Two And a Half People

The City Bells

The City Bells

The City Bells is a talented saxophone quartet comprising four of London's finest sax players. The group wanted a website to establish their initial online presence, increase exposure through search-engine rankings, and showcase recordings of their material.

Made in HTML5 and CSS, with Javascript built upon the excellent YUI2 and YUI3 frameworks, the site features a very simple and elegant design. Whilst various interactions are enhanced with Javascript, the real piece de resistance is the custom-built iPod MP3 player widget on the bookshelf. Using the SoundManager 2 library for Actionscript and Javascript, all audio recordings are stored on the server and streamed asynchronously through the invisible Flash/Actionscript wrapper which is triggered by a Javascript-controlled UI.