Brooklyn Visual Heritage is a collaborative website featuring historic photos from the collections of the Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Public Library. Working with the project coordinators from each institution, I developed this Drupal powered website to showcase the photographs.
Metadata from the three institutions was imported using the feeds and feeds tamper modules. The images are hosted at each institution but cached on the website using the imagecache external module. This project was challenging due to the number of interests involved but ultimately developed into a valuable resource of historic images.
This one page site features a photo slideshow, property details section, and a google map highlighting the local attractions. Technical highlights include the use of HTML5 and CSS 3. The header was created purely with the CSS 3 @font-face attribute.
This redesign of the BPL catalog website was launched in October, 2009. The primary challenge was that the majority of the HTML within the vendor-supplied system can't be changed. The HTML is also invalid, non-semantic, and lacking in structure.
The user interface and experience was improved to help patrons easily find and check out library materials. The navigation was streamlined, redundant elements removed, and primary tasks were given more emphasis.
Experimental site utilizing CSS3 and jQuery UI to provide a historical timeline of US postage rates.
I developed this mobile friendly site to deliver core library services and information to users on the go. The datasource of the primary website is tapped into in order to avoid content duplication.
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This Fulton Street Trade Card Collection consists of 245 advertising cards from businesses located on Fulton Street from the late 19th and early 20th century. A team of librarians worked on digitizing and cataloging the cards. My task was to build an easy to use website to present the collection to the public.
In 2005 I created this site for BPL's Brooklyn Collection utilizing a CSS based layout and valid XHTML. The Our Brooklyn site features short histories, facts, and other resources documenting Brooklyn's neighborhoods.