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    Default Content dilemma

    I need some suggestions. Iím rebuilding a site for a local museum. Big job. Itís a small rural museum in a small city. Their old website has a ton of text. Iím weaning them off the text. Iíd call the old sight a academia site, and the new one Iíd like to do is far more contemporary and inviting. An example is www.billwood.ca. Under history click Early settlers and youíll get the idea. Every page has a ton of text. Virtually unreadable on a phone, let alone a 960 px. Their old weebly site www.melfortmusuem.org is a crazy mess. So much text.
    What Iíd like to do is a site a bit like the pic shown.
    Should I make a PDF and off load text for every page and link it? Can I put all the text into some sort of PDF manual.
    I want visitors and tours to this museum, but I canít deal with the shear amount of text they still want available on the site.
    Suggestions very much appreciated.
    -Bill

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    Default Re: Content dilemma

    An off-the-page (get it?) approach is to use something like TiddlyWiki for all the text where you identify key words as Tiddlers and everything starts linking itself together.. The TiddlyWiki Search then pulls up hyperlinked topics. I would start by reading into the https://tiddlywiki.com/#Text-Slicer%20Edition.

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    Default Re: Content dilemma

    What do you dislike about the content Bill? After all it's a museum and that particular page is interesting within that scope.

    Is it that it's just created on one long page format, that I agree does tend to make it look like a slog to read, even like a long Wikipedia page?

    How about creating each early settlers story on an independent pop-up layer or on a supersite within an iframe? This tends to make the site a lot lighter, not overly content full whilst adding a bit of oomph.

    If I remember correctly the site already exists so the present full content is still there so there's no no need re-typing the content anew, just copy and pasting into Xara and reformatting.

    Here's an example using a supersite ifame within the main site. A further advantage is that splits the site into more managable sub-folders eraditacting the need to re-publish the whole site after each amendment.

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    Default Re: Content dilemma

    Egg. I really do the iframe idea. Looks good. I do know how to do a pop up layer. Is there some instruction on an supersite iframe in our manual?
    @acron. Also looking at Tiddlywiki.

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    Default Re: Content dilemma

    @egg. Took your advice Egg. Pop up layer looks good. http://billwood.ca/indigenous%20peoples.htm

    Thanks again,
    ~Bill
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    Default Re: Content dilemma

    Bill,

    I took a look at what you just posted. How does someone know to click on the picture to get more information? I just happened to see my cursor change so that is how I found the other information. I think in Egg's original example he had button/tabs for clicking on.

    Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by RKissane View Post
    Bill,

    I took a look at what you just posted. How does someone know to click on the picture to get more information? I just happened to see my cursor change so that is how I found the other information. I think in Egg's original example he had button/tabs for clicking on.

    Ray
    Point taken. If you read the white text in the eclipse it presents the story. It could be written differently. A challenge is how many times I ask the viewer to click on a photo for a pop up layer story. Unless I recommend on every page to click on a photo for the story. I’m struggling with that a bit. I’m well versed in pop ups but an iframe supersite is above my pay grade.
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    Default Re: Content dilemma

    Could you not pop an info icon in the corner of each photo?

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    Default Re: Content dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris M View Post
    Could you not pop an info icon in the corner of each photo?

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    BRILLIANT! Brilliant. Chris I’ve been mulling this over all day, and cutting and pasting parts of an old weebly site into my design. That sign would tell them to click for more. My gosh that’s a great solution. Thank You!
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