In our most recent Temple HASTAC meeting, we generally discussed online collections and exhibitions, and specifically discussed Omeka. Through my short time as a HASTAC scholar, I have been inspired to take my dissertation in some interesting directions, instead of sticking to the traditional text-only-based format. Because I am completing a structural breakdown and analysis of Facebook, I thought it would be interesting to create a companion website that displays my breakdown of the site, along with my analyses and my informants' comments. In my mind, the site will allow those social media users who would not normally read, or have access to, academic papers the chance to have a more informed awareness of the media that they use daily.
We were introduced to the very basics of Omeka, so I understand how to create collections and exhibits. I am looking to create a carousel-like graphic that users can scroll through to see the different architectural parts. Then, when a visitor clicks on the part, a large window will pop out that displays (in a creative way) my thoughts and my infomants' thoughts. Is Omeka a good choice here? Or is there another platform that you suggest? Has anyone done anything like this before? Any suggestions for me? I know how to code a little, so I was looking into also completing this process with just straight html, although it seems it can get a little hairy. Any feedback would be awesome, technical or otherwise. Thanks! :)