RadioFresh

This is the most popular radio station in Bulgaria. My work was to support this website, to fix bugs and to add extensions to the existing functionality.


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Description

radiofresh.bg is the website of the biggest radio staion in Bulgaria. Radio Fresh's facebook page has more than 100 000 fans. I worked on this website while I was employed by ivuWorks LTD. My job was to support the website's current functionality and to add new features and improvements. The website was already online when I started to work on it so I had to deal with its legacy code.

What I did

The first thing that I did was to apply new design ot the homepage. The radio is the most popular radio station and it needs to keep its website's desing fresh and cosy. I had to connect the existing PHP scripts to the new templates. The website uses the MVC model. Except the home page new design was also added to the right column of the website.

After some time I had to add an extension to the administrative panel and to the frond end as well. The "Artists" module was added by me. This module allows the visitors to get information about their favourite singers and bands. The artists are organized alphabetically by their names and chronologically as they are added to the database.

The visitors can find short biography of their idols. Also related articles and galleries inside the websites content. Fianlly there is a discussion page where they can share their thoughts related to the artist with other fans. In the profile page of every singer there are external links leading to their homepages or social network profiles like Facebook and Twitter.

Skills that I used

To the my job I had to use all skills that a web developer needs. PHP, HTML, MySQL are these skills. PHP and HTML I needed to complete the redesign of the home page and the right column. Then MySQL came in help when I was creating the "Artists" module. In order to store the information I had to create tables.I also had to program a way to store the information and then to retrieve it when needed.

What I learned

This was my second redesign. I improved my knowledge how to deal with legacy code. I also improved my knowledge how to use APIs. In this case the new API was the API of DISQUS. I used this service for the second time, after I used it in the website of radio fm+. It was needed for the discussion page that every artist has.

The client

Radio Fresh is the most popular radio station in Bulgaria. It started its broadcasting in Sofia, Bulgaria and very fast it turned into national media. Most of its listeners are between the age of 15 and 25. The radio is one of the strongest trade marks.