These last few months have been great to this humble blog - and to me, your humble blogger. We've received a lot of traffic, especially for posts concerning the rollover method (40k pageviews overall as of today!). Also, I got married in October!
In pains me to tell you this, but I'm taking a break until next year (you probably already noticed my absence). In August, I signed on with Apress publishing to write a book about developing Excel applications and dashboards. I'll be honest with you - I'm woefully behind schedule, and I really need to catch up. Writing this book has been a dream of mine. So I really need to focus on it.
In my last post, I said a tutorial on how I created the Election map would be forthcoming. At this rate, I'm not sure when that will be. Thankfully, Robert Mundigl of ClearlyAndSimply.com has written about the very same technique the Election map uses in his phenomenal article, Roll Over Tooltips and Web Actions on a Microsoft Excel Dashboard. I can't really thank Robert enough for this. His article is a pleasure to read (as are his other articles) with explanations that are thorough and thoughtful; certainly, they surpass anything I've ever written on the subject. So, if you haven't read Roll Over Tooltips and Web Actions on a Microsoft Excel Dashboard, please make your way there as soon as possible.
Another person I need to mention is Bert van Zandbergen who has been my silent partner-in-crime concerning investigations into the rollover method. He has toyed and tampered with the rollover method producing spreadsheets that are different but always interesting. I mean, just take a look at these:
Finally, the people I really need to thank are you, my readers. This blog wouldn't be what it is without you.
I won't be gone forever. My facebook and twitter will be alive again soon. Make sure to check them out.
Oh yeah, and a happy holidays to everyone :)