The Public Art Module now has a new Public Art Map page layout you can implement titled ‘Option B’. After listening to your feedback, we developed a more visually dynamic, user friendly page. The first new feature is a full width header graphic to introduce your collection in a impactful way.
The search widget has been redesigned and placed at the top of the page. This allows for a side by side presentation of both the individual pieces and the map.
This allowed for some major shifts in functionality. For example, The details of each piece now display within the window of the map. The piece’s address and specific location can be zoomed in on by clicking the ‘View on Map’ button, when hovering over the image on the left hand directory.
The full details of the piece can be viewed in an overlay directly in the map window, by clicking the ‘View Details’ button, which allows the user to see the details without navigating away from the map page. This is particularly beneficial on mobile, which allows the user to toggle between the map and details with no performance lag because the user never navigates off the page.
Each time the page is refreshed, if a user chooses to opt-in to location permissions, their location will be displayed on the map with a higher level of accuracy than ever before. The previous version of the map showed the user’s approximate location but the new map now has almost a pin point level of geo-location accuracy, displayed as a blue dot on the map. It is important to note that the geo-location does not ‘follow you’ like a mobile application would. That technology is currently only available to app developers, not website developers. That said, each time the page is refreshed, it will display your new location point which will allow the user to know where they are, in proximity to the piece you are looking at on the map.
PLEASE NOTE: The user has to give permission for the site to know their location in order to use this geo-location feature.
Finally, the list is responsive to the area visible present on the map. That means if the user zooms in on the area where they are located, the list will be parsed down to just the pieces that are visible in the area being displayed on the map. This makes it easy for the user to know which public art pieces are near the location they are currently located in.
Thanks to the development investment of a few of our communities, the network now has access to this new layout. This kind of advancement is truly what our technology sharing philosophy is all about. If you would like to see the ‘Option B’ layout implemented on your site, please reach out to us: Networksupport@artsopolis.com