How We Made the Ministerial Lobbying & “Buddying” Visualisation

A discussion of some of the techniques we used and the technical bits’n’pieces behind the visualisation of over 6,000 meetings between 100 UK government ministers and over 3,500 organisations.


Accessible Scroll-triggered Modal Overlay using jQuery

(or “How to put a visually disruptive overlay in front of your users without annoying them so much they instantly leave your site”)

This is the techie companion post to our discussion on visually disruptive overlays AKA “those irritating pop-up …


Rich & Immersive 3D Experiences on Digital Devices. Coming Soon?

Rich 3D on Our Desktops, Mobiles and More
If we assume that Moore’s Law keeps on applying, it would seem safe to think that the digital devices that we use – desktop, phones, TV’s, even fridges – will become ever …


Charting & Visualisation in a Refined Way

Mobile, Tablet and Desktop Market Share May 2013

Here at Refined Practice we’ve been busy working away on a little project involving the D3.js javascript library. D3.js provides a large set of tools to help visualise data online in the form of interactive visualisation, charts and diagrams. …


More SVN Code Snippets: Adding All New Files, Deleting All Removed Files

As we have mentioned before, we use Subversion to manage our codebase. That includes our WordPress set up with all its preferred and custom plugins. So, what’s the best way to update a plugin when it’s in your Subversion …


SVN code snippet: Moving all unversioned files to a different location

We have recently been moving a lot of sites from some legacy servers onto the really rather fine Rackspace Cloud. Some of the sites are pretty big and sprawling, and a number of people have worked on them over …


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