After wearing them for a year or so, we’ve decided that the Digital Collections home page and individual collection home pages are just too tight — we want to squeeze more great stuff into the current designs than they will comfortably hold.
We want the standard introductory text, contact information, navigation, copyright and usage info as before — but we want so much more:
- Cooliris galleries
- YouTube videos
- Term clouds
- RSS feeds of recent comments (oh, wait, we don’t have a commenting system)
- RSS feeds of other stuff (since we don’t have a commenting system)
- Interactive widgets (Simile Timeline anyone?)
- Mashups (Data, meet Google maps. Google maps, meet data.)
Yes, we have Web 2.0 on the brain. Maybe this will pass. Until then, we will re-think a variety of pages with greater content flexibility in mind.