The Name Navigator v0.1

An early variant of the Name Navigator is available for your perusal at http://names.yafla.com.

It is functional in any modern browser, including on smartphones and tablets (though the usability depends upon the available screen space).

It exists at that sub-domain only because a futile search for appropriate domain names yielded much frustration: it is incredible how many domain names sit registered yet unused, only the registrars benefiting from the arrangement.

A few rudimentary features such as the legend, frequency chart under the year range, and full configuration for Android and iOS “installs” (to allow for full-screen usage which would greatly improve usability) will come in the next day or two as time affords. Next on the agenda will be state level drill-down (the data is all there — peruse the JSON responses if curious), as well as top name charts for any year, national or state-level, on demand. Next will come the stat functions.

For those curious, this is a custom, very high performance Go data process running behind a caching proxy pass-thru nginx instance. I’m quite pleased at the performance results, having designed them in with every interaction.