I recently launched a new website design for storied Toronto film & video collective Pleasure Dome. Driven by the bin-packing layout library Packery, the new design reconfigures content boxes of various sizes to fit the available screen space. This, combined with responsive design techniques, means the site works across a full range of modern devices, such as phones, tablets and desktop computers. Read more
The Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles wanted a Content Management System, so that non-technical staff could make changes on their own. And, based on the experience using it for the Origins site, they wanted WordPress. So that’s exactly what we did! Read more
I’ve been working with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History to develop a series of low-tech, low-cost strategies and systems to track, celebrate, and act on personal interactions with visitors.
“Like many small museums, the MAH cannot afford expensive ticketing or membership software systems,” says Executive Director Nina Simon. Read more
I’m happy to report the launch of Exploring the California Missions, a website I designed and developed for The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
Using the lens of California Mission history, Exploring the California Missions presents a suite of lessons intended to help teachers and fourth grade students develop the critical skills needed to work with primary sources. Read more
Bits from Robert Rauschenberg + bits from Donna Haraway + Adobe Illustrator + Arial. 0003.org
For a long, long time I’ve wanted to do a site like Prate. Jemma’s work was what first inspired me to learn Illustrator, in a futile attempt to make mine look more like hers. Read more
Adam Nadel’s photographic practice is located “at the intersections of journalism, science, and human rights.” He knew exactly what he wanted and was a joy to work with! Using the WordPress-based package I’ve been developing, we were able put his site together quickly and efficiently. Read more
Following my notes on Museums By Artists, I was interested to hear more from Daniel Buren on Harald Szeemann and Documenta 5. Luckily, filmmaker Jef Cornelis recently issued an archive of footage from that exhibition, including interviews with the two men. Read more
Established in 2005, Tightrope Books publishes fiction, poetry, books on art, and creative non-fiction. I was contacted by friend and frequent collaborator Nathaniel G. Moore, who requested a symbol based on an image of a flapper girl with a parasol. The full version has her walking a line, which is omitted in the compact and spine version. Read more
Speaking of LA, while in town to attend the Origins opening I stayed at the Museum Row Guest House, operated by Carla Roth and Merritt Price. The house is located just a short stroll through the charming neighborhood to LACMA, the La Brea Tar Pits and the farmers market and shops at The Grove. Read more
The revamped Add Media interface in WordPress 3.5 improves a great many things about media management. It’s fantastic and thanks go out to the team for all the hard work!
Unfortunately, the removal of a visible menu order field and the associated “Sort by Ascending / Descending” links has created an issue that affects some plugins and themes. Read more