Joel D Canfield asked about Tufte ... >>If the company would spring for the fifty bucks, is reading Tufte going >>to help me hone my skills in visual presentation of data via web tools? Hi Joel, I have (and really enjoyed) the 1st edition of Tufte's "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information": http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/books_vdqi I used to keep it in my desk as a reference back when I was doing a lot of statistical analysis and presentation work. It's a good book and a fun book. Is it going to help you vis-à-vis 'presentation of data via web tools'? I would guess not ... IIRC I think it may be more 'print' oriented in that (at least some of) the examples really depend on 'pixel precise' sizing and scaling. [I don't think the famous 'rail road time chart' would work very well in a collapsible "liquid" design.] Again ... the ideas are sound ... but the translation to the web would be up to you. HTH, RonL.