Well this is long overdue. I went live with the new site design about a month ago or so, and I’ve been checking in on what you guys have to say. For the most part, you all seem to be pretty pissed off because you want to be able to read the reviews and listen to the music at the same time — all songs and their descriptions are no longer available on the same page as you scroll down.
The thing is, this can be easily done. With the new re-design, we adapted a new technology that allows you to listen to music while you simultaneously load up a new page. A handful of you have figured this out and seem to be pretty pumped about it, so I wanted to make sure that everyone knows what I’m talking about. I’m still listening to what you have to say, so whether you love it, or still despise me for switching it up, let me know.
Follow the steps below for the best way to navigate the site redesign of The Chuckness:
1. When you load up the site, before you do anything else, hit play on the Streampad at the bottom. This bar links ALL songs on the site into one cohesive playlist, and you can navigate the rest of the website while listening to the music, free of interruptions.
2. As you’re listening to a song on the Streampad, click the song title either on the bar itself, the post title, or the “Read More” link to navigate directly to the individual post. The specific post will load (in this case we’re listening to that new Wiz Khalifa jam) while the music continues to play. Listen to the song and read the review simultaneously, as desired.
3. When the song you’re listening to on the Streampad has completed, the next song posted will play automatically. Or you can navigate yourself via the next button on the Streampad. Click the title of the song directly from the Streampad to go to the individual post to read more. Or navigate back to the Home screen and carry on — all while listening to the music uninterrupted.
When navigating like this, you should start coming around on the design. It’s much faster, and you can listen to all music on the site uninterrupted while you load new pages. Either way, feedback is good — so thanks for speaking out.