Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A New Look for kcck.org--Dennis

If you came to the blog via KCCK's website, you've already noticed the new and improved kcck.org. We're really pumped about the new look and functions.

One of the coolest new things is that we are now feeding the information from the online playlist directly to the home page, so when you visit, one of the first things you see is the title and artist of the song currently playing. The current producer or show is listed right below, along with upcoming programs. Recent blog headlines now display on the home page as well.

The other major improvement is an enhanced way for you to listen to or download some of our programs on demand. You can listen to Talking Pictures, Gotta Minute and artist interviews right from the site, or you can subscribe to them as podcasts and they'll load automatically to your ipod or other media player. There's an easier to navigate Photo Gallery as well.

(Music licensing rules prevent us from offering music programming as podcasts, in case you're wondering.)

The online playlist, webcast and other areas of the site are still there, although we'll be updating their layout in the coming weeks to bring them in line with the new look. Coming soon: an enhanced Concert Calendar, Culture Crawl podcast and other improvements.

Thanks to an outstanding design team for this dynamic new look: Web designer John Shultz of Codejazz and graphic design by John Foster of Avatar Design Group.

So, what do you think? Post a reply in this space or email me directly.

1 comment:

Royce said...

Dennis- the new site is outstanding! The look and feel provided by your developers is very fresh and invites the reader to investigate the site deeper. Congratulations! - Royce