KEXP

Now Playing Widget

KEXP

Year

2008

Agency

IF/THEN Studio

Client

Role

Designer, Front End Developer at IF/THEN Studio

Team

  • Ricky Castro, Partner
  • Jim Catel, Partner
  • Andi Rusu, Partner
  • Aaron Starkey, Back End Developer

Tags

  • Website
  • Interface Design
  • Non-Profit
  • Cultural Icon
  • Front End Development

Languages/Libraries

  • Adobe Flash

Awards/Press

  • 2010 – Seattle Weekly's "Best of the Web" Awards, Seattle's Best Online Presence - Music

KEXP is Seattle's iconic publicly-funded radio station. In 2008, KEXP came to If/Then for a refresh of their award-winning website.

I designed and developed the Now Playing widget that lived prominently in the top left corner. An ultra content-dense header piece, the widget needed to house the station branding, real-time playlist and program information, DJ image and notes, sponsor logo, and links to the live web streams—all within an 225x215 area.

Production required the development of an ultra-lightweight API to pass real-time track and program information to the widget. I worked with KEXP to design a spec that used minimal bandwidth on their highly trafficked website.