Making Out of this World (Panel)

A presentation at DrupalCon LA - 2015 in in Los Angeles, CA, USA by Helena McCabe

Presented with:

  • Seth Brown
  • Mike Herchel
  • Chris Albrecht
  • Jeff Vargas

While the Syfy network was busy creating compelling new worlds with scripted shows like 12 Monkeys, Ascension, Helix, and Haven, their website was worlds behind. It was not responsive, not beautiful, and, in the words of Matthew Chiavelli, VP of digital media and strategy, "put together with duct tape and bailing wire." To watch full episodes, viewers were required to navigate to a separate website at Syfy needed a scaleable, cinematic full-screen experience that would look great on any device and be commensurate to their original content.

In this session the combined Lullabot and Syfy teams will discuss what was involved in creating what's been called "the best television website on the planet," as well as what lies ahead for television sites in general.