After months of remodeling and putting a fresh coat of paint on the place, I’m so glad to reopen the doors of Art Junction! The redesign of this site has been on my ‘to do’ list for quite some time. I let it languish over the past year as other things at work and home took precedent over posting to this site.
It wasn’t simply a matter of adding new content to the site. The design of the old site was built on Flash elements and predated the rise of social media and mobile technology. Thus, it wasn’t responsive to newer platforms or media. I knew it was time for a change.
First, the new site consolidates selected materials from the ‘old’ Art Junction site along with materials I formerly stored on my personal website. Most of these items are now available as PDFs for easy downloading. The new site also includes links and feeds to my various social media activities.
Secondly, I’ve retired the title of my old blog “The Art Teacher’s Guide to the Internet” and now simply use “Art Junction” as the name for this blog. The archives of postings from the old blog are still accessible through the new site, its just the name “The Art Teacher’s Guide. . .” will no longer be used.
While the look of Art Junction has changed, its location remains the same. It lies at the ‘crossroads’ of art, technology and pedagogy. It’s here where all of my professional activities come together online.
Hope you like what we’ve ‘done to the place.’ I welcome your comments.