Each of the original twenty-seven plates from Tabulae anatomicae measure approximately 37 by 25 cm. The plates were photographed on high quality 35-mm color film from which 2x2 slides were made. In 2002, the 27 slides were scanned at high resolution directly into Adobe Photoshop using a Polaroid SprintScan scanner and archived at three resolutions on a CD-ROM.
The web site was designed and developed by Christy Stevens, an Information Commons Graduate Assistant studying Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa. Other contributors to the development of the site include Ed Holtum, Head of the John Martin Rare Book Room; Scott Fiddelke, Digital Media Project Manager; and Jim Duncan, Coordinator, Information Commons & Electronic Services.
In 2006 Elaine Beck, an Information Commons Graduate Assistant studying Creativity in Community (an interdisciplinary PhD) redesigned the banner and layout and reworked the site using cascading style sheets (CSS), making it standards compliant, quicker loading, and more searchable. Elaine recieved her Masters of Fine Arts degree (intermedia and painting) from the University of Iowa in 2004.