Also, please note that wmfo.org will be down for scheduled maintenance and upgrades on Tuesday, 11-30-10 from 7 PM to 11 PM. We will be installing a new WMFO specific theme and fixing some of the bugs that are currently being experienced on newer browsers.
As you have probably noticed, we have a new website! The aim of this new site is to make browsing wmfo.org simple, clean, and intuitive for the many listeners that use wmfo.org as their interface to our great radio station. Take some time to look around and explore. We think you’ll like what you find…
Notable features include:
embedded audio player: You now have the option to listen to wmfo in a flash-based browser popout window! Follow the Listen Now link to your right to check this feature out. We also have three separate quality levels so you can chose how much of your Internet connection we eat. No more having to open a separate media program to hear your favorite freeform programming. The browser is king!
integrated archives: Want to hear old shows? No need to search for and download them anymore. Use the schedule tab to both view WMFO’s program schedule and browse for old show archives that can be played in our embedded flash player.
wiki: We now have a sweet wiki! This is where we will be hosting a lot of the gritty details about wmfo, from our history to individual show pages to what kind of equipment we use. Even better: You can help us add and edit wiki content! Follow the wiki tab to check it out.
blog: We know you love wmfo, and we want to give you more wmfo to love. Stay tuned for weekly blog updates from our staff members (aka, your favorite DJs) involving concert happenings, music reviews, and lots of freeform banter. See the blog tab for all your reading requirements.
There’s a lot more to the new site too. Take some time and check it out.
feedback: Our favorite opinions are yours. Tell us what you think of the new site! We actively consider suggestions and comments as we update and change the code. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions. You can also see a list of what we’re currently working on here. Send us your feedback and check back often to see what we’ve added and changed.
Thank you for visiting our new website. Please take some time to explore and play! This website is very much a work in progress, and we want your comments and suggestions before we take it live.
This website, in conjunction with the Wiki and the DJ portal, is part of our new triumvirate of WMFO Internet services. Briefly, an overview of the rational behind our three tiered design:
www.wmfo.org (Temporarily http://tuftsfreeformradio.org/) – The Public Website - This website serves as the center of WMFO’s public Internet presence. It is designed primary to provide WMFO web services, streaming, archives, news, and media to our listeners.
wiki.wmfo.org – The Wiki – The purpose of the wiki is to host the bulk of our user generated content, both for public and internal use. The wiki has good public vs internal access controls and will be used for station documentation, DJ training and reference documents, station history, individual show pages, and many other things. There is a lot of material already up at wiki.wmfo.org. Follow the tab to check it out! And be sure to e-mail us and set up your registration to get the full benefit.
DJ Portal – The DJ portal is still in the planning and development stages. We hope to make it a one stop shop for DJs while they are in the station. It will provide real time streaming listener info, volunteer logging, chat windows, ticket giveaways, and everything else a DJ needs in front of them while on the air. We are hoping to bring the DJ portal live by the start of the Spring semester.
Feedback: There are a number of ways you can send us feedback. In order of preference:
Post it here! Once you register and are approved for this website, you will be able to create a new post from the WordPress control panel. Follow the login link below to reach this panel. Practice posting an article to the site by composing your feedback in a post and submitting it for review. We’ll approve them so everyone else can read , comment, and expand on your thoughts.
E-mail them to email@example.com. This e-mail address goes to everyone who’s working on our web development team, so we’ll be sure to see your comments. Although this method won’t let other beta testers see what you have to say.
Tracker: We are keeping a running list of modifications we’re planning on making and/or currently undertaking to the new website here: https://wiki.wmfo.org/Operations/Systems/Public_Website/To_Do. Check to see if your suggestions are already listed there. We’ll update this change log as new suggestions come in and things get fixed.
Timeline: We’re hoping to bring the site live and replace the old wmfo.org by the start of the fall schedule. We’ll be expanding the beta test over the next three weeks untill we are ready for the full public launch. The sooner you get your comments in, the more chance we’ll have to work on them before we go live. Tell us what you think!
Where Credit is Due: A big thanks to all of the individuals who have been involved in the website overhaul this summer. These people put in very good work for very little (actually, no) pay. In particular, thanks to:
Marshall Moutenot (WMFO Webmaster and Rising Tufts Sophomore) – Lead Site Design and Programming
Alyce Currier (Publicity Director and Rising Tufts Senior) – Lead Graphic Design
Ben Yu (WMFO Operation Director and Rising Tufts Senior) – Technical Assistance
PJ Gray (WMFO DJ) – Technical Assistance
Tom Worster (Spinitron.com) – WMFO/Spinitron Integration and Archive Links (Technically Tom is payed, but he is still a big help.)
We hope you enjoy what you find. And we want to know how we can make it better. So tell us!