Page 1: Generic template for text and images (for functions such as "about" and miscellaneous content).
Page 2: Homepage. This will have a structure similar to http://kabulportraits.nfb.ca/main.html. At the very centre of the page, there should be a link to the timeline, as it will effectively operate as the backbone of the website. Surrounding the timeline should be spaces for links to 4 or 5 other pages, which we refer to as 'claim pages." These links will each have have 1 short sentence, so space for these sentences should be incorporated into the design.
Page 3: Claims Page. Similar in layout and feel to the homepage, these pages will contain 3-5 spaces for links to 'case pages.' These spaces should surround a central paragraph of text (approximately 2-3 sentences in length) in the centre of the page, communicating a core message associated with that claim.
Page 4: A case page. These pages will contain 250-350 words of text, on average, and often be accompanied by a photo, audio clip, or video.
Page 5: Timeline. A general design for a timeline should be made (100-150 entries, 1939-1952). In addition to chronological order, we would like a feature to foreground materials on thematic grounds (e.g. a user could highlight/draw forward entries related to a particular analytic claim -- "dispossession is permanent"). At this point, we want to establish the look and feel, which should be interactive and eye-catching. Most of the dates will have a photo, as well as a small amount of text explaining the relevance of the date.
***Note: The following 5 entries have been provided for use in your example timelines. Each entry corresponds with an image, labelled with the word 'timeline' and the matching date to the entry:
March 1, 1942
Order in Council P.C. 1665 is revised by the Department of Justice to include provisions for the “care” of Japanese-Canadian-owned property.
March 2, 1942
John Erskine Read, legal advisor for the Department of External Affairs and author of early drafts of Order in Council P.C. 1665, sends an excoriating memo to his supervisor voicing his disapproval over the last minute provision that Japanese-Canadian-owned property would be vested in the authority of a Custodian.
March 12, 1942
The New Canadian, the sole Japanese-Canadian newspaper permitted to publish after the attack on Pearl Harbour, runs a front-page article expressing Japanese-Canadian feelings of skepticism, mistrust, and concern in the wake of Order in Council P.C. 1665.
April 6, 1942
Using The New Canadian as a vehicle to address Japanese Canadians and counter “baseless rumors,” BCSC Chairman Austin Taylor makes a lengthy statement emphasizing that the Custodian’s role is to serve the interests of Japanese-Canadian property owners.
April 15, 1942
The New Canadian publishes an article articulating Japanese Canadian misgivings over the ambiguity of Order 2483, signalling the intention of some Japanese-Canadian organizations to press the federal government for answers to “many questions of basic importance,” including the assumption of responsibility for “losses and damage to property arising out of the evacuation program.”