Remember that you’ll have to load it up prior to using the subway as you’ll lose connectivity. Just load up the page, then open a new browser window so you can keep the map cached.
I’ve found that browsing the map was even easier by stripping out the the MTA’s top banner and navigation bar on the left. So I saved the map (which are 2 gif files), and created a webpage that loaded just the gifs. I then placed it on my server which I can use whenever I want. I’d make the link public, but the map is probably copyrighted, so you should make one for yourself.
Another site that we just finished up and that launched (unofficially) today was TheoryEvents.com for our friends at TheoryNYC. They needed a very simple site that would let them make frequent announcements, and they needed it fast.
Armed with a few photos and a conceptual outline we threw a site together in short order. We chose Blogger to power the main page because it gave them a simple way to post upcoming events, automatic archiving and RSS feeds. We could have gone the Moveable Type or WordPress route, but who wants to manage all that if you don’t have to.
One of the sites that we finished up recently was Martini Park (no relation). Before you start gushing over its smooth look, I have to mention that CoolBirth was responsible for the graphics, base HTML, and CSS. Our business was to hook them up with a very custom CMS.
The CMS provides them with the ability to spawn sub-sites based on a master template. This lets them create new sites at will, all managed within the CMS, yet still be able make each individual site unique. They can create location specific galleries and events as well as items that appear across all sites. All this through one simple unified interface, not your typical Swiss Army Knife that can do everything but nothing really well. Have you ever tried to cut with one of those?