An ongoing project in World-Herald nerdland is the re-jiggering (the re-re-jiggering, actually) of an internal Ubuntu server, code-named Fussy, that hosts some of our internal newsroom tools. We’re also trying to streamline how we make public-facing apps, so we decided to configure it as the development rig for Dataomaha.com projects, as well. We wanted something […]
Last week, Roseann Moring had a good story analyzing street conditions in Omaha, and we made a lookup tool to go with it. If you can’t see this iframe, try visiting http://dataomaha.com/media/news/2015/streets Our first thought was to blow out a big color-coded, interactive map showing conditions by street segment. Each of the 1,600 rows in the city’s spreadsheet was […]
And not to be too judgy or anything — there but for the grace, etc. — but area maps in 2015?
So lately I’ve been using $.getJSON() a lot to fetch data, which means two things: First, I’m becoming a real boy! And ~~second~~, I need to show users that the page is loading while the data is being fetched and parsed and grendel’d and whatever. “Use loading indicators for XHR requests, even if […]