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CS&PF – Sandettie Lightship Buoy Data, Comparing Historical Data to 2013


I previously did some interactive data visualisations of the Sandettie Lightship Buoy Data to try and get an idea of how the air temperature effects the water temperature, and also to compare 2013′s extremely cold Spring to previous years. I did this by taking all the historical data available and plotting it on a single time series [...]

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Results of Hampton Court Swim – Public Health England Report


This is not really the sort of thing I blog about on here but I received this email today and thought that some of my non wetsuit which you can get more at Buy4Outdoors,  swimming friends would appreciate some of the findings. I searched around online for a link where I could share the content but not being [...]

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NME’s Top Albums – Updated to include 2011 & 2012


You can view the final interactive Flash version here: I had an hour to kill this evening so I added updated the NME Top Albums interactive visualisation to include the results for 2011 & 2012. “Dream Pop” seems to have become a popular genre for 2012. With “Indietronica“, “Neo-psychedelia“,  ”Psychedelic Pop” and “Psychedelic Rock” all doing well. [...]

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CS&PF – Sandettie Lightship Buoy Data


The HTML5 interactive charts can be viewed here: With this year’s late start to Spring the question was recently asked – “would this have an effect on the summer sea temperature?” This question was especially relevant to some friends of mine who are booked in for solo and relay channel crossings. Especially for channel soloists, where a couple [...]

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Cold Water Poll for Open Water Swimmers recently conducted a poll to explore how swimmers from different countries defined “cold”. They have posted the results on their blog and you can check it out here. “When I showed these results to my fellow swimmer (and wife) Susan, she said “Duh, so swimmers from cold weather can stand colder water”.  Well, it is [...]

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HTML5 – Data Visualisation Open Source Development Tools

I started working on a new interactive dataviz yesterday and I am determined that this project is designed and developed using HTML5 rather then Flash. I have already started putting some bits together with Google Charts but just thought it might be useful to list some of the various dataviz open source tools/libraries that I [...]

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Most Profitable Hollywood Stories

The Flash based wireframe and CMS can be viewed here: I was going over some old ‘unfinished’ projects when I came across this interactive ‘wireframe’ and CMS that I developed. So I thought I would post it up. I was very disappointed I didn’t get to ‘skin this up’ but at the time I [...]

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Evolution of Batman logo, 1940-2012

When I did the interactive “History of the Batmobile” I included as many different bat logos in the background as I could find. They were stylised as “bat signals” but they weren’t in any particular order and I don’t think I had specific information on their origin to tag them up to the appropriate year. [...]

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New Year’s Resolution – Keep it Simple!

Hopefully the title says it all! Icons for the “Ten Laws of Simplicity” by John Maeda “The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” — Hans Hofmann “A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to [...]

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Stephen Few – Introducing Bandlines

Bandlines: Sparklines Enriched with Information about Magnitude and Distribution. The latest newsletter from Stephen Few of Perceptual Edge is out today and it looks quite interesting. I would love to do an interactive version of this. “In the last edition of this newsletter I wrote about the many ways in which sparklines can be scaled [...]

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