As I’ve used G+ more the last week, I’ve realized the service that feels the most redundant is my Tumblr account (on the custom domain http://www.quackquack.org). I started the Tumblr because I wanted something more “mine” than Facebook, a place where my photos and links would live independently. But how silly–Tumblr is just a hosted service that I ultimately have no control over.
So what’s different with G+ and Facebook? I think it’s the sense that Google will archive things. It feels like everything disappears after it ages off of the FB feed. #blog
I was hired to redesign the website of a cemetery that represents a fascinating slice of South Jerseyhistory. In the 1880s, a group of Jews escaped Russian pogroms, came to America and started a “return to the soil” movement that led to the establishment of an agricultural colony in the small Salem County crossroads of Norma, New Jersey. Before long they established Alliance Cemetery.
The new Alliance website highlights the entrance gate. The cemetery has hired a surveying company to do a detailed map of the plots and we hope to add this in with a Google Mapsmash-up when the data becomes available. A detailed history and photos are also in the works.
The design is hand-coded from scratch and is probably the most tasteful design of my portfolio. The pages themselves are editable by the client using CushyCMS and the Directions page has an integrated Google Map.