At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come across during the previous month. If you follow me on Twitter you will see many of these items shared as soon as I find them.

Here’s part two of the latest collection from July 2012 (see part one):

Tableau | 'No Dearth of Sports Vizes Here' announcing the outcome of the Tableau sport viz contest | Contest

Stamen | Stamen release some new mapping flavours that are simply based on streets, labels and background alone | Mapping

A Book Apart | Responsive Web Design, by Ethan Marcotte | Book

Statistical Graphics and More | Martin repeats his annual analysis of the progress of the Tour de France | Visualisation

Core77 | Brilliant (if it's real) interface design for Text Messaging based on your thumb curve | Article

Wired | Discussing how 'sexy' data analytics has become | Article

Why Axis | Analysis of The Huffington Post's Pollster API | Article

FastCo Design | Infographic: Hockey Is Won By Penalties, Not Goals | Video Infographic

Re-Designer | A huge collection of key blogs, people, studios etc. around the information design space | Resource

OK Festival | The Art of Data Cuisine: The Open Data Cooking Workshop, 15-16 September 2012 | Workshop

Shoothill | Excellent floodmap tool for the UK. We need it. | Interactive

SND | Visualize the Games Vol. 2: Information and graphics | Article

Seth Sources | Great analysis and suggestions for dealing with diffusion indexes | Article

Sheffield University | Danny Dorling introduces his new book 'The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure' | Book | Gregor discusses an interesting perspective on the potential value of radial gauges, specifically against the idea of breaking rules in visualisation | Article

Eager Eyes | ...Robert responds to Gregor's post with his own take... | Article | ...and another useful post offering further analysis of the speedometer: why it works | Article

Eager Eyes | 'A Criticism of Visualization Criticism Criticism' takes forward my initial discussion in my article for O'Reilly Radar about 'Walking the tightrope of visualization criticism' | Article

Michael Babwahsingh | Intelligent and valuable further discussion/analysis from Michael on the same subject | Article

Research Web | Why Should Engineers and Scientists Be Worried About Color? | Article

The Functional Art | For infographics and visualization designers, life outside the news industry | Article

Viz World | 'LHC, the Higgs Boson and the missing Visualization Expert' | Article

The Guardian | Higgs boson: the human urge to visualise the particle is irresistible | Article

WSJ CIO Report | Cornell Graduate School Harnesses Data Visualization | Article | 'Creating Animations and Transitions With D3' by Jerome Cukier | Article

Forbes | Consider Your Message When Choosing What Chart to Use | Article

TED | 'Jared Ficklin: New ways to see music (with color! and fire!)' | Video

Data Remixed | Incredible Tableau analysis of the 'best chess openings' | Article/Interactive

Conspire | Immersive Visualization: The Future of Data Presentation | Article

Flickr | Earthquakes since 1898 | Map/Visualisation

Graphicacy | New site/analytical design agency founded by Timeplots' Nathaniel Pearlman | New Studio

iTunes | Statistical Reasoning ! course by Johns Hopkins University | Learning

BBC News | Population pyramid analysis of England and Wales from the ONS Data Visualisation Centre | Interactive

SND | Q&A with Joe Ward: Behind the scenes at The New York Times, as they plan Olympic graphics | Interview

Hello Happy | Beautiful web type | Article

National Post | Graphic: Mexican drug cartels’ spreading influence | Visualisation

Maps Grammata | Great collection of 'bloopers'/accidents from the NYT's Matthew Bloch | Article | What is an infographic? | Article

KVS Studio | Knowledge Visualization Systems is an interaction design studio specializing in the organization of complex information | New studio

Vimeo | Infographic Thinking – Workshop with Francesco Franchi | Video | Launches Social Network for Data Visualization | Article

Presenting the top five most popular posts on Visualising Data during July:

10 significant visualisation developments: January to June 2012 - July 11th, 2012

Discussion: Is data visualisation gender blind? - July 23rd, 2012

Minimalist Olympic rings design – but is it accurate? - July 14th, 2012

Article: The 8 hats of data visualisation design - June 26th, 2012

Best of the visualisation web… June 2012 (part 1) - July 10th, 2012