Indexhibit is a web application used to build and maintain an archetypal, invisible website format that combines text, image, movie and sound.
Explore participants websites to familiarise yourself with display possibilities.

- free and open source
- translated into 17 languages
- requirements: PHP 4.3+, MySQL 4.0+, Linux/Apache server
- works best with any 'modern' web browser (Firefox, Safari, Opera)

Take a look at the webpage Indexhibit

Why not use Indexhibit to start a website for somebody as a gift? Buy them a domain name, install Indexhibit and start their site.

Or use Indexhibit for your own creative content, a weird collection or something you have always wanted to exhibit.

Collections: stamps / records / toys / coke cans / shells / fixed wheel bikes / butterflies / coins / postcards

Small Business: garden centre / pizza shop / estate agent / bookshop / hair dressers / second hand clothing store / guitar shop / gallery

A new project: every item your own / every item you dispose of / every piece of mail you receive / every meal you eat / all your clothes

I used the left and right frame format in 2001, as a presentation platform for my old studio Foundation 33, to compile an eclectic output of projects and break with the pigeonholing of disciplines. It was intended to be recessive and archetypal, allowing the content to come to the forefront and the navigation to be intuitive for all users.

In 2004 I invited others to replicate the format. The more people who used it the more invisible and archetypal it became. During two years over 200 people responded, forming a community web project promoting content over complicated website designs.

Daniel Eatock

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As both a designer and programmer, I've always felt that producing an online personal portfolio is one of the most difficult assignments for many. Limited by too many options.

In 2004 I created a large-scale cms called Modular Website Management for producing client projects. When I read Dan's invitation to replicate the structure of his site I saw an opportunity to create a mini-cms that could combine various media using simple tools.

Jeffery Vaska

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We called the application Indexhibit, a new word that described the format, index + exhibit. It was built with web standards in mind (no longer using frames for instance) enabling search engines and users alike easy access and indexing of work.

Content flows to the edge of the browser, images can be displayed as thumbnails that can be enlarged etc., this is a break from traditional fixed layout design associated with print, and a move towards an interactive experience where the user creates their own viewing experience. This embraces recent interactive display methods.

Daniel Eatock & Jeffery Vaska

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