Circular Discography Template with jQuery

Today we want to share a simple website template with you. The template will show some discography or music albums in a rounded fashion, rotating the albums when clicking on next or previous. When clicking on an album, we will open the album details view which contains a music player (jPlayer) and […]

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Today we want to share a simple website template with you. The template will show some discography or music albums in a rounded fashion, rotating the albums when clicking on next or previous. When clicking on an album, we will open the album details view which contains a music player (jPlayer) and a playlist of some songs. There is also a description area that can be scrolled.

We will be using the following jQuery plugins and scripts that will help us with the effects and the functionality:

We’ve added some nice music samples from the following artists:

Audiotechnica – Testing
by audiotechnica

Coffeeeurope -Arena Blanca
by Hektor Thillet

Ramblinglibrarian – Our Resolve
by Ivan Chew

Syenta – Emerging Cry
by Syenta

Thanks to the artists for releasing their music under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) Licence!

The initial screen of the template will show some loading element, and we will preload all the images. It will show the album view with the navigation arrows lined up in a diagonal:

When clicking on one of the navigations arrows, we will rotate the album and fade in the next/previous one:

When clicking on one of the albums, we will open the album detail view with a music player, a playlist and some detailed info on the album. The background image will now change to the one we had in the circle of the album before. The music will start automatically with the first song and continue through the playlist:

We hope you like this little template and find it useful!

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Mary Lou (Manoela Ilic) is a freelance web designer and developer with a passion for interaction design. She studied Cognitive Science and Computational Logic and has a weakness for the smell of freshly ground peppercorns.

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  1. 1

    Doesn’t work for me sometimes. If you’ll click twice on the same track name then playlist.js throws an exception on line 62 (this.cssSelector is undefined)

  2. 3

    Hi Mary Lou,
    I would like to ask you a question about the possibility to insert a link in the “index.html” that allow me to go to another album, not necessary prev or next album. For example, when I open my site the default album is #1 but I would like to create a button to go directly to album #10… I’m sorry for my bad english but I hope you’ll understand me :) I know that I have to manipulate the file “jquery.template.js” but I don’t know the Javascript language (I usually work with Flash and Actionscript)…
    I hope you will help me in this…
    Thanks in advance and compliments

    Giovanni

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