San Juan, PR (RR) Today we are proud to unveil the all-new edition of The Rock Radio Network’s website! This new site has been in development for most of this year 2012 and comes in response to the rapidly-changing landscape of the Internet.
What does that mean? Well, about five years ago when we put up our first site, most people still connected to the Internet using a desktop or laptop PC. But when Apple released the iPhone in 2007, everything changed. Just in the past five years – think about it! – we have seen the rise of the iPhone, the Android phone, the iPad, Android tablets from A to Z, and now all the other tablets, phones, PlayBooks, Windows phones, Kindles, and on and on the list goes. The result is that more than 2/5 of the visits to our site were coming from mobile devices – and the site just wasn’t built for that. Every time a new device came out, we would have to go back to the code of the site and try to tweak it to work on that device too. It was time consuming, frustrating, and ultimately left many people unable to use the site. We needed something that would work across all devices, at all times, and be a standard that would be going well into the future.
Enter HTML5. It’s the way of the future. This site is built with a combination of PHP and HTML5, and it is built to scale across all screen sizes, on all devices. We’ve tested it on everything from iPads to Windows phones to even an old HP TouchPad that someone kindly lent us. Now, it just works!
We’ve also updated the stream to an MP3 format. It should work on any device, computer, tablet, or phone that is currently in production or is being dreamed up somewhere in a lab for the foreseeable future. And we have a Flash player (for devices with Flash) and a direct server link (for everything else).
Thank you for your patience as we worked on the new site. We hope you enjoy it and find it useful. We’ll be working to continue adding features in the coming months, so stay tuned. And please leave your feedback in the comments below or vote in the poll! —–>