With individual artist sites, streaming media, news, and a diverse catalog, Curb Records needed a dynamic website that could continuously grow and change rapidly. As a result, we developed a database-driven website which is managed through a series of easy-to-use browser-based tools. One of the powerful tools developed for Curb allows them to create an entire four-page site to promote an upcoming album release and to manage the members of the media that can access the site. This tool includes interactive calendars for easy date selection and a graphical HTML editor for applying a variety of formats to large text areas. The tool also includes an auto-resizer for images so that when an image is uploaded, it is automatically resized to the correct specification for the page.
Users can be given access to all active artist media pages or limited to specific artists. In addition, media pages can be activated and de-activated at the click of a button or allowed to activate and de-activate on scheduled dates. Tools such as this allow Curb Records to update their site on a daily basis without knowing any HTML or special software, thereby eliminating the cost of a full-time professional web designer.