Thumbs Up: The New RogerEbert.com Is Live
Ebert Digital taps Table XI to Launch the Definitive Online Collection of Legendary Movie Critic Roger Ebert's Body of Work
CHICAGO, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As a fitting farewell to legendary movie critic Roger Ebert, and an appropriate kickoff to his annual EbertFest, Ebert Digital announced the launch of an all-new RogerEbert.com. Developed in partnership with Chicago-based web development company Table XI, the site is now home to Roger Ebert's complete collection of movie reviews, vignettes and other never-before-seen content spanning the legendary movie critic's 40+ year career. It's also the culmination of an extended collaboration between Roger and Chaz Ebert, Josh Golden, and Table XI, who worked to bring this unprecedented, dynamic content library to life.
As part of the launch, Table XI Founder and CEO Josh Golden was named Co-founder and Managing Director of Ebert Digital and will oversee ongoing business strategy, operations and product development for RogerEbert.com, The Ebert Club, and Ebert's mobile apps.
At RogerEbert.com, fans can access 46 years of archived film reviews, commentary and interviews, all in one place. This new site allows users to search film reviews by title, star-rating, genre and various other criteria. For example, it's now simple for a user to find every 1980s comedy that Ebert rated 3 stars.
Beyond the archive of Ebert's work, the new site will feature regular contributions from other top-tier critics around the world, carefully curated and edited to maintain the consistent high quality and clarity of voice that his fans have loved for generations.
Ebert had been anxiously awaiting the launch of the site. Days before he passed away on April 4, 2013, he called the site a "masterpiece of design." Now, 46 years after his start at the Chicago Sun-Times, Ebert's beautiful writing will live on in the redesigned RogerEbert.com.
"The site focuses on three things: Criticism, commentary and community," Golden said. "Everything is aggregated in one place. It's both library and playground for serious film buffs, but it's easy to navigate for people who are just looking for a good movie."
Table XI worked closely with several trusted partners to make the content engaging and searchable: FuzzyMath contributed to the interface design, Love Has No Logic designed the front-end functionality, LaCoste Design and Pitch Design Union contributed to branding, and DigitalThirdCoast served as technical SEO advisors.
About Table XI
Now in its 11th year, Table XI is a Chicago-based digital consultancy and software development firm focused on delivering business value to their customers. For more information, visit www.tablexi.com.
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