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Steve and the infographic team from WeatherSealed.com bring us this great infographic that visualizes the historical U.S. income tax brackets.
Yes, in the 1950’s and 1960’s the top tier tax bracket was a staggering 90%!
To illustrate, Weather Sealed’s infographic team charted the historical U.S. income tax brackets for singles, adjusted for inflation, from 1910 to present. The colors indicate the marginal tax rate: black for low, red in the middle, and yellow for high. The horizontal axis is the tax year, and the vertical represents taxable income, log-scale, normalized to 2010 dollars with the Bureau Of Labor Statistics’ monthly CPI-U figures. The bracket data comes from The Tax Foundation and the IRS, and the effects of Social Security, capital gains, AMT, and other tax varieties are not included.
Michael Chu has been running the CookingForEngineers.com site for 6 years now, and he developed this infographic recipe table using HTML tables. His recipe table is essentially a timeline of making that particular recipe, but also lists every ingredient, ingredient amounts, recipe instructions and the points in time they are added to the dish. All in one, compact visual image. Outstanding!
Michael also demonstrates each step of the recipes with pictures so you know what it should look like when you attempt the recipe.
Michael was also nice enough to answer a few interview questions I sent him:
Cool Infographics: What software applications do you use for the recipe graphics?
Michael: I use a text editor and write the HTML for the recipe tables by hand. For the graphics used on my business cards and T-shirts and other merchandise, I copy and paste the browser rendered table into excel for some slight tweaking. Then I copy and paste into Adobe Illustrator for final adjustments.
Cool Infographics: What was your inspiration behind developing the recipe graphic?
Michael: I developed it on my own based on a shorthand notation that used for years to write down recipes on Post-It notes involving curly braces and actions scrawled on the side.
Cool Infographics: Have there been any recipes that have been particularly difficult to visualize?
Michael: Some recipes, especially ones involving discarding part of the ingredients and reintroducing ingredients at various points in time do not lend themselves to the recipe summary table.
Cool Infographics: What’s your most complicated recipe graphic?
Michael: It’s hard to determine… most recipes don’t come out all that complicated. The real trouble is that sometimes browsers act funny and start sticking in vertical or horizontal lines where they do not belong.
Cool Infographics: I keep calling it a recipe graphic, what do you call that visual style?
Michael: I call them either recipe summary tables or Tabular Recipe Notation (TRN).
Cool Infographics: Have you seen anyone else start to use that type of visual graphic for recipes?
Michael: After I started using it, I have had a few people email asking permission to use the format for their own recipe books, etc.
Cool Infographics: How long have you been running Cooking for Engineers, and have you been using that recipe graphic the whole time?
Michael: Cooking For Engineers has been up and running since June 2004 and we’ve been using the table from day one. Incidentally, the first recipe posted is this one:
Check out all of Michaels’ recipes at CookingForEngineers.com
The first panel is devoted to social influences, industry leaders, and shifts in fashionable silhouettes. The second panel discusses historical milestones, significant fabrics used, and the bra fitting procedure.
The assignment was to choose any sequence, cycle, or evolution and represent it graphically. The information was to be presented in two separate panels that were related but could also function independently of one another.
Thanks to Matt for the link!
Another great timeline of NASA’s budget every year from 1958 through 2015 in Obama’s new budget proposal that cuts NASA funding. This one designed by Robin Richards (ripetungi) for an article in U.S. Infrastructure magazine.
Looking at every budget throughout the history of NASA, comparing this with its space missions for that year.
GOOD has a good timeline of NASA’s budget over the last 50 years.
The Obama administration announced a new budget for NASA, which despite a nominal increase, cuts future programs and the prospect of more space exploration. This is a look at NASA’s budget over time, and the major missions it accomplished with that budget.
A collaboration between GOOD and Karlssonwilker.
Although, since the timeline wraps like text to keep it on one page, I think the bars that represent the different programs should stay in the same order. And what’s with the flashing images when you view the large infographic?
CD laddering is a strategy that allows you to take advantage of the higher cash rates offered by CDs, while at the same time ensuring that you have access to your money regularly. The most common type of CD ladder is the five year ladder. In this scenario, you open five different CDs. Let’s say that you check your savings account, and you have $15,000. You want to keep $5,000 for emergency purposes (move it to a high-yield savings account if it isn’t in one already), but use the remaining $10,000 to get your CD ladder started.
The BBC has put up a great interactive, visual British History Timeline. Each dot represents a signnificant event. Clicking a color “era” zooms the timeline to just that time period.
Mousing over the individual dots shows the specific event details and timing.
You can also select a particular region of the UK, or search for a specific year or keyword.