In the absence of any info about where we're going to be placed and what the layout will be, I talked to Greg Fanning and looked at the available places; it looks as though a banner would be a good idea for most places, so I created one in Illustrator for each project, using multiple 8x17 printed pages trimmed and pasted together.
Made the materials based on the theme Greg has created for the site, and using his SVG graphics. Claire provided a headline for it.
With the Lettuce server's Tomcat stack down, I was unable to work on the site code, so I started work on the handout for the showcase, using images and colours from Greg's redesign of the site. Got the basic framework done; now we need some more content to fill it up. I'll probably have to take it into Illustrator in the end, to get text to justify, but I'm working in Inkscape at the moment.
Nobody could remember whether the audio system in the CALL worked, and if so, how. Greg and I spent some time working on it, and discovered that it does work. There's an XLR mic input on the pillar at the far end of the room (where all the other switches are), which is connected to an input on the preamp. The preamp stereo output cables were disconnected; I plugged them back in. They go to the equalizer, which is then hooked into the power amp, and the power amp drives the speakers on the wall at the far end. We set up and tested with two mics (one of our Sony F780s, and the Shure SM81 that belongs to the CALL), and both work. The SM81 is more sensitive when you stand back from it, so it's better suited to announcements or presentations.
The old mic stand in the workshop works, but we also found a better boom stand in the archive room, and grafted the top of the old stand to it so that the SM81 will attach to it. The SM81 needs a wind shield, which Greg can order from Long and McQuade.
Problem with the current page not highlighting the navbar properly and the Home section not appearing in the navbar in the showcase section of the HCMC site. Found and debugged those problems.
Also replaced template text on each page with a couple of more context-sensitive lines until we get content for index, layout and presentations page.
Spoke with Greg about web site specs and creating poster session for Ewa's project. He agreed to do the best he can with the time he's got. We both agree the project is worth showing. I consider it high priority for now.
Followed up on abstracts. Got 3 more from researchers. Emailed others regarding details, and spoke to various people on the phone.
Added all abstracts to the website, located here.
Added links for homepages where applicable, and links to PI homepages.
Still to do: CSS twiddling for this page. Making things like project titles, principle researcher and other bits bold, perhaps indenting and so forth.
Waiting for: welcome page content, layout of posters in CALL, content for presentations page (are there any?). Also needed: funding sources for some projects.
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The Humanities Project Showcase is an annual event at which Humanities faculty and HCMC staff present their Humanities Computing projects to the Faculty. This blog is being set up to make announcements, house discussion, and post tasks.
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