Colorado Public Radio
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.
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.
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.
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.