Steve’s Blog

Why you should continue to listen to music, read good books, and post funny videos

By |2020-03-24T14:51:42+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Health and Social Issues|

Why you should continue to listen to music, read good books, and post funny videos As I sit sequestered in my home with my wife and dog, I find myself sucked into a funk as every conversation, news article, twitter post, etc., is about the Coronavirus. Right now, music, TV, books, and work all [...]

Simple Synchronized Scrolling in Tableau

By |2020-02-17T02:16:16+00:00January 14th, 2020|Business Visualizations, General Discussions|

January 14, 2020 Overview Going back to 2013 I’ve had a “wish list” that Tableau has either addressed (navigation buttons, collapsible / expandable containers) or is about to address (dynamic parameters and server-side animation). One feature request that still remains unmet is being able to change the width of individual columns on a worksheet. [...]

Give. Yourself. A Break.

By |2020-02-17T02:16:56+00:00January 6th, 2020|Business Visualizations, General Discussions|

December 31, 2019 So many tools, technologies, and initiatives Are you trying to learn and / or keep up with any of these tools, technologies, initiatives, and features? TableauPowerBIQlikMicrostrategyLooker, FlourishD3AlteryxTableau PrepTableau ServerKnimeRSPSSMapboxPythonAIMachine LearningSQL ServerPostgresJSONData Visualization SocietyMakeover MondayWorkout WednesdaySWD ChallengeIronQuestIronVizSports Viz Sundayset actionsviz animationsparameter actionsdynamic parametersspatial functionsetc. Just keeping up with one of these can [...]

DON’T center, right-align, or justify text on a dashboard

By |2020-02-15T20:56:49+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Makeovers|

Or at least have a very good reason for doing so. Note: My observations are for dashboards in languages where one reads from left to right. If you create dashboards in Aramaic, Arabic, Hebrew, Urdu, etc., just reverse everything. IMPORTANT: Since posting I've received lots of feedback on this. I want to clarify that [...]