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Welcome to the Surfing with Ed website!

Ed’s reviews concentrated on the usability of National Statistical Office’s web sites: the prime purpose of publication was to challenge colleagues to help users of the sites to be able to navigate through the mass of statistics now available. All views expressed are personal. Ed would have liked to have published a review on the UK Office for National Statistics website but it is not worthy of one (I started a review in 2016 but did not get far before giving up and communicating with the office to see about correcting appallingly poor presentation [graphs on home page without scales, an alpha-link to press releases on the Home page where all were hyperlinked despite some not having any releases beginning with that letter … and much more]). Regular reviews have now stopped.

This site brings all the reviews together and  offers guidance on the design of statistical web pages.  The reviews are listed by continent or by year of review.  It should be noted that the older the review, the more likely it is that comments will not be valid as sites change quite rapidly – many before the reviews were published.