David Patrick McKenzie

Digital Public Historian

Portfolio site…

Is live. You can see it at: http://davidmckenzie.info/portfolio (link updated 2-7-12). Here is the assignment.

It’s still very preliminary, so any suggestions are most appreciated. I’m sure it will change through the semester as I learn more about, you know, how to be a digital historian (versus what I’ve done so far, talking about being a digital historian).

As you can see, I’ve used the same map that I use in the header here. The background color in the header and footer comes from the WordPress theme Quintus, the same I used (in modified form) for this blog.

I created the page from a Dreamweaver template. The main difficulty was putting in the menu bar, but after many hours of trying, I got it to work (yes, I’m obsessive that way). Because I’m dealing mostly with 18th- and 19th-century material, I went for a more traditional look, albeit with some sans-serif fonts for accent. I had the same consideration when choosing my WordPress theme, and so used the similar look.

So, here it is thus far. Please feel free to comment!

 

2 Comments

  1. Oh wow! That looks great. That menu bar is amazing, and I love the way you’ve laid it over your map image/logo. Kudos not only for attempting such a feat, but for pulling it off quite impressively!

  2. Good job on the patience for your menu bar— I tried the same format menu bar after and abandoned it after a period of frustrating code mishaps. It looks great!

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