Here is interesting stuff that Jon Robson has made that seems worthy of your attention. All are best viewed in a modern browser such as Firefox, Chrome or Safari.
Surely this site needs no introduction. When I joined the Wikipedia mobile site was merely a Ruby gateway, I joined Wikimedia as their first frontend engineer and since then the team has grown and the mobile site has radically changed the way you consume content on your mobile phone English Wikipedia is the most widely used consumer, and fruits of our labour from our work on MediaWiki. The site is available in 288 different languages.
Gather is a new feature on Wikipedia that we are working on that allows you to construct lists of articles from across the site.
When I'm not coding I write and doodle, the World of Wikipedia map is currently one of my more well known creative works and tells the story and history of Wikipedia and gives you an insight into how my brain works and how I like to convey information.
pure css coverflow
riot map vs deprived areas
was a simple mashup using government and crowdsourced data to link deprived areas to riots in London during August 2011. It took less than an hour to build and most of that
was writing. It even got me a BBC Radio 4 interview.
a popular project Jon started a while back which added mind map functionality to your TiddlyWiki. No longer in development.
Over time things lose relevance and people break the web. Here are some less recent projects I hav worked on.
a website Jon Robson made at Osmosoft for the International Gay Lesbian Association using
the open source projects TiddlyWeb and TiddlyWiki.
It features an HTML 5 canvas tag chloropleth world map. Even has the konami code! It has since undergone a much needed rewrite but the map remains!
is a mobile application Jon is currently developing that allows you to take notes on your phone regardless of your internet connection. It makes use of many HTML5 technologies and allows publishing notes to TiddlySpace.
backpackrin was my first full blown website built in Django. Guidebooks in my opinion provide too much, irrelevant and out of date information and take up valuable luggage space in your backpack. Projects such as wikitravel are not perfect for backpackers as they cater for a wider audience and as a result contain information that most of the time is not relevant such as expensive hotels, expensive restaurants. Tripadvisor is also not perfect as you get recommendations from backpackers, romantic couples, couples with families and there's no way to turn off the noise! My vision is that the next generation of guidebooks will contain personalised recommendation from users you subscribe to. Your feedback is valued. I hope to one day revisit this idea and do a better job next time round.
I redesigned the The Nicholls Foundation website to ensure it had a much cleaner design so that it could highlight better the good work this foundation does.
Although Jon can't take the credit for the lovely web design of sweet spot Jon can put his name to the hidden gimmick that kicks in when
jqGeoSearch is a jQuery plugin for performing geo lookups. It takes a
place name and turns it into longitude and latitude coordinates with a slight bit of configuration (may need a proxy server).
Website for an artist in Tunbridge Wells. This has since been redesigned.
Notes music coffee is probably one of the best if not the
best cafe in London. Their website didn't reflect this - it was just an image straight out of photoshop. Jon Robson did his best to turn it into html. The site has since undergone another redesign but I was happy to play a part in its development!