I knew Google Analytics had an API but was too afraid to use it. Why was I such a cry baby?
This a major revamp designed to speed the workflow and make it easier to create ad campaigns. This looks like Google feeling pressure from Facebook.
This is sci-fi. It's also real and this is a great way to get a handle on it.
Quite literally everything I wanted to say about startups but was too afraid to write.
Nobody talks much about the pitfalls of using open data in a real life project. I'll make a start.
Today's most shared front page on #skypapers
Like many victims of the recession, we turned to camping as a cheap alternative to a proper holiday. It isn't easy but with the right equipment, you too can look like a pro.
My pal Mark spent a lot of time compiling data on road traffic accidents in Bath and turned it into this mesmerising timelapse map.
OMG Bath gets another big up to Londoners, we were supposed to be keeping this place a secret? (The piece also interested me because their journos are using CartoDB to knock up maps - go Carto!)
There's a lot pointing to the demise of web advertising, then IOT comes along and reminds us advertising can just morph to other, better platforms.
71km SSW of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska
This is an experiment in additional ways to fund the web. I'd love it to work but with ad blockers going mainstream, it seems unlikely. Too little, too late?
I think this means Google+ is mostly dead. I'm in mourning for a brilliant product that just never quite worked.
A thoughtful piece. Maybe we're using the wrong metrics to understand success.
Phew. Turns out we were right to drop the drive for Facebook fans. It's a vanity metric.
I'm mildly obsessed with breadcrumbs because they put good site structure at the top of your mind. This is a handy snippet to create responsive CSS breadcrumbs or multi-step indicators with ease.
Frameworks are great when shipping is a higher priority than winning design awards. If you're familiar with Bootstrap and fancy a change this is a good read.
Short of an open data idea? This list of existing local data projects is designed to inspire you to do the same for your community.
This is the personal blog of Richard Speigal, a web developer in Bath.
Webunknown is my place to strip off and try things I wouldn't dare in my day job. Most are dumb, but some end up in production.
I love building things and playing with data so if I can help you do that too, please say hello.