ilikum.org (ee-lee-kum) presents emerging cultural art forms from the Middle East. The word, ilikum, means to you, and the content represents visual art, music, film, animation, literature, poetry, dance, and theater from a broad interpretation of Middle East countries and adjacent countries within influential proximity.
The goal was to create a dynamic blog environment that permits the editors to populate and depopulate the site easily. Using a standard WordPress theme, the site was carefully customized to show only information and metadata that would help site users find topics and areas of the Middle East where the cultural production takes place.
Further, because of the controversial nature of the site content, it was necessary to control comments and promote useful and constructive user response while limiting trolling.