“A new home for our members”
The National Association of Theatre Owners is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 31,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 78 countries worldwide and it needed a new modern website.
Working with the client, we designed a site that was clean and very complex. From the sortable NATO squares on the homepage, to the touch responsive slideshow, the new site needed to handle multiple screens with ease. The NATO design needed to be flexible to work within their network of sister sites and include a Members only system.
Easy to navigate, easy to contact
From the start, I wanted to make sure the site was easy to navigate. This site was going to grow and needed to make sure the user didn’t get lost. I included a very simple left nav and section headers to let the user know where they are within the site.
The client also requested a easy way to contact a “content owner” so each section header can have a contact. Once a contact is clicked, it would direct the user to get the information about that contact.
I also setup a Contact List page that the client can update which sorts by their own sort order, which location they are located, and if they are staff or an officer. This will save them time on future updates.
Complex Sortable Event List
NATO wanted to give it’s members a list of their upcoming events and have it sortable by Date, Name, or Venue. With the provided functionality, a user can filter quickly to the event they are wanting to view.
NATO has membership in all 50 states and needed a way to represent this on a interactive map. When a user clicks on a state, they are presented with their state contact.