Archive for March, 2007

April 23 ExhibitFiles BETA launch

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 by Wendy Pollock

We’ve set the date. On April 23rd the ExhibitFiles website will be publicly available. Over the last nine months, we’ve shared part of the process with you via this blog. Now, in a month, you’ll be able to see (and participate in) ExhibitFiles for yourself. We appreciate all of the comments and suggestions we’ve received during this process; they have helped us improve the site’s design and functionality. Randi Korn & Associates will be carrying out a formal evaluation of the site during the summer, but meanwhile we hope you’ll continue to send your comments.
Once ExhibitFiles launches, we’ll continue to publish news here for the first few months as we consider whether and how to continue the blog. Meanwhile, we look forward to seeing you online in April!

East Coast Design Meeting

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007 by Jim Spadaccini

Site Structure 4.0
It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything on the blog, but we wanted to bring you up-to-date on our design process. In mid-February, we met at ASTC headquarters in Washington for a day-long meeting to review the ALPHA site.

Our core team has been working with the ALPHA build for the last few weeks, and their comments have helped us fine tune the structure of the site as work toward BETA. (The latest site diagram above is available as a PDF.) One of our main concerns has been to make this site as responsive to the needs and ways of working of exhibit practitioners — including time constraints. So we’ve been simplying and clarifying while working out bugs. Work has begun on the final phase which will lead to a BETA release. We’ll be publishing that release date soon.