The all new Blu Saphir website was launched on the 30th of April this year.
Its about time Blu Saphir website had a change considering its predeccessor was outdated, had little content and was entirely based on flash.
The site’s built on the open source CMS Joomla, which in turn, is built on PHP. This is one of the most dynamic websites I have ever put together. For example:
The radio page feeds directly from Mixcloud’s servers using JSON. So once Jay has finished his radio show and uploaded it to his mixcloud account, the radio page will change completely, including tracklistings. This saves Jay from having to do any work to manually change the radio page.
The releases page uses redSHOP which is a carting system for Joomla, this enables Jay to manage his own releases and sales without having to dive into the code! Changes such as price, description, new releases and images can be altered with a click.
Thats right, I’ve used the HTML5 buzzword. Infact this site is HTML5 and uses some of its features…such as the audio player (yes I know it could look better) uses the Jplayer script which enables audio to be played on all (well most) browsers and even your iPhone or android! This actually falls back to flash for browser which don’t support the <audio> tag yet. Other features soon to be implemented are localstorage and canvas for the ads at the top.