In which Ally realizes that 99% of her problems are actually entirely solvable once she knows what the hell is going on.
For the last week and a half, I’ve been working with my boss and the Tech Bar staff to figure out all the annoying little problems I complained about in “ally has an opinion(!).” Here are the updates:
- T. showed me how to write a tiny bit of HTML to format paragraph breaks.
- So far, I’m still limited in the amount of text I can place in a given point, but I’m working on finding a solution to that.
- Text limits force me to create new points on the tour in order to incorporate all the necessary information. Each point requires a photo, but I (a) don’t have enough photos and (b) don’t want to fill the tour with fluff photos. However, the solution to the photo problem is contingent on the above problem and thus remains unsolved as well.
- I figured out how to assign tour points to specific locations, so I can pinpoint the exact site of each stop on the tour. I’ve also found where I can adjust the zoom level of the map so it’s focused on a smaller area of the world.
- This isn’t a problem I had to solve, but another thing I’ve been able to add to the map tour is a cover page for the tour: it sets the stage for the images and information viewers are about to see when they first open the tour.
All these fixes and discoveries have helped me turn the Map Tour version of the tour into an efficient and effective method of exploring Bonhoeffer’s life and work. I’m currently in the process of making a polished and expanded version of the Map Tour that includes links to additional information and more in-depth explanations of each tour point.