New(ish?) Exhibit 2.2 API is Sick Fast
I’ve been pitching the Simile project3, especially Exhibit, for quite a while for all sorts of educational uses. It really is fairly simple and allows you to create the kind of powerful data-driven interactive websites that would simply be impossible if you aren’t able to write code. You need to create these kind of interactive database sites because they are interactive and allow students to manipulate data and see it in a variety of contexts. That enables, and encourages, all sorts of processing and helps students see connections.
To change to the new API, just replace the original API reference in the header of your page (
http://api.simile-widgets.org/exhibit/2.2.0/exhibit-api.js = instant speed jump4.
2 Please note that I do not use all caps LIGHTLY.
3 Yeah, it’s like I work on commission for them but sadly they send me no money.
4 I didn’t have to rewrite anything so as far as I can tell you won’t have to change any of your main page but I’m not promising anything.