Entries from November 30th, 2006
November 24th, 2006 Comments Off on Colour tools for web designers
So you are looking for some new colours for your latest design? The first place you want to look is the Color Scheme Generator which will give you a palette of complimentary colours, as well as testing them for various colour-blind effects. Think of the Color Scheme Generator as doing for colours what Typetester does […]
November 22nd, 2006 Comments Off on National Digital Forum, Wellington, New Zealand
I will be presenting a paper on emerging online trends, new user expectations and interacting with collections at the National Digital Forum 2006: Participating with Communities: Digital opportunities, collaborations and celebration in Wellington, New Zealand next week. If you happen to be a reader from New Zealand or will be attending the event then I’d […]
November 21st, 2006 Comments Off on Wikipedia Brown and the Case of the Captured Koala
Adam Cadre’s story Wikipedia Brown and the Case of the Captured Koala is an amusing look at authority and authenticity on Wikipedia and is based on those Encyclopedia Brown books that you may have read as a youngster . . .
November 19th, 2006 Comments Off on OPAC2.0 – Search term frequency and the influence of interface
I’ve started preparing some work on search term frequency in our collection database. The system is set up to track only successful searches – which we define as those that result in a user selecting an item from the search results. Taking figures generated last week, the database has served up over 1.87 million successful […]
November 19th, 2006 1 Comment
This is a really neat Flash-based visualisation of the periodic table of elements – Popsci Periodic Table (via Core77) It looks like quite a few elements have been added since I did chemistry! Being slightly critical I do wonder why they didn’t do this with layers/DHTML.
November 19th, 2006 Comments Off on Content management systems and museums
Eric, ex-Walker Art Center points to this interesting piece called Redefining content management by Keith Robinson from Vitamin. Eric built custom systems for the Walker and in my discussions with museums around Australia a common question is “hey, why doesn’t the Powerhouse Museum use a content management system?”. I always answer this by saying we […]