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TWiT.TV

Drupal Version: 
This website looks great on mobile devices!
Why does this website deserve to win?: 
The TWiT Netcast Network is a web based TV network run by “The Tech Guy” Leo Laporte, focused on computer tech industry news, knowledge and community. Leo LaPorte is a pioneer in online broadcasts and his site is a model of good content, ease of use, and an incredible amount of well-produced video and audio podcasts.
Website Launch Date: 
Friday, August 26, 2011
How It Was Done (optional): 
TWiT was not a newcomer to Drupal’s capabilities to manage content, having a site running on Drupal 6. They wanted to refresh the site’s design and features, along with integrating syndicated content from various sources. TWiT approached ImageX for design and development, including a mobile friendly responsive layout. Some of the challenges were: * Provide improved delivery of content from multiple TWiT Network sources, into a unified user experience. * Display embedded audio and video players from live streams or archived content, integrating them seamlessly with the site content. * Integrate a live feed of social network provided content. * Allow live community interaction via integrated IRC chat as well as site wide commenting on content. * Update the live site while an average of 1500+ users are viewing the site at any time that a show is being broadcast. With the live site being updated many times a day, the downtime for migration had to be minimal or even non-existent. All changes were made exportable this allowing ImageX to expedite major changes to the live site.
Owner's name: 
TWiT.tv
Development Company: 
ImageX Media
ImageX Media is an award-winning Drupal website design, development & consulting firm, integrating inspired design with the most powerful and flexible open source CMS technology in the world. At ImageX, we thrive on creating visually appealing websites that are also highly functional. Whether you’re a start-up, a non-profit, or a well-established business, we’ll custom-craft user friendly Drupal based web solutions to help you reach or surpass your organizational goals.

Drupal Community Comments

Solid site

Best concept but responds slowly. Still worthy of the vote for Media driven website with the live streaming capabilities integrated.