Web Design

One of the things that excites me about gatherings at the UConn Library (like the Day of DH event at the Scholars’ Collaborative) is the collaborative energy. I’m sitting here discussing web design with a graduate student colleague in English and a web developer for the libraries, working on how to display archival poetry online. The question from us grad students is how to show variant textuality and material archival documents online, visually, and effectively. The answer from the web developer is an innovative API on top of a database of the textual artifacts. The result is collaborative magic. The conversation is dynamic, fruitful, and helpful for thinking outside of what we’re all used to.