Saturday, May 25, 2013

Renovated The Web Site

The original web presence was put up to give me a little bit to show around while I was at SXSW. Recently, I had the opportunity to take a bit of time and implement some upgrades. It includes a much more modern style overall, some additional exposition about the importance of visualization in learning mathematics and the sciences, and perhaps the most significant upgrade, a catalog of prepared visualizations. Each visualization is contained in a small web page hosted on GitHub, and is suitable for inclusion in content as an iframe. Each one has a built in help, and if the browser does not support WebGL, the visualization loads a PNG image of the visualization with a yellow warning icon indicating that WebGL is not active on the browser. The warning icon links to instructions for enabling WebGL on your system. This makes it very easy to get started and determine that visualization really does have an impact on your learners.