Designing with Data is about getting started with Charts and Graphs, a primer to telling stories with data. This was done through Five Simple Steps. 5 sections, 5 chapters each, for 25 chapters ranging from specific graphs to colours to how to lie with charts.
[More about Designing with Data]
In 2006 I wrote a PDF book for O’Reilly’s Short Cuts series entitled Using Microformats. The 45 page book, available in English, French and German, is available to purchase online through the O’Reilly Website.
[More about Using Microformats]
My MSc project at the University of Edinburgh dealt with a distributed SOAP web service that would add/edit/store BibTeX entries. The department could then query and incorporate the results into their papers.
With Google dropping SOAP web services and as more organizations move to RESTful APIs, the Atom publishing protocol, microformats and JSON, this paper probably hasn't aged as well as it could have. Not to mention the source code was written all in Java.
[More information about my Thesis]
Co-written with Matt Riggott for A List Apart on August 10th, 2004, issue 186, this article is on the topic of highlighting search terms within the text of your site, based on referrer information from search engines.
[Enhance Usability by Highlighting Search Terms]
Given that the human race is quite old, what is the probability of someone having died in that spot before? With a few assumptions, known variables and a simple equation it is easy to figure out the density of death.
[More about how dense death is around us]
Informatics is a growing occupation, but no one really knows what it means.
[More about the folks who practice informatics]
On July 24th, 2007, I wrote an article entitled Microformats: More Meaning from Your Markup for Sitepoint describing various uses and consumers of the hCard and hCalendar microformats.
[Read article about Microformats]
On September 4th, 2007, I wrote an article entitled Parsing Microformats for xml.com describing the differences between parsing microformats in HTML and XML.
[Read article about Parsing Microformats]
For the Opera dev site, I wrote an article entitled Designing and Developing mobile web sites in the real world on November 7th, 2007. This is a synopsis of some mobile development we did for some of our clients.
[Read article about Mobile Web Development Part 1]
For Sitepoint, I wrote an article entitled Portable Social Networks: Take Your Friends with You on November 21st, 2007. which talks all about controlling your data online.
[Read article about Portable Social Networks]
December 6th, 2007 was the second installment of articles about mobile development, Server-side capability detection for mobile devices.
[Read article about Detecting Mobile Devices Part 1]
The article Microformat Encoding and Visualization was the start of a series exploring alternative ways of viewing structured microformats data. Published December 19th, 2007.
[Read article about Microformat Encoding and Visualization]
The Future of the Web: What to Expect in 2008 is a short list of nine items that I saw unfolding in 2008. It was run on January 2nd, 2008. It will be interesting to see how many come to fruition.
[Read article about my 2008 predictions]
CSS Not([hacks]) ran in the January 7th, 2008 issue of Digital Web Magazine. Using some CSS3 selectors, you can add some progressive enhancements to your site to target specific browsers.
[Read article about CSS3 selectors]
My first article for Think Vitamin, Stay on :target ran on January 31st, 2008. The article demonstrates some interesting interface features you can achieve with this little talked about CSS selector.
[Read article about CSS3 :target pseudo selector]
February 21st, 2008 saw the first of a series of microformat related articles. This one is about XFN encoding, extraction, and visualizations.
[Read article about XFN Visualizations]
This article is about Your Social Graph: Exploring the Google API was published on February 27th, 2008.
[Read article about Google Social Graph API]
The article, Designing for the Mobile Web, was published on March 12th, 2008 and takes an introductory look into how to get started on the mobile web.
[Read article about how to get yourself a mobile site]
The article, Data Visualizations, was published on May 23rd, 2008 and explains why data visualizations are so crucial to our understanding of information.
[Read about data visualizations]
On November 21st, 2008 Opera published my article about Barcodes: connecting the real-world to the virtual. It is a tutorial about 2D Barcodes and how to create and read them using freely available tools.
[Read article about 2D barcodes as physical hyperlinks]
On November 21st, 2008 Viðskiptablaðið, the Icelandic business paper and interview with me about mobile web design and website designed for mobile use. Vefur fyrir fólk á ferðinni was conducted in English but published in Icelandic.
For the first issue of the Agit8's website, I wrote a thought experiment about The future of microformats and semantic technologies using an interesting formula put forth by Agit8.
[Read about the future path of microformats]
As part of the Opera Dev blog, I wrote an article entitled Introduction to the mobile web on June 23rd, 2009, all about getting started in the world of "fat free" web design
[Read about Introduction to the mobile web]
In the October 2009 issue of SCROLL Magazine I had two short articles about place. They are only available in the PDF version.
[Read Scroll Magazine #2 Online]
Digging deeper into my experiments data mining local twitter I wrote Finding your Flock on Twitter on Feb 18th, 02010 for the Carsonified blog.
