Launched on July 7, 2012

StoriesFrom is a storytelling platform that allows individuals and organizations to create rich, community-driven documentary projects online. The site was made possible through a Knight News Challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, cosponsored by Google. I built the front end of the site based on designs by Grant Kindrick. The site was optimized for the iPad and included complex gesture-specific functionality like the “wall,” pictured above. I themed Drupal templates to create the story pages (video, slideshow, and text options) and built several other page types, including a map featuring geolocated tweets based on specific keywords, multiple project displays and a complex navigation system.

Role: Front-end development

Tools used: JavaScript (MVC framework), MapBox, PHP, Drupal theming

Note: Due to changes in the Twitter API, the live tweet display is no longer functional.