Musician and Creative Technologist

Adam Jansch

AJ | Adam Jansch

Grav / HTML5 / CSS / Twig

AJ | Adam Jansch (AJ) is the main website and set of minisites dedicated to the musical, artistic and technological practice of Adam Jansch. It presents Jansch's continued experimentations with the web medium, as initiated when his main site launched in 2005. The current sites making up AJ are:

  • Main (http://adamjansch.co.uk): the main website of Adam Jansch, which is now at version 9. Powered by Grav, the site uses an item-linked update structure, linking news updates directly to specific articles. Previous versions of Main have been powered by MODX, Wordpress and home-brew PHP.
  • Pact (http://pact.adamjansch.co.uk/): the home of Adam Jansch's Pact documentation, also running on Grav, covering CreativePact and HackPact.
  • PhD (http://phd.adamjansch.co.uk/): a mini-site dedicated to Adam Jansch's now-completed PhD. PhD is a simple 1-page design, built on a custom-developed PHP/YAML back-end.

Across his sites Adam Jansch has tended to adhere to same basic design principles: quadrilateral polygons and sectional colour-coding. All recent sites have been designed using HTML5, responsive CSS and a dusting of jQuery where necessary.

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Updates [ 13 ]

  • AJ | Tech | AJ | Adam Jansch | Pact docs site reaches version 2

    Pact docs site reaches version 2

    18 Sep 2016 • AJ | Adam Jansch

    Following the "tick" of platform change, Adam Jansch's Pact documentation website has been given the "tock" of a complete redesign.

    Sticking with its Grav CMS underpinnings, the primary goal for the site's new look was to remove emphasis from Pact start years, in order to open up future Pacting possibilities. The design also brings a vertical global navigation bar and an improved focus on content.

  • AJ | Tech | AJ | Adam Jansch | CreativePact and Hackpact become Pact

    CreativePact and Hackpact become Pact

    11 Apr 2016 • AJ | Adam Jansch

    In an act of website rationalisation, today AJ | Pact was launched. The site combines Adam Jansch's previously separate CreativePact and Hackpact documentation sites while also making life easier for people who like typing URLs. Like AJ | Main, AJ | Pact has switched from MODX to Grav.

  • AJ | Tech | AJ | Adam Jansch | AJ website hits version 9

    AJ website hits version 9

    27 Mar 2016 • AJ | Adam Jansch

    Today saw AJ | Adam Jansch version 9 go live. The update features a revised site structure, with items now grouped across 4 sections: Music, Art, Tech and Other. Also featured is a news system which ties updates to a specific item, rather than them living in their own disconnected section.

    Under the hood, AJ | Adam Jansch has switched from MODX to the flat-file Grav CMS, meaning Adam cutting his teeth on PHP templating engine Twig. The site is designed in HTML5 and responsive CSS.

  • AJ | Tech | AJ | Adam Jansch | All new Adam Jansch PhD website goes live

    All new Adam Jansch PhD website goes live

    9 Feb 2015 • AJ | Adam Jansch

    The website action continues for Adam Jansch with the launch of a new hub site dedicated to his PhD. Previously hosted on Tumblr, this new self-hosted design follows the style of Adam's personal CreativePact website put together last year (though powered by a custom YAML flat file backend).

  • AJ | Tech | AJ | Adam Jansch | New CreativePact docs website launched

    New CreativePact docs website launched

    23 Jul 2014 • AJ | Adam Jansch

    In time for CreativePact 2014, Adam Jansch has launched an all new website, running on MODX, hosting the documentation for his CreativePact projects.

  • AJ | Tech | AJ | Adam Jansch | MODX features in new version of AJ | Adam Jansch

    MODX features in new version of AJ | Adam Jansch

    20 Feb 2014 • AJ | Adam Jansch

    Version 8 of AJ | Adam Jansch went live today, with a brand new design and powered by MODX Revolution. The design is a development of the tile interface of version 7, retaining the hallmark colour-coded sections and adding depth and detail. Also, the revamping of the site structure means News has returned to the front page.

  • AJ | Tech | AJ | Adam Jansch | Clean new design of AJ | Adam Jansch now live

    Clean new design of AJ | Adam Jansch now live

    27 Feb 2012 • AJ | Adam Jansch

    A revamped AJ | Adam Jansch has gone live today, sweeping away the cluttered version 6 with a clean version 7. Based around a coloured tile concept influenced by Microsoft's Metro design, the new AJ is the first designed using HTML5 and responsive CSS – AJ, welcome to mobile.

  • AJ | Tech | AJ | Adam Jansch | Adam Jansch revamps personal website

    Adam Jansch revamps personal website

    23 Jul 2010 • AJ | Adam Jansch

    After a short-lived period of Wordpress power AJ | Adam Jansch has been revamped, returning to a custom flat file backend and receiving a bright new design, foregrounding events past and future on the front page. Version 6 also introduces two new sections: Code and Writing.

  • AJ | Tech | AJ | Adam Jansch | Wordpress powers new AJ website

    Wordpress powers new AJ website

    13 May 2010 • AJ | Adam Jansch

    A new Adam Jansch website went live today, powered by Wordpress. Sticking with a dark theme, Version 5 dispenses with the entry page of previous AJ sites, instead presenting visitors with highlights of the main sections straight-up. Gone are the natty section names from version 4 and in is the new, Wordpress-standard search.

  • AJ | Tech | AJ | Adam Jansch | Version 4 of AJ website drops

    Version 4 of AJ website drops

    4 Nov 2007 • AJ | Adam Jansch

    Version 4 of Adam Jansch's website dropped today. Continuing on with the dark theme and flat file backend the site brings some personality to the screen with its quadrilateral theme and specially-crafted sections.

  • AJ | Tech | AJ | Adam Jansch | Update to Adam Jansch website

    Update to Adam Jansch website

    1 Sep 2006 • AJ | Adam Jansch

    Version 3 of Adam Jansch's website has come out of the gate, carrying on the main style of version 2 but with some reorganisations to content design. Colour-coded sections and the flat file backend also remain.

  • AJ | Tech | AJ | Adam Jansch | Version 2 of Adam Jansch's website goes live

    Version 2 of Adam Jansch's website goes live

    12 May 2006 • AJ | Adam Jansch

    Following a year online, Adam Jansch's website has received its first major update. Version 2 switches to a dark theme which utilises colour-coded sections and improved styling – including an eye-catching front page – while the backend moves from MySQL to a simpler text file-based system.

  • AJ | Tech | AJ | Adam Jansch | Adam Jansch launches website

    Adam Jansch launches website

    18 Jan 2005 • AJ | Adam Jansch

    Adam Jansch has launched his website, hosted at http://www.adamjansch.co.uk/. Based on a custom-built PHP and MySQL core and employing a striking design, the site presents all of Jansch's goings-on, including news and latest music.