I had literally 15 minutes to look, so here’s what I got
- the logo isn’t clickable. Usually logos are a passageway back to the homepage.
- what’s going on the Audio page? given that it’s a radio station, and you can “listen now” in the listen now area, i don’t know what else will be offered under audio, but that was the first button I clicked cuz I wanted to know.
- the DJ portal idea rocks. can’t wait to see that
- the archive and playlist is totally awesome. I’m so impressed with that. Not impressed with my typing tho.
go team go! thanks for all the work!
Looks good, guys and girl! It’s so much simpler and more streamlined than the old site that I felt weird about it for a while. Then I realized that everything I needed was pretty much there. So, I guess it’s just taking me a little while to get out of the “ridiculous website” mentality.
A few things I noticed when poking around this morning:
1.) If you go to the schedule, and click on a show, all of their old archives appear to be available for downloading. Deception! If you click anything older than two weeks, you are denied by the resulting page. Maybe we could just have those links not be there at all?
2.) On the “about” page the sentence, “The coverage map below shows our broadcast range on our FM frequency” appears. More deception! It’s not there. Chump change.
3.) I love the pop-out player for the stream, but is there any way to get an iTunes stream for people that prefer that? Or did I just miss it?
4.) On the old schedule, there was a coloring system to indicate where we were in the week. I guess it was kind of dumb, because you should just look at the time and find it on the schedule, but the visual made it nice and simple. Could we have a system like that? Maybe just highlight the current show. Or do an iCal-like system where the column of the current day is highlighted, and a horizontal line tracks the current time.
Feel free to respond to my comments and questions. I’ll be sure to check back.
Music Director Emeritus
Dear WMFO New Website Beta Testers,
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:
And now, please consider the following…
Register: To get the full benefit of this website, you’ll need to register. For details on registration for the website and wiki, please check out this wiki page: https://wiki.wmfo.org/Staff_Info. And don’t neglect this note on usernames.
Feedback: There are a number of ways you can send us feedback. In order of preference:
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:
We hope you enjoy what you find. And we want to know how we can make it better. So tell us!
WMFO General Manager