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I’m an independent IT consultant and entrepreneur in the Internet and software business. I’m interested in design, enterprise applications, web apps and SaaS products. I design and develop business solutions and applications. I help companies in terms of software quality and knowledge transfer, e.g. with Angular and Spring Boot.

Data, Design, Code – Shirley Wu @ beyond tellerrand 2019

Data, Design, Code - Shirley Wu from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

PivotHelper: Generate Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts from CSV and Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Files

Somewhat recently, I regularly had to generate Pivot tables and corresponding charts from datasets provided as both CSV and Microsoft Excel files. Now, with its data source and pivot table tools Microsoft Excel usually lends itself to that sort of task. However, to completely automate this task VBA macros are required. Those too work quite nicely if one overcomes the initial aversion of working with Microsoft's not exactly well-designed and usable IDE for VBA macros (Excel's own macro recording feature is quite ... Read more

Nadieh Bremer @ beyond tellerrand 2017: Hacking the Visual Norm

Nadieh Bremer @ beyond tellerrand 2017: Hacking the Visual Norm from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

Data Visualizations by Stefanie Posavec

This February at this year's Reasons To Be Creative London spin-off I had the opportunity to watch Stefanie Posavec give a presentation on post-infographics and data visualization. Her work and the way she has of using novel visual approaches to get the gist out of complex datasets is insightful and the results often are as entertaining as they are informative. Take this idea for instance, which conceptualizes the complex interactions of friends on Facebook as dance steps: Facebook Art Residency: Relationship Dance ... Read more

UX Time: Responsive Tables and Smoothly Scrolling Through Large Datasets

Today I'd like to introduce two nifty and very useful tools and techniques for better visualizing tabular data on the Web: Responsive Tables in Pure CSS: This technique (code available here) makes clever use of :before and :after pseudo elements in order to nicely display responsive HTML tables on mobile devices (or any device with a smaller screen size for that matter) without any changes to the HTML code or having to resort to JavaScript. Clusterize.js, a JavaScript plugin that allows you to ... Read more