Edward Tufte's recent work has included a focus sparklines. Sparklines are graphics that are embedded inline with text, cf. . This way the graphical information becomes a part of the text rather than separated out to its own chart, table, page, etc. The sparklines concept echoes Christopher Alexander's elements of style for architecture articulated in Nature of Order around the principle of not-separateness in architecture:
Designs should be connected and complementary, not egocentric and isolated.
This article discusses a way of bringing all this non-separate thinking about sparklines into a dynamic web service!