A Day in the Life of A New Website
I recently realized that I’ve just passed six months of being here at KDHX, redeveloping the KDHX website through our Interactive Web Media Project. That means my year here is halfway over, and it means that I have a lot of updates to share.
Some highlights from the process so far include:
- Concert & Event Calendars
We have been looking at web calendar tools for the Concert Calendar and Arts & Events Calendar. I’m happy with what we’ve found; it offers some exciting new functionality that should make the calendars more useful.
- Calendar back end & radio calendar scripts
A big project right now is figuring out how to integrate that calendar tool with backend systems already in use to help us manage the calendar data and also produce scripts for the on-air calendars.
- Donation system
We’re working with an awesome volunteer from the community to improve our membership system, making it easier for people to support KDHX.
- Online community interaction possibilities
KDHX has a vibrant community in Saint Louis and beyond; we want the website to help members of this community engage with each other, the station, and the larger community in new ways. Get excited!
That’s a brief look at a few of the highlights so far. Over the coming weeks I will be posting in more depth about aspects of the project, including some of these. Stay tuned!
In the mean time, I would love to talk to you more about the process; feel free to email me: robyn.haas -at- kdhx -dot- org.