New site launched

Last week I launched a new site. KingKarma.com features a few nifty features:

  • The band wanted music to be playing throughout the entire site. The timeline was a bit short to try anything with Ajax, so I went with an iframe.
  • The top section and nav is made in flash so that the buttons can animate and I’ve included a music player which loads external MP3’s and a newsletter sign-up which taps into my mailing list script written in PHP.
  • The lyrics page is a bit fancy. The band wanted the song names on the left to remain static while the rest of the page scrolled down. CSS2’s position:fixed wouldn’t have done this nicely, but unfortunately for me, not all browsers support position:fixed. So I figured having the song names follow the scrolling in the frame was the best option. Thanks to Robert Hahn for helping me with making this work.
  • The last cool thing about the site is the news box on the front page. This is made in flash, but it loads the text from MySQL which the band can administer and change whenever they have things to say.

A pretty full site for a short timeline. I’m happy with the way it turned out.

2 Thoughts on “New site launched

  1. Shaun@kingkarma.com on December 29, 2005 at 1:37 am said:

    Chris,

    Thanks for the excellent work on our site! It looks great and we’re getting a lot of positive feedback about the design, etc..

    Cheers,

    Shaun Williamson
    KING KARMA

  2. Shaun@kingkarma.com on December 29, 2005 at 1:38 am said:

    Thanks for the excellent work!

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