I will have to give this some thought. I am designing this in manner that the user interface can be completely customized using templates so if I can't make it work with the default template perhaps it can be done in a separate template.MediaMan wrote:Some off-the-cuff suggestions:
1) In the upper left corner, the program logically gives the user the option of 4 ways to search ( artist, album, song, genre). However when the program opens, the user is presented with a set of genre tags. Why not give the user the choice of what high level attibute they want to start with, If they click on genre, show the genre tags. if the click in artist, album or song, show tags for those instead, and t oconserve spaced , use A B C D etc,
I like this idea as it provides a drill-down type approach to finding music. I will also give this one some thought.MediaMan wrote: 2) when I click one of the genres from the cloud of Genre tags, there is no direct way to go back. Also some times I lose track of what filter is currently applied. Perhaps introduce a breadrcrumb approach, ie
Genres > Pop > Beatles > Yesterday
MediaMan wrote: 3) add basic media player type functions, ie Volume; Prev Track; Next track; Pause
4) show art work for the now playing track
I intentionally left an embedded media player out of the default template because 1) I wanted the interface to be lean and fast 2) I don't currently know how to embed a media player on the page and 3) I figured that myself or someone else would eventually make a template that contains some of the wiz-bang type features like this.
Thanks for your suggestions. I will do my best to make these happen.