Mar 31, 2011 at 8:25 PM
Edited Mar 31, 2011 at 8:31 PM
Hi, first and foremost, congratulations on a great work and thanks for making this great work available to us!! Now to the question, here is what I am planning to do. I have a project that I have to develop (early in the design stage now) that I am considering
using Orchard for. This site will be for music industry professionals (Artist, Producers etc.) so it will be heavy with social network features (but this will be for another discussion). The feature that I am about to try and work out (and if I can do this
within the Orchard framework, that will be my selling point) is a mp3 player (flash or silverlight) that does not refresh when the user advances through the site (Look At This Site For An Example) (NOTE: Click
the "Latest Blog Music" button). Just as a note, before anyone feels like telling me about their dislike for audio on websites, this player will not start unless the user chooses (clicking a UI) and it is a feature that is relavent to the industry. Now the
I am about to start combing through the available documentation and then I am going to do a simple theme (as well as a module) just to get my feet wet and gain a better understanding of the architecture. I would love to incorporate the mp3 player in these
early bits so I can make a decision if I am going to be able to use Orchard in its current form for this project. I am not against any ideas, everything can play at this point (i.e. ajax, jquery even iframes). However, I dont have alot of time before I have
to start (about 3 weeks) so I need to give myself enough time to eveluate other frameworks if needed.
Just to give you an understanding of the site to be developed, aesthecally it will look something like this
site that Universal has up for an Artist/Producer named Swizz Beatz. With many of the social network features of
this site by Timbaland.
WARNING: the (2) previously mentioned example websites have audio that kicks in on page load! TURN YOUR SPEAKERS DOWN!
Further, I will also need to incorporate some e-commerce features but the product purchases will be made with credits (credits will be purchased and allocated to the users account). This design decision was made because most of the products for purchase
will be under $10 usd and this way the merchant fees can be kept @ a minimum.
All in all, I would like to use Orchard for this project, I really like what you guys have created and I feel that this project will have a healthy community (which I plan on contributing to with some of the bits from this project). Thanks in advance for