Colorado Public Radio

Justin Toupin

For the past several months we have been working with Colorado Public Radio to architect, design and develop the next iteration of CPR.org. A few days ago, the new website went live. Take a look on your computer, your tablet, or your smart phone. Better yet, listen on any device. The website is fully responsive, and features a persistent media player that streams audio while you are browsing.

Persistent Audio Player

CPR sought a way to stream audio that persists as users browse the website. Built on Drupal 7, the website leverages the Ajax Links API to provide a seamless browsing experience, while delivering uninterrupted audio, on all devices. For older browsers, the website degrades gracefully.

Unified Architecture

One key goal for this redesign was to create a comprehensive design system that would serve the needs of CPR's three distinct offerings: News, Classical Music, and OpenAir. Prior to the redesign, these services were fragmented across multiple distinct websites. The new, unified information architecture had to be both intuitive and comprehensive – often a challenging balance for media websites.

Integrated Experience

We worked with CPR to design tools that interface with numerous APIs. Calendars, pledge drive stats, and playlists are just a few of the services integrated into CPR's public facing website.

Looking Forward

We love working with media organizations, and are thankful to have played a part in the CPR redesign. Check out the work online at www.cpr.org.


About the Author

Justin is CEO and founding partner at Aten. He started the company back in 2000 with a passion for technology and communications, a desire to do meaningful work, and an aspiration to help build a place where people love what they do.

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