Museum Information Architecture: Where Are Weddings?

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

Website Redesign (2010) for Photographer Donald Weber

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

Museum Website Top-Level Navigation Items

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

Simple jQuery Show/Hide Tabs

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

Creating the Grange Prize Online Vote

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

New Comic! About a guy with super powers!

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

Converting the AGO blog from Serendipity to WordPress

Hi there. Been busy, but not posting any of it here. Will attempt to catch up, somewhat. This one will be about some recent work on the Art Gallery of Ontario blog, Art Matters. The Art Gallery of Ontario blog was running S9Y, and it was rough. Read more

Drawings Sept 24, Oct 8 & 22

Cassidy and I are back at OCAD for drawing, but our attendance has been spotty. Hopefully we’ll get back in groove over the next few weeks. Also, we had our first model repeat last week, which provides an opportunity to check progress. Read more

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