2 months ago

The accidental government data portal

I've fallen into a dream project that gets me paid to play with numbers and it's turning into an interesting template for using open data to create both commercial and public value.

Richard Speigal
unknown
1 month ago

15 crucial web design trends for 2016 & beyond

A good listicle before we head off to get drunk.

1 month ago

The quantum computing era is coming... fast

Can a computer be too fast? We're about to find out, and it scares the crap out of me.

1 month ago

The Pleasant Places to Live

I have no idea how this guy made this vis, it's harder than it looks. But boy it's lovely!

13 hours ago

Today's most shared front page on #skypapers

Sky News
@SkyNews
2 months ago

Why destroying the Death Star was a major mistake

Rebel action would have triggered galactic economic collapse and biggest financial bailout in history.

2 months ago

Raspberry Pi Zero hidden in an Xbox controller

This guy loves to tinker and boy is he good at it.

2 days ago
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6.7 mag - 6,249 miles from Bath

25km S of Yujing, Taiwan

Live score
27
years until retirement
2 months ago

2016: Where next for the Spanish property market?

My first big piece for Kyero, influenced largely by open data.

2 months ago

Interactive data visualization for the web

This ace book on D3 by Scott Murray also has a free online version.

2 months ago

Integrating Slack and Google Analytics

Here's an ace way to keep your teams focused on what matters.

2 months ago

All the best data tools and how to use them

If you're into data even just a bit this listicle will make you pee your pants with excitement.

2 months ago

How to suck at social media: A helpful guide for businesses

I rarely bookmark social media articles... unless they're honest and agree with my own metrics. This nails it. Good advice.

2 months ago

Styling & customizing file inputs the smart way

File inputs suck. A tutorial on how to style and customize in a semantic, accessible way using the element and some JavaScript.

2 months ago

The state of airline websites 2015

One case study is worth a thousand wordy tutorials. This is a monster, and it's brilliant.

Some things I wrote about...
Bath 12 posts
Open data 12 posts
Web design 10 posts
Gadgets 8 posts
Twitter 8 posts
Advertising 7 posts
Mobile 7 posts
Online marketing 7 posts
PHP 7 posts
Startups 7 posts
WTF
Gratuitous nude

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.

Richard Speigal
aged 42¾