This drink is a cross between a Mint Julep and a Mojito. Takes the sweetness from a Mint Julep and throw in Mojito’s cooling bite to it. Super for a really hot summer day (or any day).
Stately creates a simple, HTML5 choropleth U.S. map using a symbol font. The idea is terrific and cuts down implementation time. By combining it with D3, one or multiple Stately maps can be dynamically generated based on a data source.
This was one of the best conferences I’ve been to in a while. Two days of insightful talks by people who do data visualization from across the field and disciplines. The speakers included interactive designers from news media, data scientists, visualization engineers and web developers. Each shared expertise and experience from his/her unique perspective. I loved the diversity in the speakers. Two themes prevail in the conference: mobile is the next big thing (surprise, surprise), and D3.js (get on it).
There are many reasons to use css pre-processors languages like SASS and LESS. My top reasons would be for mixins and color functions. Mixins are extremely useful when you need to create faux-functions that can be reused and provide customization. Color functions are used to generate new color values based on parameters you provide. e.g. lighten by 10%. One of my most frequent needs for mixins is to create designs in CSS3, such as buttons. Because this requires a slew of attributes, including browser specific ones. This post shows examples of both SASS and LESS mixins to create CSS3 buttons.
This PHP plugin is to fetch, parse and display data from Sunglight’s OpenStates API. I decided to create it after digging into the API for a project on anti-Common Core bills. So that I could quickly spin up more state legislature data projects in the future. This plugin is a work in progress. Currently (beta 1.1) only supports the API’s bill search and bill lookup methods.
This is my first attempt at creating something in After Effects. The video is meant to exhibit the relationship between the physical design of schools and student learning.