Revised Mockups

29 Nov

I’ve added some secondary pages to the mockups, showing a hypothetical search using the pulldown menus.  Please review and let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for me.  (And if you can tell me before Tuesday’s presentation, I’d really appreciate it!)  And, yes, it’s in PowerPoint 97-2003!

Revised Mockups PPT97


Posted by on November 29, 2009 in Uncategorized


9 responses to “Revised Mockups

  1. lprice3

    November 29, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Thank you for saving it in an antiquated version of PowerPoint so that I may access it by candlelight. 🙂

    These look great! Here’s my question. On slide 8, I’ve searched for weaponry in the Revolutionary War. I love the preview. Now let’s say you have 20 examples of such weaponry. Will it all be in a long list that I will scroll through to find the one I am seeking (or to see the range of what is available)?

    Also on slide 8, when I click on “42nd Regiment of Foot,” I’ll find EVERYTHING from them, or just weaponry? What sort of item details will be available? I’m just curious because I would use this website!

    Great slides!!

    • zaynawoman

      November 29, 2009 at 10:24 pm

      Hey, you’re welcome!

      The original plan was that the items would come up in a list, ranked by clicks – if most people click on the Brown Bess, she comes up first. However, you’ve triggered an interesting thought – would an array of thumbnails be more effective? So the user can click on the thumbnail to get to the enlarged photo?

      When you click on the unit, you’ll be shifted to a new page with their connected items. The 42nd Foot isn’t a good example of that since it’s a British unit. If I have time I’ll get the example slides up from the heraldry section (still under construction!) If, for example, it’s the 29th Division, you’ll go to a page with the patch, any uniforms with the patch, the helmets, etc.

      Item details will be the more indepth information that would just clutter the initial page, like the provenance, information about damage, information on individuals if we have it, things like that.

      • lprice3

        November 30, 2009 at 12:19 am

        *I* would like to see the thumbnails, but then I’m not your main intended audience. Words wouldn’t mean much to me because I don’t know much about the military. The thumbnails would draw me in. Do you think your audience – the military and their families – would use a list or be more likely to click through thumbnails?

  2. stevieblaher

    November 29, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    I also wanted to know, on slide 3 you have categories and sub-categories, but when you do the actual search walk-through on later slides you use “weaponry” as your option. Can you actually choose the subcategories (“bladed” or “projectile”) or is that just what’s included in weapons and not an actual option? Otherwise, great job!

    • zaynawoman

      November 29, 2009 at 10:11 pm

      The subcategories are selectable – so you can search all weapons, or just bladed or projectile. The search will be set up so that if John Q. User selects “weapons” and then decides he only wants swords, he can pull the menu down again and click on “bladed” and have the projectile weapons filtered out.

  3. lprice3

    November 29, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    I just thought of one more thing! Is it possible to put somewhere on your first page that there are items available in 3D? And perhaps have a search option where the visitor can see ALL of the 3D items? Because that is a great aspect of your site, and you don’t want to hide it.

    • zaynawoman

      November 29, 2009 at 10:24 pm

      Good point. Stay tuned for brilliance.

  4. colamaria

    November 29, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    one question. I think you said the design of this is intended to match the existing website? could you include a screenshot from that so we can compare?

    • zaynawoman

      November 30, 2009 at 1:08 am

      There’s going to be a screenshot in the presentation. Until then, look here.


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