Over the spring and summer, I had the opportunity to work withÂ Local ProjectsÂ on the companion website to the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Â The memorial doesn’t open until 9/11/11, but you can already start exploring Â the names on the memorial wall now at the website:
For this project, I created the interface and client-side interactions for the CMS used to maintain the memorial names database. Â This involved everything from concepting intuitive layouts and interactions within an existing design framework, to handing the data off to the server via JSON.
I also pitched in on the rest of the guide’s front-end development, in particular scripting the interactions for scrolling through the names on the wall.
It’s rare that a project gives me the chance to do new things (build a CMS from scratch) while contributing to a meaningful cause (remembering 9/11). Â It was great to have such an opportunity in this site.