Abridged music is a website that is aimed to provide music of any type or genre of music to the either casual or hard-core music lovers. This website will provide new releases, popular, classics, up & coming and many more lists of music where anybody may find what they’re looking for or interested in.
Abridged music will accommodate and appeal to a variety of people, although it will be mostly targeted at people aged from 15-50, mostly favouring the younger population as they’re more familiar with the technology age.
Younger: The reason that this will mostly accommodate for the younger part of the generation (15-30), because in today’s day and age the majority of people looking for new music to listen to (online at least) will be of this age bracket. They are usually looking for the next hottest thing to come into the scene of whichever genre they are interested in, so that they can be the first to tell their friends.
Middle – Later: With this being said the remaining target audience is not any less significant. The reason being for this is because, there are still many people of this age that are still very up to date in terms of technology. They may not always be looking for new music in particular but the website also offers a location where they find music that they already know about or have heard before.
Prior to designing the layout and the website, it was brought to my attention that I found the websites that I found easiest to navigate and find my way around are ones with a consistent and coherent design. The reasoning for this being such a great aspect is because I feel that with this as the core backbone and structure it allows for a very clean and concise looking website, which also filters any issues that could be affiliated with either elderly people using the website or anyone that is visually impaired.
Having the navigation bar a darker grey colour, with the text white will keep a very clean crisp feel and look as well as keeping the majority of the colours incorporated with the website to be mostly of this nature. The reason for this is because the website is not aimed at children or kid, therefore does not require having very extravagant colours as well as being a music site it also does not always fit.
Keeping this clean cut design, which has been decided for the website will ensure that all users have the ability to navigate their way through and about the website with no issues what so ever. This comes in very handy as well seeing as there will be a large amount of information being music throughout the website which could get confusing with the wrong design and layout.
The blueprint above represents how users will navigate the Abridged Music website. When first entering the site, there are a set of options in which the user is able to select being: Search, What’s New, Classics, Genres, Random Song, About Us and the Support Page.
The search page will direct you to a page where you may enter certain or any specific details about any kind or type of music and it will bring up that music on the Audio Player page afterwards.
On the what’s new page is a new and on demand amount of data on all different types and genres in the music industry at the current point in time, where users may discover more music they may not have heard of as of yet.
Classics and genres are similar pages in a sense, where it is directed to a page where one you have a view of old time greats where has genres gives a list of what types of songs you wish to listen to.
The random song option is something innovative, where if the user so decides to click on this button it will give a random song from and point in time of any genre which is displayed on the audio player page. Much similar to the feature that urban dictionary offers.
Leaving the about us and support page, these two pages are straightforward as the majority of sites contain these for customer service purposes.
Here are some wireframes to help demonstrate how users will interact and move around the website, notice the very clean and consistent style keeping everything coherent as well as consistent.
About Us Page
Audio Player Page
To ensure that all content will be understood throughout, a controlled vocabulary as well as a metadata matrix database has been created. This will also help broaden a search engines ability to locate the website, based on what keywords are entered into it.
|Top Hits||Recent & Popular|
|BPM||Beats Per Minute|
|Composer||Song Assistance and Creators|
|Subject||The type of data of the page being music||All Types of Music||Easy|
|Artist||The name of the singer/band||2 Chainz||Difficult|
|Album||The name of the list of songs made by an artist or band||Collide the Sky||Medium|
|Audience||Audience visiting the site||Music Specific Information Gathering||Medium|
|Page Type||Type of site page||Music Streaming||Easy|
|Genre||Type of music specifically||Metal, Rock, Pop||Medium|
|Music Streaming||How the data is used||Audio Streaming||Medium|
|Track||The name of the song||Bulls In The Bronx||Easy|