I've had a few requests recently from customers and in the process of executing these requests it became apparent that I needed a design refresh.
The refresh centers around my audio player. In short, here's the current design:
And here's the new one (not deployed yet):
As I said the refresh is to do with the audio player. Here's my chain of thought:
I had a few requests to add "Skip forward" and "Skip back" buttons. The original design didn't really accommodate for adding buttons.
On taking a close look at the current design, I hate how the track titles just sort of sit in limbo, in the whitespace background.
Another of the requests was surrounding embeds (the ability to host music on SongBox but embed it on your own site) and for some reason that I cannot fathom, the design go the embedded audio player was COMPLETELY DIFFERENT to the design of the main SongBox audio players (like utterly different).
So now, all the players are uniform, are self contained (as in the track title is now "within" the widget rather than sitting in whitespace, and the new design allows me to add forward and back buttons.
I also played around with the rendering of the wave file and I really like the refreshed "bars" design. Inspired by Soundcloud lol.