I am currently in the process of creating a new promotional website for indie filmmaker Chris Hansen, which can be found at HansenFilms.com. While, as of this writing, the site is not completely finished, it’s in shape enough that I’d like to show it off. So, if you’re so inclined, please go give it a look.
This is the first website that I’ve produced using my own HTML and CSS that is fully “responsive,” i.e. all of the content resizes and adjusts it’s position in relation to the size of the screen. This feature is becoming increasingly important for websites since there are so many different size screen configurations for websites now: Square desktop monitors; wide screen monitors; Kindles, iPads and smart phones that can be held either horizontally or vertically. Chris’s website adjusts automatically depending on what type of device is displaying it.
Since Chris’s site is mostly visual — with movie posters, trailers and photo galleries — I really wanted to make sure each element looked good per device, instead of the odd zooming features that can happen when a device configures the content automatically themselves. It all fits together well, even when viewing on a tiny vertical smart phone screen.
I’m also thrilled to be creating this site since I think Chris Hansen is a great filmmaker and deserves a nice website to show off his amazing talent. Over at the Underground Film Journal, I’ve reviewed all three of Chris’s feature films — The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah, Endings and Where We Started — and his one feature-ette, Clean Freak. Whether he’s working in comedy or drama, Chris is a great humanist who develops fantastically well-drawn and complex characters.
So, please check out his new site and, more importantly, please check out his films!
And if you’re looking for a totally reasonable web producer, I’m available.