The project, devoted to the editing and exposition of Newton’s work involving alchemy, the dream of transmuting base metals into gold, is directed by William R. Newman, Ruth N. Halls Professor of History and Philosophy of Science in the IU College of Arts and Sciences.
We have some new publicity on the Chymistry of Isaac Newton project. IU did a press release on the launch of new manuscripts, new website design, and new features… and I get some credit for redesigning the website. I’ve had a really great time working on the Newton Project with Dr. John A Walsh, Dr. William Newman, Wally Hooper, and the rest of the crew. We’ve had some good times. Now I’m moving on to the TILE project (Text-Image Linking Environment) and I’ll be working with Doug Reside, Dot Porter, Melissa Terras, and Dr. John A Walsh.
The development has been long and arduous with many pitfalls, yet somehow I’m still working and making progress toward our goals… I’ve learned a few valuable lessons, including my personal shortcomings as a designer, programmer, manager, student, friend, and husband.
Now I am going to start posting pointers from my own experience with this development life cycle. I will post links to some tutorials, some hacks, a few scripts, and other materials that helped me along the way. But maybe you won’t need them with this fancy, new dev center!