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Depending on where you are on your Data Viz journey, I'd probably start with Dona Wong or Cole Knaflic, then Andy Kirk, then Kopenen & Hildén (once I've read K&H I might swap the last two around)

Cairo's books are nice interlude and Few's is quite heavy weight (in both senses) though useful for dashboard design

(Amazon links are associate ones so feel free to buy elsewhere e.g. Hive in the UK)

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: The Dos and Don'ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures, Dona Wong

Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals Paperback, Cole Knaflic

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  • Bottle of beer - I used Abbot this time but can be Guinness, Black Sheep, what ever takes your fancy
  • Knorr beef stock pot
  • Bay leaves
  • Black pepper
  • Carrots - 1 to 1 1/5 per person depending on size
  • Large onion or a couple of medium ones
  • 3 - 4 cloves of garlic
  • Shallots (bag off)
  • Lean stewing beef - 400g ish
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andydavies / .block
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Sunburst Chart of Web Page composition / download size
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andydavies / .block
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Treemap of BBC News Resources
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andydavies / sslbookmarklet.js
Last active Jun 18, 2016
SSL Labs bookmarklet
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javascript:(function(){hostname=document.location.hostname;'' + hostname + '&hideResults=on');})();
andydavies / 0_reuse_code.js
Created Jun 18, 2016
Here are some things you can do with Gists in GistBox.
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// Use Gists to store code you would like to remember later on
console.log(window); // log the "window" object to the console
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andydavies / gist:3cdcca42bd9f4289424c
Created Dec 10, 2015
Query for HTTPArchive BigQuery data to list all font files for sites x top sites
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select pages.url, pages.rank, req.url
from [httparchive:runs.latest_requests] as req
join (
select url, rank, pageid, reqFont from [httparchive:runs.latest_pages]
) as pages on pages.pageid = req.pageid
where lower(req.mimetype) contains "font"
and pages.rank <= 100 and pages.reqFont > 0
order by pages.rank
andydavies / gist:2a82839e30bff61dcffb
Created Dec 9, 2015
Bookmarklet for
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Save this script as a bookmark, then use it to test the current page
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