30 Best Tools for Data Visualization During the past few years the client demand regarding Data Info-graphics has increased in volume and demand as well as in : clarity. The range of technologies available by which to collect and examine data is constantly on the rise- both in web and desktop applications, which provide several great interfaces. From a technological aspect , such tools ( or technologies ) have created efficiency based models which have gone onto disrupting existing paradigms of the past. These vary and range from data synthesis to data visualization encompassing every type of data.
Experience Mapping An experience map is a method you can use to get insights into the holistic experience of your target group (be it users, customers, clients) in order to understand and visualize the ups and downs of their experience across the service or ecosystem. Whenever you want to identify and optimize customer touchpoints for a better experience you can use experience mapping as a systematic framework that guides you through the whole process from understanding customer behavior and gaining insights to revealing customer pain points and seeing new opportunities. There are four steps to follow that have been nicely described in the guide to experience mapping by Adaptive Path. I highly recommend downloading the guide for a more detailed description.
Edge Animate to Animate CC: Responsive Scaling and Positioning – In Flagrante Delicto! I’ve received a lot of inquiries by Edge Animate users as to how to make items responsive within Animate CC. So many, in fact, that I decided to produce a number of demonstration projects, record some video on each one, and write this little article. First, I’ll just emphasize that the way Edge Animate handles things like element scaling and sizing is very DOM-oriented… because it works within the very narrow focus of the browser DOM. Animate CC is platform-agnostic (not specifically an HTML tool) and works differently in terms of targeting a single element when targeting HTML5 Canvas (the canvas DOM element). So a lot of things like media queries and such, as employed by the Edge suite, go out the window.
20 top new tools for freelancers Freelancing looks idyllic from the outside. Working with the best clients, choosing fun projects, determining your own hours and working from home or wherever you like. But there’s a lot that happens under the hood to keep the momentum going. Doing the actual freelance work for your clients never takes up 100 per cent of your time. The best of Python: a collection of my favorite articles from 2017 and 2018 (so far) My intention with publishing this collection Last year I only used Medium for consuming content, and I checked out a ton of Python-related articles. Recently I’ve started to use the community features of the platform, for instance following fellow developers. I also developed the practice of clapping and highlighting the most interesting parts of their articles. My goal is to be an active member of the developer community gathered on Medium.
960 Gridder - Lay out websites with ease. What is this? 960 Gridder is an excellent tool for any web developer/ designer that wants to easily align, match and/or lay out websites. The idea came when designing a website for a student organization where I worked with several designers that handed their lay outs and designs in Photoshop format with a similar grid built-in to me. After a while I noticed how hard it became to make sure everything looked exactly how they intended it, especially in the different browsers.
Documenting Components – EightShapes Audience First things first: who it is this for? And since the answer usually spans more than one discipline, who’s more important?