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2009-07-09 Design decisions (image component) + miscellany

posted Jul 8, 2009, 5:32 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 17, 2009, 12:23 AM by Eddie Woo ]

Update: 10:32 AM

Mr. Woo has just helped me reset the account details for the maths news account. He has also just confirmed that the entire project is due next week, a fact that he is announcing on the news section right now.

Furthermore, he has also confirmed that separate text and hypermedia products will not be necessary. I will therefore be integrating the text and hypermedia components as parts of the virtual tour, which was originally designated for the image component only.

Design decisions with virtual tour (image component)

I have decided to place navigation on the top of pages, so that navigation will be consistent throughout the tour; otherwise, due to the changing heights of panoramic images as they are all forced to be 650 pixels wide, the navigation's relative location on the page would vary greatly.

Update: 9:14 PM

I have finished linking the virtual tour together using hypermedia; it is now suitable for public consumption. All pages link to the previous page and next page using hypertext, and all pages have a resized (650 pixels wide) version of the photograph being presented. This resized image links to the original (1200 pixels high) version of the photograph being presented.

Furthermore, I have changed the navigation box, using line breaks and the ● character instead of using a HTML unordered list. This is what Jason did with the English site, and I think it is a good idea because it conserves space. Conservation of space was previously unnecessary but is now crucial with the introduction of the menu item, "Cameron Block virtual tour", which is a rather long name.