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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.
Visually disruptive overlays are the new pop-up. You know the things I mean – you’ve followed a link to what looks like an interesting article, but as soon as you load the page the content you actually want to see is covered by a semi-transparent overlay exhorting you to profess your undying love for the […]
(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 things that seem to be everywhere nowadays”. It gives the technique we use on the […]
I regularly contribute to the WordPress Experts group on LinkedIn and a topic that has been cropping up a lot of late is “how do I choose the right WordPress plugin for my site”. So, based primarily on the contributions in this discussion, I thought it would be helpful to put some of Refined Practice’s […]
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 more powerful. And, we can therefore assume that the experiences that we can have on […]
Finally, the D3 book is out, a book that focuses on how to write reusable D3 using a component and module based approach, and a book that also provides a very detailed thoroughly worked up example (as well as a large set of other examples). Moving To a Model-View-Controller Model One of the key impacts […]
Internet traffic from mobile phones and tablets has risen by nearly 1500% in just five years. Has your site gone mobile yet?
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 repository? The approach we take (which you might find handy) is to: Download the new version […]
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 the years. We use Subversion to manage our code, which makes things a heck of a […]