webpick of the week
CHIPS NY worked for seven months on the concept, design, and development of this responsive site for New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Weekly episodes explore exhibit pieces through the eyes of the curators, with a gorgeous design emphasizing new angles of images taken by Met staff photographers.
Each episode is paired with an interactive feature, and these take a variety of shapes. "One of our favorites so far is the Rembrandt image comparison," says Adam Squires of Chips. "We built a draggable slider to help users compare three versions of an engraving."
The site is built in Drupal. The editors at the Museum set the timecodes for the images, along with transitions and their durations, to mimic video editing software using Javacript.