The Power of Public Media

Published: 2 years ago

Antiques Roadshow: How we used Node.js to build a better website

Here at WGBH, we recently launched a large portion of a newly redesigned and rebuilt Antiques Roadshow website. Roadshow is one of PBS’s most popular series, and the website is a treasure trove of information around the program, including an appraisal archive of everything …

Published: 3 years ago

Adventures in HTML 5 Sound: A Developer’s Journey

by Bharat Battu, @bharat_battu (Too much? Here’s the TL;DR summary) Updated 5/7/2014: Loading Time Tests DISCLAIMER: I’m not an expert in web audio by any means. My findings and insights below are based purely from my own experiences in dealing with sound in my …

Published: 3 years ago

Making a Game Fast? Don’t Skimp on User Testing and the Iterative Process

Pumpkin Boo! is a top-down adventure-style web game we created for Curious George. Over the course of our approximately seven-week production period (Sept. and Oct. 2013), I (Bharat Battu) was the game’s developer, Fran Dias and Dan Nolan were its designers, Laura Nooney and …

Published: 4 years ago

News and Then

“News and Then” is an exciting news-related project under development for American Experience. Funded by the Ford Foundation, “News and Then” is a news-reading experience that connects current events to historical clips from American Experience’s films. Visitors to the site, which we expect to …

Published: 4 years ago

WorldChannel.org

We worked with the producers of World Channel to tackle a common problem: a dated, largely static Web site that was difficult to update and hard to view on multiple platforms. Viewers most often come to the site with three key questions: 1. What’s …