“Running for Office” Web Site Design Drafts 1.0
January 22, 2008
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The art direction for these design concepts stems from a somewhat humorous concept. The idea is that at some point in Clifford Berryman's career, he somehow predicted that there would need to (someday in the distant future) exist a web site about him and his work. Using this remarkable foresight, he created a number of useful artifacts that were to be used in the web site's construction. He did this using the tools he had available at the time—different types of paper, rolls of tape, pens—anything lying around his work area. The artifacts he created then aged for decades. We—the creators of the web site—discovered these artifacts and put them to use as he had so brilliantly planned.
- Many of the images included in these designs are placeholders that will be replaced in the final version.
- When viewing each draft, simply click anywhere to return to this page (or use the back button).
- The drafts are not optimized for fast web delivery so they may each take several seconds to load.
- In these drafts the "Previous Page" link is visible on the main "Introduction" page. It will not be visible, or it will be "greyed out" (obviously inactive) in the live version.
Links to Drafts:
Main Introduction Page
- This is the exhibit's home page.
- Note the pagination at the top of the main content area.
Exhibit Case Example
- All of the cases within the exhibit will be formatted similarly.
Enlarge Image "Floating Window" Example
- Several of the exhibit’s “auxiliary” pages will also open in a “floating window” similar to this.
- For example, the “Recurring Cast of Characters” page will open in a floating window.
- This approach keeps globally applicable content available from multiple places without derailing the user’s normal flow through the exhibit cases.
"Table of Contents" Panel Expanded
- The Table of Contents panel can be opened (expanded) directly from any page within the exhibit.
- When the TOC is expanded, the main content area will simply move down to make room (and the Berryman Info Panel—#5 below—will close if it was opened).
- If a user clicks on one of the main sections in the Table of Contents, the table of contents panel will close/contract, and the appropriate content will load in the main content area.
"Berryman Info" Panel Expanded
- The Berryman Info panel can be opened (expanded) directly from any page within the exhibit.
- When the Berryman Info panel is expanded, the main content area will simply move down to make room (and the TOC will close if it was opened).
- The portrait of Roosevelt will appear within the same floating window that the “Drawing the Line” cartoon appears in.