I've been reading and enjoying Khoi Vinh's book on grid based web design: Ordering Disorder. The book walks you through the principles and practices of a simple grid based approach to design. I'm interested in applying these methods to d8taplex, so am thinking of building out a details page for each data set based on those principles. The details page might explode the time series data into small multiples, present some analytics (e.g. means and variance) and provide information about the source of the data.
Let's see what happens.
Update: An initial post on design results is here.