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Welcome to the Surfing with Ed website!

Ed had completed 100 reviews by December 2006 and thought that would suffice. However, after much encouragement from statisticians both in the UK and throughout Europe, it is time to start again. Even in the two years since the ending of the first series much has happened in web presentation and design. This second series of reviews will again concentrate on the usability of National Statistical Office’s web sites: the prime purpose of publication is to challenge colleagues to help users of the sites to be able to navigate through the mass of statistics now available. The reviews will also be published to the United Kingdom’s Government Statistical Service through an Intranet. All views expressed are personal and do not reflect those of his employer.

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 since copies are sent to the contacts at the sites before publication.