Omeka Feed Pull, 2012
PHP, WordPress, Omeka API, XML
Site(s) Currently Using this Plugin: Picturing US History Civil War Site
Download Plugin: WordPress.org | GitHub
At the American Social History Project there is often a conflict in website development that goes as followed: images and materials need to have proper metadata attached to them, but we like the admin panel and front end design capabilities of WordPress better. This plugin bridges the two, allowing an item’s metadata to be pulled from an Omeka output format [in this case, XML] to be displayed in WordPress as if it natively lives there, while still having a source that indexes the item with thorough Dublin Core metadata standards.
Pentagon Rating Tool, 2012
HTML 5, SVG, WordPress, PHP
The Pentagon rating tool came out of several years of writing about gin and working with people who “liked recommendations” but preferred something more abstract and less prescriptive. The tool favors rating a drink in terms of categories which have a more objective basis, so that similarities between products can be more closely estimated. This tool is a stage 1 “proof-of-concept” that will later be developed into a phone application for finding products and drinks similar to ones that a user already likes.
Simplify (Orignally “DeComplexify”) 2012
This plugin simplifies the admin panel by hiding unused optional fields. Omeka uses the Dublin Core specification very closely, but in several use cases the client has requested an “easier to use” admin panel or a way of turning off certain sensitive fields, subject to less frequent updates, or with limited vocabulary. The configuration panel is pictured above.
Students:Projects Data Visualization 2012-?
This plugin is based off the NML Data visualization which can be seen in my portfolio. While a one-off visualization is helpful for an initial look at the relationships of the students and work being done in the lab, the New Media Lab website contains much of this data already. This plugin bridges the gap so that the information can be seamlessly transferred to a dynamically updated visualization that can be accurate up to this very moment.
Site(s) Currently Using Plugin: (New Media Lab soon)
Download Plugin: links will be available when it is publicly released.