The WordPress Network adventures continue! In migrating existing sites, I found myself facing the challenge of keeping existing non-WP directory structures in place. In one case I had a WordPress site that had non-WP directories littering the root directory, and in another WordPress was installed not in the root but in a sub-directory. Read more
I’m really excited about the new Network feature in WordPress 3, which allows you to run many sites off the same install. I’m hoping this makes it easier to keep my friends’ sites up-to-date and malware free.
I installed WordPress at 0003.org Read more
Hi there. I posted previously about making jQuery tabs, but this week I found myself wanting take that code a bit further. In the old version, the “controls” were written out in a ul above the slides. It got the job done, but wasn’t ideal from a progressive-enhancement point of view (non-JS don’t really have much need for them, so they really shouldn’t be there for those users). Read more
As I mentioned previously, I’ve been migrating the Half Empty archive into a WordPress implementation. I am happy to announce that all material from the paper magazines Half Empty #1 and Half Empty #2 is now online!
Half Empty #1, published in 2003, includes a roundtable discussion on Art In Retail with views from Jeremy Bailey and Sebastien Agneessens; a fashion story illustrated by Jon Burgerman; interviews with television producer Jen Podemski, typographer Pablo Medina and artists Kinya Hanada and Ilan Katin; plus lots of original art. Read more
The AGO had a lot riding on King Tut in 2010. The museum reopened to great fanfare the year before, but the recession hit hard and revenue targets were proving hard to hit. A 1979 Tut exhibition had sparked “Tutmania” throughout Canada and brought more than 750,000 visitors to the AGO; the museum hoped the sequel would prove a comparable blockbuster. Read more
Hello! I posted previously about a simple jQuery slideshow I created for accessing sets on Flickr. To use it at work, where we’re running ModX CMS, I turned it into an easily-reusable “snippet.” You can see it in action here.
Here’s what you do:
Call jQuery in the head of your template. Read more
As an employee of the Art Gallery of Ontario, I am a member of OPSEU Local 535. I got involved this year as part of the communication committee, designing the Local’s newsletter and, recently, website. Check it out! Read more
The Archive and Everyday Life Conference, held May 6–8, 2010 at McMaster University, examined how fields of archive intersect with everyday life. The conference program includes panel discussions, screenings, and visual art.
Midi Onodera’s year-long 2009 video project A Movie A Week was on view in the accompanying group exhibition held at Hamilton Artists Inc. Read more
Hi there. I’m learning jQuery and finding it super easy and fun to work with!
Here’s a simple fade-in/out slideshow I wrote for a friend’s website. I knew there were already plug-ins out there for achieving this sort of thing, but I decided to write my own in order to become more familiar with some of the basic concepts. Read more
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
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
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