For my latest project, ipoco (Islam and Post-Colonial Studies), I’m working with a professor and graduate student at UGA to create a web application. I’m on the development end while they are tackling content. The plan is to expand the collaboration to students, other scholars, other fields and make the project multidisciplinary. I’m excited to be involved at this point, at the get-go.
Right now, I’m having a blast creating PHP pages with inspiration from bootstrap templates and themes. Once we get actual content on the site, I am sure the design will need to be tweaked and reconsidered. But I love the recursive nature of the process, the constant drafting and tinkering involved, the shuttling between building, planning, designing, revising, and imagining. I find that aspect of the work incredibly satisfying.
This week, I’m hoping to make some tweaks and tackle our annotated bib, resources, and contact pages (or one of those). I’m also very excited to check out the podcast from Scholar’s Lab Speaker Series for an event this Friday: “Theories and Practices of Postcolonial Digital Humanities” by Adeline Koh and Roopika Risam.
Here’s a look at a few of the templates I have drafted so far:
Our Islam glossary page:
Our authors table of contents page:
Our individual author page: