I’ve just completed my first two weeks as a Student Technology Assistant for UT LAITS. Here are some of the projects and tasks that I’ve been working on:
For the Texas Beyond History project, I went through the Coastal Prehistoric site (Lay of the Land) and edited the HTML in order to transfer the old TBH website’s content to the new TBH website.
I also went through the South Texas Plains map on the old TBH website and obtained the XY coordinates of all squares, circles, and triangles. The data gathered will be used to pinpoint the locations on the South Texas Plains map on the new TBH website.
I’ve done some work on the Texas Pacos Mountains & Basins page as well. I reformatted the circle links in Ancient Places such that when clicked upon, they no longer create pop-up windows (as the old TBH site did) but rather the content pops up underneath and on the same page.
The user-interface of this new layout wasn’t good, so I went into Photoshop and drafted a mock-up of a design that Suloni, Ruben, and I discussed might be a good option.
Lastly, some ID processing!