Orchestral Revolution Website

I created the companion website for Cambridge Press’ The Orchestration Revolution: Haydn and the Technologies of Timbre, by Emily I. Dolan, then of UPenn’s music department. The main challenge here was how to bring the orchestral graphs to life while still keeping the site easy to navigate and read. (The graphs were printed in grayscale in the book.) My solution was to present thumbnail images of each graph which enlarged to full size when clicked on. For particularly lengthy graphs, the user can scroll through to read the entire graph. Preserving legibility and graphical detail were major objectives of this design project. Home page illustration by Allen Crawford.