Whenever I’ve taught folks how to do some basic HTML and CSS, the first thing they want to change are the styles for links on the page. And who can blame them? The default colors for links are pretty lame, as you can see in my first example page on CodePen. For those who don’t…. More.
[Cross-posted from dclure.org] Click here to view the exhibit. I’ve always been fascinated by the geometric structure of text – the fact that literature is encoded as physical, space-occupying symbols that can be described, measured, and manipulated just like any other two-dimensional shapes. There’s something counter-intuitive about this. When I look at a letter or…. More.
Several years ago I worked on a project to take recordings made of William Faulkner while he was the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Virginia in 1957 and 1958. The project, Faulkner at Virginia, transcribed the audio and then keyed the main components of the audio to the text using TEI. In order to provide…. More.
[Cross-posted from dclure.org] Last semester, while giving a workshop about Neatline at Beloit College in Wisconsin, Matthew Taylor, a professor in the Classics department, noticed a strange bug – Neatline was ignoring negative years, and parsing BC dates as AD dates. So, if you entered “-1000″ for the “Start Date” field on a Neatline record,…. More.
[Cross-posted at my personal website] I am delighted to announce the release of a report, executive summary, data, and slides from the Scholarly Communication Institute’s recent study investigating perceptions of career preparation provided by humanities graduate programs. The study focused on people with advanced degrees in the humanities who have pursued alternative academic careers. Everything…. More.
[Cross-posted from dclure.org] I’m fascinated by this question. Really, it’s more of an academic problem than a practical one – as an engineering practice, testing just works, for lots of simple and well-understood reasons. Tests encourage modularity; the process of describing a problem with tests makes you understand it better; testing forces you to go…. More.
The charismatic Alex Gil submitted a feature request to Neatline asking to be able to browse Neatline exhibits on your Omeka home page. Turns out you can already specify which page you want as your home page in Omeka 2.0, so that helped with Alex’s original query. But as we discussed the issue, Alex also…. More.
Thanks to Neatline Time user nancymou, we’ve addressed a bug in Neatline Time where fields added by other plugins to the advanced search form were not recognized by Neatline Time. (In nancymou’s case, the other plugin was Exhibit Builder.) So we’ve put together a bugfix release, version 1.1.3, that addresses this issue. Download Neatline Time…. More.
[Cross-posted from dclure.org] I ran into an interesting testing challenge yesterday. In Neatline, there are a couple of controller actions that need to spawn off asynchronous background processes to handle operations that are too long-running to cram inside of a regular request. For example, when the user imports Omeka items into an exhibit, Neatline needs…. More.
[cross-posted from nowviskie.org] This week marks the release of a new version of Prism, a web-based tool for “crowdsourcing interpretation,” constructed over the course of two academic years by two separate cohorts of graduate fellows in our Praxis Program at the Scholars’ Lab. Praxis fellows are humanities and social science grad students across a variety…. More.
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