A couple of weeks ago we had a small project that uses a stack we’ve come to like. The project was an interactive collage displaying just under a hundred books that take a somewhat negative view of the president, to put it lightly. With so many books we wanted a way for people to filter the list to see an amount that was more easily digestible. Matthew DeLuca separated them out into helpful categories like “Economy” and “Dangerous Radical”. You can hover over them to see an excerpt if you’re so inclined. We hope you like it.
Under the hood
We used the Isotope library, which we’ve used before in both similar layouts and with sortable tables, to handle the animation and filtering. We used the Miso Dataset library (more on that in a forthcoming post) to assemble the data in a spreadsheet so multiple people could work on it simultaneously and editors could easily access the copy. When everything was ready we downloaded it to a local csv and went from there. It’s a workflow that has worked well on projects like these.