Movie Monster

Movie Monster is the brainchild of Barry Holiday and is produced by Brock LaBorde of Studio8.net out in Hollwood somewhere. It is a semi-mostly-sorta-weekly review of recent movies, hosted by a monster with a garbly voice. So, you know, it’s pretty much, like, the perfect thing.

My work for them was a custom WordPress theme with video integration, not unlike a couple of the others I made.

An Unordered List of List Items

  • Huge, rotating, background Movie Monster headshots on each of the main pages/categories with JavaScript to make sure they didn’t mess up the page’s width (without resorting to CSS overflow hiding)
  • YouTube integration with dynamic embed, “Share” embed code, and thumbnails
  • Subcategory-organized Videos category listing with jQuery “More!” and “Less” display
  • Contest category and page with YouTube integration
  • Multi-query front page with latest videos/blog posts and a jQuery sliding info panel behind the latest episode to conserve real estate
  • Two widget areas in the sidebar, three in the footer
  • CSS3 text and box shadows and gradient buttons
  • Mid-page ad code via Theme Toolkit
  • Movie Monster Favicon
  • An Easter egg (Grrr!)

Some of these I may dedicate future posts to in my “How To” category… We’ll see. More on that later.

Link: http://www.ilovemoviemonster.com/

WAIT!

Before you go, watch this video Barry made sans monster costume.

I’ve watched that at least half a dozen times, and it’s still funny to me.