It’s been nine months since our massive overhaul of the indieWIRE website. iW is on a whole new publishing platform that allows us tremendous flexibility and numerous opportunities.
Over the summer we started to explore how we might enhance the new site and developed a few ideas based on feedback we’ve been hearing from our readers and the community. We concluded the process last week and today unveiled the enhanced look.
The new streamlined home page offers a few key changes:
ABOVE THE FOLD: A cleaner module for navigating new stories. It will change frequently to offer highlights of the latest from indieWIRE.
TOH: A new front page “home” for Anne Thompson’s Thompson On Hollywood blog, with links to the latest coverage.
QUICKLINKS: A more prominent section for a one click link to popular, active sections of indieWIRE.
AWARDS: As we enter into the busy awards season, we’ve launched a whole new section for our coverage that will continue through Oscar night in March ’10. The new area also includes a feed for awards blogs and a separate poll for awards season.
SPOTLIGHT: A quick link to a popular recent article from indieWIRE or from anywhere on the Internet.
RELEASE CALENDAR: indieWIRE’s growing weekly calendar features new films on DVD and in theaters. We invite readers to visit film pages for more info and to grade individual movies.
BLOGS: Linked from the front page, below a section for our more popular blogs, our active feed featuring the latest links to hosted and favorite blogs and websites is featured on the indieWIRE Blogs page, with a headline and highlight from the various sites.
Thanks for checking it out and, as always, we appreciate your input and feedback!