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

AGO / OSC / ROM Web Summit

Every few months the web teams of the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Science Centre and the Art Gallery of Ontario get together for a nerd-fest. The events are a welcome diversion from the daily grind of production, and a vital expression of community and common purpose. Read more

Art Gallery of Ontario Website Redesign

Well, here it is. In the first of four planned releases we’ve introduced a look and feel constructed around the AGO’s new graphic identity. It’s the result of a team effort, and seasons of research. From a development perspective it’s simply a re-skinning of the legacy ColdFusion site; the CMS we’ve been implementing with Devlin will debut in the coming months. Read more

Drawings August 21

First week at TSA. My friends both bailed because they are lame. It’s a good venue, tho. New drawings on Flickr. Read more

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