Tableau Template – Bootstrap Portal Theme

Since seeing the work that Ancestry.com is doing with wrapping Tableau in a bootstrap portal, I loved the idea but haven’t had the time to build (or more accurately have my team build) the framework to support it. I also interact with over 100 site owners of varying skill levels, and not everyone is looking to support a portal solution outside of the Tableau server.

So I’ve turned to Robert Rouse’s slide out Menu Container in order to achieve the same effect. While I’m not a big fan of supporting custom tricks, once this solution is implemented, it isn’t hard for others to modify and support.

This is my attempt to practice this technique and make a template example that could be reused for simple dashboards.

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How to Map Alaska… A Partially Successful Story

Recently on Twitter, local Philly viz enthusiast @CoreyJ34 asked if we could use @sirvizalot‘s Hex map technique to move the states around to get Alaska and Hawaii on a single map so that we don’t have to float elements. This is a particularly useful idea if we are thinking about a scenario where we swap between map types (standard, tile, hex). This is ultimately a blog post about several failures and a partial success.  But failing is amusing… so read on for your own amusement.
 
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IronViz Feeder: Food Fight

For the food fight challenge I quickly explored the example data sets that were provided and decided that I wanted to do something totally different. On a side note, my 12 year-old daughter has only recently started eating hamburgers, and has fallen in love with Five Guys where you can pick your own toppings. While in line to pick up dinner for us, I thought that showing the toppings in an infographic style could be a fun effect… (Read on for more / Click image to visit the Viz)

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DataDare Challenge for International Women’s Day

I was recently challenged by Jonni Walker (@jonni_walker) to a Data-Dare with the topic of International Women’s Day, which is March 8th. You can find out more about the day here: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/ and make your own #PledgeforParity!

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I plan on posting more details on the Data-Dare site but I can say that I wanted to try a bi-variate map inspired by Joshua Steven’s work.

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Makeover Monday Week 5 – 2/1/16

This week’s #MakeoverMonday challenge was based on an article that indicated that Travel Agents are a thing of the past. The chart showed the relationship of online hotel revenue compared to the number of travel agents from 2000-2014. Based on the data, I agreed that there was a sharp decline in agents. However, for the past three years the number of agents has remained fairly constant and in fact increased in 2014. When I set the Y-Axis to start at zero, we can see that there are still a lot of agents remaining while online hotel revenue continues to grow.

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