I decided to get the basic framework of the Underwater Maya web page operational, so I can continue to multi-task on various aspects of the digital project. I used html, css, and bootstrap to enter code on Notepad++. Here I will describe the format:
The bar across the top of the page has the title “Underwater Maya” and three links: updates, maps, and DIVA Lab. Updates are planned to be blogs by various project members about the research. Currently, updates links to a 3D scan of a partial vessel on Adobe 360, a free 3D viewer. The image can be moved, resized, and turned around. The maps link currently takes you to a static qGIS map of Paynes Creek Salt Work 74 wooden architecture—post distributions. This is where I plan to have maps. Site 74 will be the pilot study. The DIVA Lab link takes you to the DIVA Lab web page on LSU’s Geography and Anthropology Department wordpress site. The page needs updating but I don’t control it.
The next section (style= “jumbotron”) is a photo of Punta Ycacos Lagoon with a title “Ancient Maya Wooden Buildings Discovered below the sea floor.” There is a link (where the color changes if you hover) that says “preserved by 3D scanning) that takes you to the DIVA Lab Facebook page, which I do control. Below the phot is a “container” with 4 photos, each with text. I have had trouble keeping the photos the same size, so I added additional text. The footer has copyright and links to Facebook and Twitter.
Next, I will continue to work with QGIS, which I like more than CartoDB because QGIS accepts my UTM coordinate data directly (without converting into long/lat). I also will work on selecting 3D scans and may move to Sketchfab for this project instead of Adobe 360. I also will select images, movies and stats in the upcoming weeks.