First Thoughts On Codex-Sinaiticus.net
So I finally got through to the manuscript viewer on http://www.codex-sinaiticus.net/. I tried all day yesterday and got the same problem as everyone else...the server connections were too high. So now that I can see everything, here are my first thoughts:
- We will start with the thing that was obvious to all of us who showed up yesterday: you need to plan for high server volume if you have expect a spike in traffic from a media blitz.
- Design-wise I think the site is beautiful. Seriously...top-notch.
- Looks like they did the whole thing using a css-based and not table-based layout strategy. That’s impressive, because using css for layout is painful though it is the way to go when you can do it.
- I was hoping the manuscript viewer would be more like the one found at http://www.e-manuscripts.org/. It works nice, looks nice, and is done with a cool technology (Silverlight). On first try this one looked nice but wasn’t working well for Firefox 3.
Perhaps more later. Off to work!