Lightbeam updates

Here are two quick updates about Lightbeam because I can't contain the excitement to myself. Lightbeam goes responsive, yayyyyy!!! Responsive UI I am extremely happy for achieving this today. Making the UI responsive was there in our to-dos, but this one got done today accidentally in an attempt to answer few of the comments on... Continue Reading →

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Lightbeam – SVG to Canvas

SVG is the preferred choice for D3. But when you expect a lot of DOM nodes (yes, in the case of Lightbeam) you need to start worrying about the DOM performance and have to take the call to step out of the SVG comfort zone. We chose Canvas over SVG for Lightbeam 2.0! In this... Continue Reading →

Lightbeam – Tooltips (SVG)

In this blog post I want to share my lessons learned from creating tooltips for the Lightbeam visualisations. Visualisations are the major part of this Outreachy - Lightbeam internship. We use D3-force to create a simulation for an array of nodes (websites), compose the desired forces, and then listen for tick events to render the nodes as they update. When we started,... Continue Reading →

Am I a fraud?

Imposter Syndrome is described as a feeling of "phoniness in people who believe that they are not intelligent, capable or creative despite evidence of high achievement". While these people "are highly motivated to achieve", they also live in fear of being 'found out' or exposed as frauds. (Clance and Imes, 1978) Recently, I had this... Continue Reading →

Lightbeam – Behind the scenes

It's more than 2 weeks now. I haven't had the time to write anything down. So here's a quick post on what's happening! San Fransisco - Mozilla All Hands 2017 Before The week of June 26 - 30 was Mozilla All Hands 2017 at San Fransisco. It was my first time into the United States... Continue Reading →

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