HistoryWired is a big hit with virtual crowd

HistoryWired is a big hit with virtual crowd

In the first five days after its Aug. 15 debut, the Smithsonian Institution's new HistoryWired online exhibit drew 92,000 visitors to historywired.si.edu.

The site features 450 objects from the National Museum of American History's vast holdings.

SmartMoney.com of New York designed the Java interface, based on the company's so-called treemap technology. When site visitors roll the cursor over small boxes that represent an object, pop-up boxes identify it and diagonal lines connect it with a historical timeline and exhibit themes.

When users click on 'Learn more about this object,' the exhibit opens in a separate window powered by ColdFusion software from Macromedia Inc. of San Francisco. Threespot Media of Washington designed that part of the virtual exhibit.


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