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The Thinkmap SDK enables organizations to incorporate data-driven visualization technology into their enterprise Web applications. Thinkmap applications allow users to make sense of complex information in ways that traditional interfaces are incapable of. The Thinkmap SDK (v. 2.8) includes a set of out-of-the-box configurations for solving common visualization problems, as well as new visualization techniques for customizing data displays. We have designed Thinkmap to be lightweight, fast, easily extensible, and able to connect seamlessly to a wide variety of data sources. Thinkmap is composed of two primary components: an extremely lightweight and fast browser-based Visualization Component that renders the visualizations and allows for interactive exploration a Data Source API that enables connection to many different types of data sources Thinkmap's flexible architecture allows developers to configure applications to address a wide range of retrieval and discovery issues. Related:  Mind map/ Idea boards/ VisualisationData Storytelling tools

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25 Web Designs with Modular Content Block Layouts The grid based content block layout has become popular for many types of website, especially portfolios and inspiration ‘pinning’ sites. These sites have a series of tiling blocks that fill the page, often in a kind of modular format where they rearrange themselves depending on the viewport size. This post rounds up a collection of 25 cool website designs that all feature a modular style content block layout. Mercer Tavern DesignersMX ChadMiller RED Interactive Agency Andy German Everlovin’ Press J.Development Bernd Kammerer Landor Associates Neighborhood Studio Rodgers Townsend DB Works Bbbttery Design Studio Claire Coullon United Pixelworkers Berger & Föhr NationalTraveller Copy Boy Steve Vorass Irving & Co Webdesigner Depot Pinterest Designspiration

Open Archives Initiative - Protocol for Metadata Harvesting - v.2.0 Editors The OAI Executive:Carl Lagoze < > -- Cornell University - Computer Science Herbert Van de Sompel < > -- Los Alamos National Laboratory - Research Library From the OAI Technical Committee:Michael Nelson < > -- NASA - Langley Research Center Simeon Warner < > -- Cornell University - Computer Science Table of Contents 1. The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (referred to as the OAI-PMH in the remainder of this document) provides an application-independent interoperability framework based on metadata harvesting. Data Providers administer systems that support the OAI-PMH as a means of exposing metadata; and Service Providers use metadata harvested via the OAI-PMH as a basis for building value-added services. This document refers in several places to "community-specific" practices to which individual protocol implementations may conform. 2.1 Harvester 2.2 Repository 2.3 Item 2.5 Record Selected Tools COW Home Page Selected Tools RDFa, Drupal and a Practical Semantic Web In the march toward creating the semantic web, web content management systems such as Drupal (news, site) and many proprietary vendors struggle with the goal of emitting structured information that other sites and tools can usefully consume. There's a balance to be struck between human and machine utility, not to mention simplicity of instrumentation. With RDFa (see W3C proposal), software and web developers have the specification they need to know how to structure data in order to lend meaning both to machines and to humans, all in a single file. Introducing RDFa RDFa is a set of XHTML attributes meant in particular to augment visual data with machine-readable hints. Actually, RDFa goes beyond this, providing somewhat of a circular benefit. RDFa, RDF, XML and XHTML Okay, too many acronyms you say? RDFa is based upon the principles of RDF. If you need to assign importance to this RDF thing, consider this: RDF is at the heart of what we call the semantic web. The Heart of RDF RDF in Action <?