WordPress Themes: Features to Look For

With thousands of free and premium WordPress themes available to style your WordPress website, it can be overwhelming for the small business or start-up to choose an appropriate theme for their WordPress website. To narrow the search a bit, consider these five features to make your WordPress website easier to manage, give it a contemporary […]

California is Craft Beer King with Most Breweries in US

A Visual Analysis of the Number of Permitted Breweries in the United States by State As the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches, BBQs and beer will abound across the US and craft beers will make up a larger proportion of those beers consumed over the holiday weekend. In the past couple of years the […]

WordPress Consulting: Digital Health Post

I’ve been working with Digital Health’s leading influencer, Paul Sonnier, as a strategic partner for over a year now, collaborating with him to create two digital health videos, (What is Digital Health and The Story of Digital Health), as well as consulting on his Story of Digital Health website. Paul is launching a new consumer-focused […]

Telling Stories with Visualization

How to tell stories & convey information through visualization Finishing up the 5th segment of the data-driven journalism online course. Week 5 featured data visualization guru Alberto Cairo (@albertocairo). Some key takeaways from this week that are worth sharing to anybody communicating visually with data. Visualization is a graphical representation of evidence, a tool for analysis, […]

Visualizing Categorical Data as Flows with Alluvial Diagrams

Alluvial diagrams are a type of flow diagram that  have traditionally been used to visually show changes in network structures over time. Density Design has included Alluvial Diagrams in their RAW online visualization tool and explored its use to show “relations between dimensions of categorical data.” RAW is such a wonderfully easy tool to use that I […]

Data Driven Journalism

Resources and Reference Links for Telling Stories with Data I’m currently working my way through the Doing Journalism with Data online course provided by the European Journalism Centre Data Driven Journalism initiative. What is Data Journalism Data journalism is about telling stories with data. It would be a mistake to think that data journalism is […]