web & informationdesign
a7111.com: webdesign & website promotion retrodigitalisation
semantic applications & topic maps smart documents
Web & Informationdesign
a7111.com is a knowledge gateway to information about webdesign, XML Topic Maps,
retro-digitalisation and smart XML documents. Most of the Projects and examples presented
on this portal have been developed in cooperation with the Bundesrechenzentrum Vienna,
the Austrian Research Center Seibersdorf and the publisher of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Some examples have been developed during a postgraduate education at the Danube University Krems.
The portal is divided into four main sections dealing with specific subjects, which will be introduced
in short below.
Web design examples away from the mainstream. Elegant design and usability can be achieved with
a small amount of code and graphical features. Pure text and plain html-layout, without the burden of
excessive graphics and animations makes a webpage behave agile, user-friendly and accessible
for handicaped persons. Legible texts, careful choice of terms, metadata and balanced redundancy
supports website-promotion and is an investment in the upcoming semantic web.
The semantic web is a fundamental change of paradigm and will not comply with old practices,
take the saying "An image is worth a thousand words!" for example.
The Web Design Portal presents examples of web design dealing
with cultural, technical and scientific topics, i.e.:
- Science and research
- Publishing and literature research
- Graphical design and art
The ISO-standard Topic Maps specifies a uniform document model used to build knowledge
representations (ontologies) and knowledge maps. Topic Maps consist of less than 20 elements,
thus it is quite easy to understand and use the vocabulary. This flexible standard is
not only an established concept to describe the semantics and relationship of topics, but also
a versatile tool offering asymptotic modelling capabilities, which can be used to create embedded
information resources (instead of referring to external information occurrences).
The Topic Maps Portal presents concepts and examples how to prepare and present Topic Maps
- GeoNam database
- Motif Index (literature research)
- Coding Standards (blended learning example)
The digitalisation of historical texts and documents is a multi-faceted task.
Alongside a true image rendition (facsimile) and optical character recognition (OCR),
the semantic recognition of content is rising in importance. For this reasons it is a necessity
to have cost-effective procedures and lasting document standards for digital long-time preservation,
which are suitable for both, the large amount and the significance of our historical heritage.
The RetroDig Portal presents concepts and examples with a special focus on the german
fraktur-script and scientific literatur
- Austrian Book of Towns and Cities (Burgenland)
- Fliegende Blaetter (satiric journal in fraktur-script)
Smart documents are of interest in the context of iterative software development (rapid prototyping)
and as a document foundation for companies knowledge transfer. Smart documents
cover a vast area of application solutions, e.g.:
- self-validating forms
- self-evaluating (interactive) reports
- internationalised applications
(diversity of european languages and regulations)
- multifunctional knowledge documents
(blended learning, knowledge management)