tl at rat.io
Wed Jan 6 21:30:06 UTC 2016
Following are some notes from the discussion.
sense, users will have to switch to medium-high security to watch those.
making them as usable and as useful as possible, rather than worrying
about users having to change their Tor Browser security setting.
- Ability to load new data from the server, based on user input,
rather than pre-loading all the data that the user might want to look at.
- Handle user input more directly than via HTML forms which require a
- Let the user decide whether they want to lower their security in
order to look at a visualization, rather than making that decision for
- It's sufficient to host static content, which can be mirrored much
more easily than dynamic content.
- Avoid full page reloads by using iframes.
- Investigate more graph frameworks than just D3.js, including
gnuplot, R/ggplot2, others. A major reason for using D3.js is its
tight integration with user input elements.
- Make heavy use of CSS 3 features/tricks.
- Add tooltips to canvas.
- Find out why the bubble graph takes so long to load. Try to avoid
the parts that take long in future graphs.
- In addition to the bottom-up approach taken here, also take a
top-down approach by thinking about contents and only worry about
possible implementations later.
Next steps after that:
- Think about possible web frameworks, like Angular.js if we decide
- Look into alternatives to Bootstrap, like Bourbon.io.
So far, so unclear. Input welcome!
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