Bouncy Radio Center 10 is now well into development and today I’ll be taking you over the changes in the Bouncy Radio Center “Main” Home page.
Okay so lets get started, First of all, and most obviously is the layout of the Bouncy Radio Center. Users of the old version will have been familiar with the left hand sidebar and the vast amounts of data that were present there, well, this has been removed and moved. The Radio Center will now use vertical tabs for its main page navigation, above them we will display the Radio Status image a some buttons.
The buttons currently located in the left sidebar provide access to brand new admin functions for kicking the current DJ, clearing statistics and so on and additionally the listen button, which you may be familiar with from my Radio Panel Article.
At the top of the main content area you will now see a nice page title with a page description, with your forum avatar shown to the left. Just below this you will find the Radio Center announcements, slightly changed from the old version and fits in nicely to the page. Announcement will now be hidden when empty. The right most sidebar you will find some of the content that used to be found in the old left sidebar. The reason for this is that this data is now only available on the main radio center page, or the radio center “home”. I found that this data was not really needed to be displayed everywhere, and helps reduce the amount of “clutter” that is on the page, and keeping the application looking nice.
Again with the content in the right sidebar, your DJ status will be shown (Resident DJ, Guest DJ, not a DJ), and then connection information below that depending on your status. You will also see the self explanatory lists for schedules, community DJ’s and available radio slots.
This page is not finished, there’s still some other chunks of data to add in there, for example we want to display the actual data of the Radio, such as current DJ’s, song and so on. This will be all added in time, and once I figure out the best way for this to be displayed I’ll be posting an updated article.
Still to come is the brand new Radio Schedule, which makes massive improvements on the previous schedule system, and i think everyone is going to love this, more updates will be available on that later though, click the image below to check out the current state of the new Bouncy Radio Center home page.