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HONY writing piece
  I think revision isn't editing but changing words and the part where the whole process of the story comes to life. My goal for my writing piece was to finish this and have it make sense but it really makes no sense.     I (More)
Shabanu, watching Phulan marry in contempt
I, Shabanu am the maddest person when Hamir dies. Everyone is rich and happy, but I wanted to marry Murad, who is marrying Phulan now. She is so lucky. Our life (More)
Shabanu forced to marry Rahim-Sahib... but only for money?
I, Shabanu, have been betrothed to Rahim-Sahib. I was gonna be married to Murad, but when Hamir died Phulan was gonna be married to Murad. So now, I won't be mar (More)
"There is a choice"-Aunt Sharma
I believe there is a choice who you get to marry. That you don't have to have a man beside you to lead you through your life. Women are as strong and powerful as men. I chose not to marry a man because I didn't want to and I certainly don't need to. (More)
Phulan's journey...
I used to live the desert, but now I live in an area where there is lots of water and enough space for everyone. When we lived in the dessert we all stayed together and we were very low on water. In fact the toba was covered with sand. My name is Phu (More)
"I Wish I could be like Sharma"-Shabanu
Aunt Sharma says there's a choice to marry and who you marry. I agree with Sharma because in a year or even six months my parents said I would be getting married to a man that's way too old for me! I believe that marrying this older man and marrying (More)
"But both of us know that their ways are strange, and there are unimaginable things to cry about, Phulan cries herself to sleep."
  I shiver, i’m cold, my teeth chatter, it is not cold where I am, but i’m drowning in a pool of cold tears. I don’t know how I can continue to live like this. Continue with my life being set up for me, not having a choice about how I will li (More)
I Worry...
I worry for my Shabanu. She is reckless and crazy as the wind. I worry that one day these mistakes will have bigger consequences. Today she was very reckless when there was a stampede of camel. She went to look for Mithoo, she could have gotten crush (More)
I Have A Very Hard Decision to Make..
I have a very hard decision to make. My daughter, Shabanu is marrying a rich man. It was not her decision, it was mine. I feel guilty for doing this, but my family will be much wealthier. I overheard a conversation between Sharma and Shabanu. Shar (More)
Im rich and better than you
    My name is Auntie. I am a old, Bossy Aunt.  I am (More)
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One Response to “Getting Started!”

  1. Mark Silberberg Says:

    On the main timeline page can we swap the text with the highlights link? This would make the link to the highlights more obvious and the text really contextualizes the sublinks. Keep the highlights red. Maybe the text against a gray.

    Possible for there to be some kind of video running in the background of the main page instead of an image?

  2. Chap Says:

    I like the themes that will come to the community throughout the year – keeping some content away so folks don’t get overwhelmed but also enticing folks to be ready for what’s to come.

    In that same way, the fact that each of the items on a timeline will have enough details that yo can read off of the text of that timeline or click to read or see more.

  3. Kobi Says:

    Header: Has there already been consideration for the call out in the header? Perhaps “LREI 100” or “100 years of LREI” instead of We Are LREI?

    Return to Timeline instead of Back to List

    Half tone images along the background of the timeline should be consistent and not fade to solid grey color.

    Are “Highlights” select pieces of content that introduce each decade? Or is it an aggregate of all content? I think the tags that filter in content in different ways is ideal so a way to punctuate it would be make the highlights be the former to encourage searching and poking around.

    Icons along the center line should change to reflect the respective tag filters: 4C’s Icons, Number’s for, Chronology, Select Themes for each of the chosen themes.
    You may want to implement background images shown to reflects the tag filters as well.

  4. Kobi Says:

    Portal page
    Fonts perhaps should match the headers – perhaps sans serif, not serif?
    Call to action: More iconography (less text)introducing icon treatments for comments made above.These can be clean lined icons or perhaps icons that feel handwritten?
    i.e. Next to “Explore the Centennial Timeline” in the red box it should be an icon that calls viewers to click. Ideas: “Click” “Play” “Explore”
    Since the site is dynamic, maybe the icon calling viewers to click it, pulses?

    The main page favors the portal page so much it almost feels like nothing happened when you go from one page to the next. It’s also copy heavy. Can we streamline with icons with fewer words?

  5. Kobi Says:

    HEADER: As users hover over the tabs can we highlight with contrasting color?

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