Best periodic table

28 Mar 2010 - 9:10am
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seifip
2009

I'm in search of a good printable (non-interactive) periodic table. I would love to find one that is both informative and nicely presented at the same time. Any suggestions?

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28 Mar 2010 - 9:34am
benry
2008

Check out some of the many options listed here:

http://flowingdata.com/2010/03/28/the-periodic-table-to-end-all-periodic-table-ridiculousness/

28 Mar 2010 - 10:12am
seifip
2009

That's a periodic table of "fake" periodic tables presenting alternative datasets, not of true periodic tables.

28 Mar 2010 - 9:40am
Brian Kerr
2009

I've always liked this photographic version http://theodoregray.com/PeriodicTable/Posters/index.html

28 Mar 2010 - 10:15am
seifip
2009

It's definitely interesting, but it contains too much more or less useless information (the images) which makes it difficult to use quickly, badly scalable & printable etc. IMHO it's more of a gimmick than a usable periodic table.

28 Mar 2010 - 12:11pm
Lucent
2010

Did you see the PDF offered at the bottom of Ptable.com?

28 Mar 2010 - 4:42pm
Todd Diemer
2009

This was surprisingly difficult to find... Perhaps a start (although the header is hideous)

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:hwya3xm3NkcJ:academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/geology/powell/courses/geol607/Mokeur_periodic_tablecol.pdf+periodic+table+site:.edu+filetype:pdf&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESiFefIWl36t-N7xoSGiPuz7OOk32TtZfP044SzszaNY2YI638jAni-gh9WlO-EjKMC69LjFLBOx_lqgtdasL1dzTO6VUQx2pKlWPhYtk9D8MmTDnKnEsWCJfyt4siEJhxvq1fMB&sig=AHIEtbQ7NumDT31ZghuKlampGDow3KYHbA

29 Mar 2010 - 11:30am
Ariel Leroux
2009

Though the below site has hovers/mouseovers it still seems to be simple, to the point, and hopefully scalable.  It has the typical information which is located along with the legend below describing the various sections of the table.

http://www.chemicool.com/

TBH, my best resources for a chemistry type of periodic table happened to be those found printed in small forms on the insides of folders - peechee (sp?) type folders.

 

29 Mar 2010 - 4:30pm
seifip
2009

I've finally decided that there is currently no periodic table that would please me both in it's informational value and it's visual appearance and decided to make my own :)

Front side: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/118039/periodic.png
Back side: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/118039/lewis.png

What do you think? In case you like it, should I also make an interactive, online version of the table?

 

30 Mar 2010 - 7:40am
stevejtansley
2010

On Mar 29, 2010, at 3:21 PM, Philip Seyfi wrote:

> I've finally decided that there is currently no periodic table that would please me both in it's informational value and it's visual appearance and decided to make my own :) > > Front side: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/118039/periodic.png [1] > Back side: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/118039/lewis.png [2] > > What do you think? In case you like it, should I also make an interactive, online version of the table? > >
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30 Mar 2010 - 7:40am
postman
2010

so good

2010/3/30 Philip Seyfi <seifip@gmail.com>

I've finally decided that there is currently no periodic table that would please me both in it's informational value and it's visual appearance and decided to make my own :)

Front side: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/118039/periodic.png [1]
Back side: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/118039/lewis.png [2]

What do you think? In case you like it, should I also make an interactive, online version of the table?

 

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30 Mar 2010 - 12:00pm
garnold8509
2010

I believe that Wired Magazine had an excellent pullout periodic table about 6 months ago.
I recall because I wanted to save that magazine. But I cant remember which one it was.

Geri

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 10:22 AM, postman <jolpz6@gmail.com> wrote:

so good

2010/3/30 Philip Seyfi <seifip@gmail.com [1]>
I've finally decided that there is currently no periodic table that would please me both in it's informational value and it's visual appearance and decided to make my own :)
Front side: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/118039/periodic.png [2] [1]
Back side: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/118039/lewis.png [3] [2]

What do you think? In case you like it, should I also make an interactive, online version of the table?

 

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29 Mar 2010 - 5:13pm
Ariel Leroux
2009

imo, you should look further into trying to make a few off of selling publishing rights - these are incredible.

29 Mar 2010 - 6:37pm
seifip
2009

Thnx for the compliment! At first, this was made simply out of need for my self, but now that I look at the result, I understand that there is potential for more and that I could probably try to make some money out of it in the process.

Do you have any experience with selling publishing rights? Where should I start? Also, would releasing the document with a (cc) BY NC ND license cause any problems/make it unsellable, or are the publishing houses OK with publishing material that may be freely available elsewhere (even if for personal use only)?

Thank you for your help.

30 Mar 2010 - 9:35am
Karl Herler
2010

Doesn't the (cc) NC-ND part sort of inhibit making it commercial, even if you modify it?I'd at least either change the licence you use or make a personal derivative with non-free licensing (for instance by removing the licensing, changing the header and dropping the albiet  lovely 'from russia with love' part) and use that as the one you sell to publishers (becomes a bit of a freemium model)

Really nice looking by the way, great work! :)

Kal

30 Mar 2010 - 11:25am
seifip
2009

It's evident that the version for publishers wouldn't include the footer and would be differently licensed, and distributing a document with a (cc) NC license doesn't deny me the right to sell it myself. What I'm worried about is whether a publisher would be interested in using a document that was already used elsewhere. Would they care if it were already available online, with a (cc) license? Would they care if it was already published in another publication? etc.

31 Mar 2010 - 12:01am
Karl Herler
2010

That varies greatly between publishers where I live at least to my experience. Some are fairly appreciative of sharing and the CC philosophy while some are more strict and want to keep all rights in check, most will be ok with having a online version of your work (at least when it's a poster). At least that's how it is here in Finland (can't really speak for anywhere else) and I don't publish anything my self I've just helped people get published and have friends in the industry here.

Hope this helps any,

Kal

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