[Read about Finding your Flock on Twitter]
I was asked to write a little something about mobile web development, so I came-up with Mobile Users are Either Repetitive, Bored or In A Hurry, published on March 16th, 02010. It is a brief article about the 3 common categories of mobile users.
[Read about Mobile Users are Either Repetitive, Bored or In A Hurry]
I reseached 4 Ways to Create Web-Based Data Visualisations for the carsonified blog published on April 20th, 02010.
[Read about Creating web based visualizations]
With the iPad released and everyone talking about eBooks, I wrote an article on June 15th, 02010 for the Carsonified blog entitled Finding your Flock on Twitter.
[Read about DIY eBooks]
The difficult sophomore publication, the second article for A List Apart on July 20th, 02010 about SVG with a little help from Raphaël was released.
[Read about SVG and Raphaël]
On August 16th, 02010, I was guest author for the weekly blog 52 weeks of UX. My post is entitled Chart junk isn’t as bad as you think.
[Read about How chart junk might not be all that bad]
For ThinkVitamin I wrote a bit about Getting Started With (and Gotchas of) CSS Media Queries, published on August 27th, 02010.
[Read about CSS Media Queries]
Create a cool data visualization was published on October 12th, 02010 for .NET magazine's issue 208.
[Read about Creating a cool data visualization]
On November 23rd, 02010 I wrote a short piece for UXBooth regarding Designing for Noise.
[Read about Designing for Noise]
Creating color contrast was published on December 24th, 02010 for 24ways.org.
[Read about Creating color contrast]
Future Technology was published on January 7th, 02011 in issue 148 of B!T technology magazine and is a look at the last 2,000 years of technology to predict 02011.
[View the magazine in Portuguese]
One of sitepoint's daughter sites published on May 4th 02011 and article I wrote about Alternative Mobile Interfaces: How to Set Up SMS and Voice Menus.
[Read more about PBX systems]
15 fantastic data visualisations was a feature article at .NET on Feb 6th, 02012. It focuses on 15 unique and interesting visualizations attempting to summarize different aspects of data.
[Read about 15 fantastic data visualisations]
Starting in 2006, I was one of the invited experts for the GRDDL working group. The GRDDL specification aims to supplement the RDF/XML concrete syntax with a flexible mechanism for using other XML syntaxes with the Resource Description Framework.
[W3C GRDDL Specification]
The microformat hCard allows for vCard files to be encoded semantically into XHTML. hCard is used to described people, places and organizations.
The hCalendar microformat represents iCalendar files encoded semantically into XHTML. hCalendar allows for the description and aggregation of events across the web.
XTECH06 (May 16th -
19th) is the premier European conference for developers, information designers and managers working with web and standards-based technologies. Hotel Kransnapolsky, Amsterdam, Netherlands
[Microformats from the Ground Up]
www2006 (May 23rd -
26th) 15th annual world wide web conference. Edinburgh International Conference Centre
[Microformats, converting XHTML to vCards and iCalendars]
, October 5th, 02006. While at EuroOSCON06 I did a short interview for ZDNet Japan about microformats.
[Read interview at ZDNet Japan]
On January 2nd, 02007, I did a short set of Question and Answers with Martin of Maryland Media on the topic of microformats.
[Read interview at Maryland Media]
For the Danish microformats website I participated in a series of Question and Answers with Søren Johannessen which was published on November 30th, 02007.
[Read interview at Microformats.dk]
On May 10th, 02008, Ian Forrester interviews Gareth and myself about various technologies and the web.
[View XTECH08 Interview]
On October 7th, 02009, Paul Boag interviewed me about mobile web development.
[Read more about Boagworld podcast 186 Mobile Web]
After a nice chat with Inc. Magazine staff, a few quotes about mobile development ended-up in there article published on July 09th 02010.
[Read the Inc. article online]
Scrunch-up is a Web Magazine for Young Designers and Developers. I chatted with Anna Debenham on August 31st 02010 about my book Designing with Data and plenty of other topics.
[Read the interview at Scrunch-up]
Tropo is a telephony platform that was used at History Hack Day in London. On February 8th 02011 they published an interview about my hack using tropo as a Titanic Re-enactment phone ticketing system.
[Read the interview at the tropo blog]
The Webstandaristas asked me a Dozen questions which were subsequently published on February 14th 02011.
[Read the interview at Webstandardistas]
Radio Interview with the team from GeekSpeak on the topic of visualizations originally aired on June 25th 02011.
[Listen to the interview at GeekSpeak.org]
Spoolcast with Jared Spool on the topic of data visualizations on May 14th 02012.
[Listen to the interview at UIE.com]
On July 13th 02012, My 15 minute audio interview with Idea Magazine on the topic pf Data Visualizations was published.
[You can listen online at readidea.com]
On July 27th 02012, My answers to the Questionnaires à la Proust for work were published.
[Read my answers to the work questions]
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