Coming in KBOO.FM 3.0

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We're very happy to announce that we have reached the testing phase of a major revision of the website with phase one of the upgrade this past weekend.  This revision is over a year in the making and includes improvements that have been reqested for quite some time, as well as other pleasant surprises.  The changes are so numerous that I've summarized the highlights into different categories.

Visual

  • Brand new, bright fixed-width visual design
  • Completely redesigned homepage with more ways to featue content
  • New pages for music and public affairs

Navigation

  • Improved menus at top, bottom, and side of webpage
  • Breadcrumbs that inform user of where they are located within website
  • Suggested content the user may also like

Media

  • Automatic image formatting, thumbnails
  • More connections to new media like video
  • More prominent user avatars
  • More photos of program hosts

Social

  • A live chat room, where listeners and DJs can discuss 24/7
  • Ability to rate content and become a fan of programs
  • Enhanced user profiles
  • Easier to contact program hosts on their program pages
  • Elements easily reposted on other sites with the "Add this" button.
  • Anonymous comments go live instantly

Community Calendar

  • More user-friendly form for submitting events
  • New customizable views of events
  • Categories of events

Program Schedule

  • Contextual lists of "coming soon" shows displayed on homepage and program pages

Some of these features are already available with last weekend's upgrade.  These include...

  • New event submission form that allows for easier date submission
  • Easier to use drop-down menus from programs
  • Enhanced playlists with click and drag ordering of tracks
  • Host's profile page lists the programs they are a host of

In addition, we're planning on plenty of other features to add in the weeks and month following the new site unveiling, including:

  • Improved search with more intelligent search results
  • KBOO store with ability to order KBOO t-shirts, mugs and more

 

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