The End of the First Era (2007 -2017)
It’s really not that dramatic, but 9 1/2 years on the Web is an eternity. The Guitar Wall was indeed part of a different era in terms of the way websites were built. While the site grew into an enormous project, the underlying technology could never be significantly updated without fundamentally starting over. So we basically had to run out the clock on the old wall… and now, we’ve started over.
Big Guitar Walls
From 2009 to 2011, there was a series of one-off walls built specifically for individual companies. Each wall was totally unique and designed to reflect the culture and flavor of the sponsoring company. The same engine that powered The Guitar Wall was used for Big Guitar Walls. Unfortunately, these walls suffered the same fate of obsolescence and ultimately had to be taken down. The images below are pretty much all that is left of this work.
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But wait… There was more!
Actually, that’s an understatement. We believe there were a total of over 50 different walls built at one time or another (although it’s more likely that the actual number is more like 30). Not all walls made it to the finish line. But all of them enjoyed a decent run and a lot of visitors. We learned a lot about what works and what didn’t. We like to think that putting all of that knowledge and experience to work on the great “sequel” will benefit not only those who knew us in the past, but a whole new generation that missed it completely.