For example, what design elements did you know you always wanted to include? Were there disagreements in the design stage between the two of you?
TG & JS: While we waited to make decisions on the design until afterwards, there were a few things we had to do before we started the experiment: 1.
Even with the vibrant variety, I’m curious about the gap between design and experience.
To put it another way, having lived through the 40 days and dates, do you feel like anything is missing in what you experienced and how the public is receiving it? Obviously, we didn’t videotape our experience, so the audience is forced to experience the story through writing, photos and illustrations.
We knew that if we were going to do it, we had to go the full distance.
We’re happy that people are connecting so much to it Eric, when you were first told about the project, what did you think?
This was our own experience, so there’s always a degree of sensitivity about this. Our individual stories, issues and approaches aren’t very different from a lot of folks.
We decided it would live on a site with daily questions, so we wrote those questions out before hand. We purposely kept things (tickets, gifts, etc.) along the way as documentation. We wrote the synopsis and agreed on the dating rules before we started.
There were plenty of design disagreements along the way, but for the most part we worked extremely well together.
Can you talk about the any web design and development challenges that you faced when building the site?
EJ: The challenges were perhaps a little mundane; the site is graphic-heavy, so a lazy-load script was necessary.