Half Empty is a www posse my friends and I created — first in 1998 as a website, then in 2003 as a newsprint magazine. The project was active for about nine years, and generated tons of content. To ensure it stays available I’ve been migrating that archive into a WordPress implementation. Read more “Half Empty #3 now online”
Weddings and other private events are a major source of revenue for museums; I’ve heard it said they “keep the lights on.” But where on a museum’s website will you find information on this service?
We grappled with this question in 2008 at the Art Gallery of Ontario as part of an information architecture review. Read more “Museum Information Architecture: Where Are Weddings?”
The 2010 redesign for Donald Weber’s WordPress-based website features a side-scrolling slideshow for the narrative presentation of images as well as pages for the promotion of the photographer’s books and grant-writing workshops.
Donald Weber’s website is hosted by MediaTemple. Read more “Website Redesign (2010) for Photographer Donald Weber”
How many navigation items do museum websites have? How are they split? What are the most common terms? I looked at 35 museum websites and this is what I learned:
60% of sites split their persistent navigation into two groups (usually with different font sizes or visual treatment). Read more “Museum Website Top-Level Navigation Items”
Updated June 20, 2010: There’s an improved version of this code posted here. Use it instead!
I am learning jQuery and really loving it! Here’s a simple bit of code I wrote to achieve an interface element. It’s basically tabs — there’s a list of links and when you click one the corresponding content is shown. Read more “Simple jQuery Show/Hide Tabs”
The vote page of the 2010 Grange Prize
The Grange Prize is an annual contemporary photography prize. The winner is chosen through a people’s-choice vote conducted in-gallery and online. When the AGO took over the site this year, our goal was to create an easy to use and reasonably secure voting mechanism. Read more “Creating the Grange Prize Online Vote”
OK, last catch-up for tonight. I’ve started drawing a comic that’s about as non-Wednesday as it gets. I should keep quiet about it until it’s further along, but for now, an establishing shot…
Update 12/12/11: This concept eventually became the webcomic “Multiple,” which you can read about here. Read more “New Comic! About a guy with super powers!”