BY: ORVIS STARKWEATHER
|The Virtual Exhibition on the Ward we developed. Source.|
We were successfully able to implement most of the desired functionalities, with my one major regret being the lack of arrows on the before and after images sliders. Most of the Before and After Images Sliders I’ve seen use these arrows as a visual clue to their function, but try as I might I could not figure out how to add the feature to our website. On the other hand, we were all quite excited that the website met accessibility standards. We specifically selected a legible body font with a high-contrast colour scheme and included alternative text for the images in case website visitors were using screen readers. Another great success is that the website is responsive, allowing it to be easily used on a variety of devices from mobile phones to desktop computers.
|An example of a Before and After Image Slider with arrows to indicate function. Source.|
Time constraints meant we had to select only 10 images to feature on the website. With this in mind, we built a website that could be easily expanded. It is my goal to add more content as soon as I get some leisure time. While there is plenty of room for expansion, the website is a testament to what can be accomplished in a short amount of time and limited resources. If you have not done so yet, I suggest perusing the website for yourself at www.wardhistory.ca.