Arguably the best thing about QlikView is its active and helpful community of business and IT professionals. With inspiration from Arturo Muñoz, and his blog post “The Qlikosphere, 18 Blogs You Should Follow”, here is my Top Ten list of the best QlikView resources on the web:
- http://qlikviewnotes.blogspot.com/ – Rob Wunderlich
- http://www.qlikblog.at/ – Stefan Walther
- http://yahqblog.blogspot.com/ – Jonathan Dienst
- http://www.qliktips.com/ – Stephen Redmond
- http://www.quickintelligence.co.uk/qlikview-blog/ – Steve Dark
- http://www.qlikfix.com/ – Barry Harmsen
- http://qlikshare.com/ – Deepak Vadithala
- http://qvdesign.wordpress.com/ – Matthew Crowther
- http://qlikviewmaven.blogspot.com/ – Tim Benoit
- http://www.infinityinsight.com/blog/ – Vlad Gutkovsky
Check out Arturo’s post here: http://community.qlikview.com/blogs/qlikviewdesignblog/2013/03/22/the-qlikosphere-external-resources–part-i and let me know if you have any other QlikView resources you use.
I was surfing Pinterest yesterday when I came across an awesome graphic designer, Simon Spring, from Toronto, Canada. His post on Infographics inspired me to see what kind of graphics I could put together in QlikView that would have that “infographic feel”. Take a look at his blog at http://www.behance.net/gallery/Infographics/6882639 and then see how I did in QlikView.
This was an interesting article about some of the latest trends in web design. Although on the surface this may seem like it has nothing to do with QlikView, I would argue that as designers, we should be up on the trends and ready to adapt as the industry changes. Almost every trend listed mentioned scalability and the capacity to seamlessly transition between mobile devices, desktops, and tablets, all with varying screen sizes. How have you varied your QlikView documents to address each potential device? Have you designed separate documents for each device? Designed for the smallest possible denominator?
This document started out as a challenge to see how close I could get my QlikView document to match a popular website. I chose FRED because it provides a large amount of raw data that is free and open to the public to download. I used text objects of images and played around with the snips to get the website look, and used actions to provide the click-functionality of a website. Take a look at the FRED website and see how close it came: http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/