XM Radio Show Pages

Show Page Design and Development

Client:
XM Radio
Role:
Frontend Developer
Launched:
2006

In 2006, XM Radio was adding several new shows to their network and asked Threespot to design pages for a few of them, including Oprah’s Show and Artist Confidential. To provide interactivity, we used Flash. Our baseline markup was progressive-enhanced front-end HTML and CSS. An excellent Flash developer colleague then wrote code to read and parse that HTML to populate the Flash movie with the correct assets. This gave us solid pages that worked with or without Flash. The code shows its age, but it was one of the first sites we tried to populate the Flash this way. It worked quite well and allowed us to easily create progressively-enhanced Flash experiences for several other projects.