Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day 11 – Make-up bag? Really?

Yesterday, I was supposed to write a blog about what is in my make-up bag, but how freaking lame is that? So, I am going to brainstorm a bit by blogging about my upcoming Jimmy Carter Flash project. It was my idea to come up with something to present to the world either before he dies or in the wake of his death. Carter is a former governor of Georgia, and he even announced his bid for presidency at a local restaurant in Savannah. I wanted to do something that would honor his memory, and we have been collecting a lot of things pertaining to him.
  • More than 100 AP and local photos of him throughout his life and political career.
  • A timeline of the books he has published along with book covers. (He has actually written a lot of books.)
  • A general timeline of his life
  • And a lot of back issues and archived stories the Savannah Morning News has written about him.
My job, now, is to figure out how to organize the material in a cohesive, yet aesthetic, way. I don't know if I should make the project HTML- or Flash-based, and I am at a loss of how to even start this huge thing. I know I want a timeline of events – with photos included – but I think the book timeline is a little much. I want a way to view the photos at pretty decent size and be able to scroll through them, too. It looks like this is going to be a huge project.

1 comment:

  1. A suggestion that I, as a lay person enjoy. Make a time line of his life with events and some thumbnail photos of him or an event associated with him near the line. It might seem lame for you as an accomplished journeyman, but it would be a good primmer for those of us who need catching up. You can follow that up with larger more interesting photos, along with designing a section for just Carter/Savannah moments. You will rock no matter what you do, but just don't boil the ocean over it and try to make it a single project.