Film Radar, the source for discovering unique independent movies in Los Angles, recently came to us for a re-design. Hop Studios had worked on the original Film Radar site in 2005, modifying an existing design and adding a calendar. The site was always a house favorite and offered great potential for growth, and community interaction.
So when site owner and cinephile Karie Bible came back to us, we went a little crazy. We redesigned the entire site, added custom buttons, terrific icons, and colorful layouts. We added forums, separate article, review and interview sections, and a grand total of three blogs. A great deal of Film Radar’s content is an impressive calendar of movie events, and our redesign included it’s look and functionality. A mailing list, user database and an Open Ads system rounded out the development needs of the site. We topped it off with an automatically updating homepage, interactive drop down menus, and two custom stores.
This project also afforded Hop Studios a chance to try a new design process. We created the layouts in a more collaborative manner, and the results speak for themselves.
Karie has big plans to expand the site in the future, and we eagerly await the chance!