A good friend of mine co-hosts a weekly podcast about film, music and ‘oddities’ from the 1980s; it’s called the 80’s Picture House. Like many other podcasts on the Internet, it was hosted on the website Podbean. Personally, I feel a web presence on Podbean is visually weak and it could be a lot better presented, but the website didn’t offer the kind of capabilities that were needed to produce a professional-looking website.
My friend’s 30th Birthday was on the horizon, so, luckily for him, I decided to construct a new website as a gift.
I construct a website to encourage social engagement between the show and its listeners. So the design of the website is based on the social site Pinterest by using WordPress and a Themify theme (Pinboard). I also installed and configured a plugin (Social Login) whereby listeners can comment on stories using their Facebook, Twitter, or other social media accounts.