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Just One Thing: A Year in Review, Part 2
Appreciation of usefulness and bar-raising at the end of a long, complicated yearPosted on
As we did last year, we’ve asked a couple of dozen people from all around the news-nerd community to tell us about one thing—article, feature, app, tool, or something else entirely—that they loved in 2015. This week, we’re publishing their responses, from interactives to project management software. We hope you find here at least one thing that eases your work, inspires new angles on your stories, and helps carry you through to 2016.
Why Mobile Data Visualization Shouldn’t Hurt
A reportback from MozFest 2015Posted on
As data journalists, we tend to focus on visualizing our numbers as beautifully and comprehensively as possible for desktops. We pour over D3.js line charts. We spend hours getting the tooltips on our maps to look just right. And right before our deadlines, we’ll throw in some CSS media queries for mobile screens and call it a day. I know I’ve been a culprit of this method more than once. One of my favorite sessions at Mozilla Festival this year was Aaron Williams’ “Crafting New Visualization Techniques for Mobile Web” where he emphasized a mobile-first, desktop-second focus to data visualization.