Jul 15, 2016

Twitch Is Now ScreenAnarchy

The new site takes a more community-based approach to film coverage.
Screenanarchy

Twitch has long been one of my favorite movie blogs (and not just because I used to write for them back in the day). I’ve always enjoyed Twitch because they’re passionate about all sorts of movies — not just Hollywood blockbusters and arthouse fare but all kinds of cult, underground, and B-grade titles, too.

Needless to say, when Twitch’s founder, Todd Brown, asked if I’d be interested in helping out with the site’s redesign and relaunch, there was no way I could refuse. And so Twitch is dead… long live ScreenAnarchy. The same great eclectic film coverage is there, but with an added element of community participation. ScreenAnarchy members can now directly participate in the site’s content creation and curation by posting articles, deciding what gets spotlighted on the site, and so on.

I did all of the front-end design, including the initial HTML/CSS templates, which were then implemented by another developer into the site’s CMS. The new ScreenAnarchy design is responsive and mobile-friendly — as should be the case with any modern website — and it’s flexible enough to handle several different types of articles as well as article filtering.

It was a pretty significant project, especially with all of the added community functionality, but I’m very pleased with how everything has turned out. So now, go read a “Destroy All Monsters” column, watch a Rogue One sizzle reel, and watch the Kickboxer Vengeance trailer — or sign up and start contributing your own film coverage.