Half Minute Horrors

Location (Town, Province): 
Toronto, Ontario
Industry/Field of Work: 
Children Books & Publications
  • Created with Wordpress, then migrated to Drupal 6.x
  • Backend PHP 5, MySQL Database, Linux (Ubuntu)
  • Applied designer template and modified with XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Setup internal CMS structure for content articles, modules, and components
  • Used Lightbox Module, Fivestar Module, Sitemap Module


  • Half Minute Horrors needed a website to give its new publication an online presence.   They were on a strict timeline, as they needed the website launch to coincide with their book release.  This website gives their audience a preview of some of their short stories, and the option for them to submit their own half minute tale.


  • Half Minute Horrors had a design resembling their book cover.   This static design was taken and made into a dynamic website, where the layout was made expandable to fit the content of each page.  

User Interaction

  • The publisher wanted a website where their fans were enticed to come back again and again.  On the site, users had the option of previewing images and stories taken straight out of the book, submit their own half minute story, and find more information about their favourite authors.  When people submitted their own story, others could rate and comment on what they thought of it.