A New PKAP Web site
First, PKAP has unveiled its new web page. Designed by Sam Fee and his students at Washington and Jefferson College, this is the third version of the PKAP page. Our original PKAP page, developed by R. Scott Moore, was fairly minimalist and showed its "old school" roots by using frames (you can check it out here via the Internet Archive). Two years ago we redesigned the web page to show off better some of the multimedia aspects of the project. The site incorporated more flash and employed an opening page that was different from the pages inside the site. I am not sure that we were ever satisfied entirely with its appearance or functionality. Our content lives on multiple servers across at least three blogs, various streaming media servers, and three university systems and despite our efforts to maintain the site, we were never able to really integrate all this content. Somewhere along the line we acquired the web address of www.pkap.org.
The new site, now at www.pkap.org is cleaner, leaner, and more "typical" in appearance. We hope that a more minimal approach will allows us more flexibility in the wide range of content. At present, though, we haven't brought everything into the new page (note that there are no links to Emerging Cypriot, recently released "Voices of Archaeology" podcasts, or our interactive map. Nor have we integrated an RSS aggregator (like here on my page), but these are things that will come.
So, if you have a chance, please go and check out our new page and give us some feedback here on its general appearance and content! Either post a comment here or contact me!
PKAP Sightings in the Big Apple
Joe Patrow, our contact with the bright lights of Hollywood, UND and PKAP alumnus, and the director of both Emerging Cypriot and Survey on Cyprus, has gone big time, but fortunately he hasn't forgotten his roots. The New York gossip blog Just Jared recently reported a sighting of Kevin Jonas and Taylor Swift on the set of their 3D concert video in New York (I have no idea who they are or what it means, but bear with me...). In the back ground of one of the photos you can see Joe Patrow wearing a UND Mediterranean Archaeology t-shirt!!