Product Development: Downloadable Interactive Content

At the risk of being called “derivative,” these items definitely fit in alongside Product Development: Wallpapers & Screensavers (being things people downloaded to enjoy offline) and Content Development: Interactive Infographics (being … uh … interactive).

The quick breakdown about how these were different is simply this: these involved a lot more production. Each one required a few weeks of research, writing, editing, and building of the interactive features. Of course, the actual time spent is hard to gauge since all of these were done on top of my regular duties as web designer and site administrator.


I made a series that included F-14 Tomcats, F-18 Super Hornets, Los Angeles-class Submarines, and the U.S. Marine Corps Osprey.

USNI Datafile - Schematic View
F-14 Tomcat Datafile Schematic View
View of photo of F-14 Tomcat breaking the sound barrier.
Photos were included with links to the USNI photo service.

Interactive Korean War Timeline

The largest of these undertakings was an extensive work on the Korean War. It was timed with the 50th Anniversary commemorations so The Naval Institute had a lot of content to pull from.

And more importantly: a lot of products to point at. There were USNI photos used, books referenced, certificates offered, magazine subscriptions linked, and donations suggested. It was a cornucopia of commerce—but with enough actual information that it didn’t seem overdone.

What role did I have? Pretty comprehensive. I researched, wrote, designed, and built this.

Interactive Korean War Timeline - Opening Screen
Opening screen to the Interactive Korean War Timeline.
Interactive Korean War Timeline - Features
Interactive Korean War Timeline - Showing photos that were available for purchase.
Interactive Korean War Timeline - Credits

Need to tighten up results.

This actually was added to the curriculum of a remote-schooling project from Arizona … or Nevada … or one of those southwestern states where no two students live within 20 miles of each other.