Europeana Remix - an interactive story of an unlikely friendship during the First World War

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Lessons learnt by Europeana in developing our first interactive content enriched video in HTML5 and Popcorn.js

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Europeana Remix - an interactive story of an unlikely friendship during the First World War

  1. 1. Europeana RemixAn interactive experience around thestory of an unlikely friendship duringthe First World War.Experience it at:www.remix.europeana.euContribute your WWI memorabilia at:www.europeana1914-1918.eu David Haskiya, Europeana EuropeanaTech, October 4 2011
  2. 2. Why Europeana Remix? To test the Social object concept in practice To nurture curiosity in Europeana and our WWI related projects To test content re-use and API-mashup in practice To experiment with user created annotations To show our support for HTML5 and Open Video
  3. 3. What technologies and formats did you use? The LAMP-stack HTML5 Popcorn.js, if you’re not a coder try Butter A Popcorn.js plug-in for the Europeana Search API mp4, webm, ogv as video formats The code is Open and on GitHub, https://github.com/brianchirls/Europeana-Remix
  4. 4. Retrospective: Design Clearer calls to action (Share and Comment) Embed functionality Community building, contextualize the annotations Responsive design - Think tablet! Accessibility More consistency in design with the main Europeana site
  5. 5. Retrospective: Development&Tech Look upon this first Remix as a prototype Browser compatibility is NOT as easy as its often made out to sound Popcorn is not ready for Swipe control yet so no proper tablet support Video encoding is a specialized art form! Rely less on js and more on CSS – refactor the code!
  6. 6. So who’s behind Remix? Thijs van Exel, Kennisland Anne Marie van Gerwen, Europeana Harold van Velsen, BigUp Brian Chirls, Three Eyed Labs Anna van den Broek, Europeana Dan Entous, Europeana Jacob Lundqvist, EuropeanaAnd of course the film crew who are credited atthe end of the film!

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