Busy Busy..

Man, have I ever been busy. I kind of figured that summer would hit, assignments would be out of the picture and I’d have a whole lot of free time. Turns out it’s quite the opposite. My last blog/news entry was some time in May, and I figured it’s time I added something to the blog.

AcidJAC.com is now live! I’ve still got some work to do, but it’s looking pretty solid. The site uses a great plugin; Events Calendar Premium, that allows the band to manage shows directly from the wordpress panel. They can add descriptions, start times, google maps, and lots more. Definitely worth taking a look at. The plugin is completely customizable so you can integrate it into any custom theme. I did have a few issues, but they were quickly addressed and fixed by the developers.

I’d love to hear some feedback regarding the Acid JAC website!

4 thoughts on “Busy Busy..”

  1. hey man good job on their website! looks great. did you make that media player? I am doing a web site for a band as well just want to know if its easy to make that media player.

    1. Thanks man! They actually wanted to use the myspace player rather that the one I had created. This way the plays and views add up faster. I did one with a visualizer for one of our assignments a few months ago, I think it took me about 6 hours or so, it really wasn’t all that hard, the visualizer is what took the longest.

      You’ve got lots of options for players like that and definitely don’t need to spend 6 hours making one. If you’re not totally concerned about validation, embed the myspace one. The code is horrible but at least you know why it won’t validate. You could also use HTML5 to embed the audio and have it degrade to the myspace player if a user is browsing with IE.

      To embed the myspace player, use firebug to inspect the element on myspace, and then copy the code into your site. I’m sure you could clean up the code significantly, I just didn’t have time to mess around with it.

  2. hey man good job on their website! looks great. did you make that media player? I am doing a web site for a band as well just want to know if its easy to make that media player.

    1. Thanks man! They actually wanted to use the myspace player rather that the one I had created. This way the plays and views add up faster. I did one with a visualizer for one of our assignments a few months ago, I think it took me about 6 hours or so, it really wasn’t all that hard, the visualizer is what took the longest.

      You’ve got lots of options for players like that and definitely don’t need to spend 6 hours making one. If you’re not totally concerned about validation, embed the myspace one. The code is horrible but at least you know why it won’t validate. You could also use HTML5 to embed the audio and have it degrade to the myspace player if a user is browsing with IE.

      To embed the myspace player, use firebug to inspect the element on myspace, and then copy the code into your site. I’m sure you could clean up the code significantly, I just didn’t have time to mess around with it.

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