Master D3, Today’s Most Powerful Tool for Visualizing Data on the Web
Drawing on his extensive experience as a professional graphic artist, writer, and programmer, Ritchie S. King walks you through a complete sample project—from conception through data selection and design. Step by step, you’ll build your skills, mastering increasingly sophisticated graphical forms and techniques. If you know a little HTML and CSS, you have all the technical background you’ll need to master D3.
This tutorial is for web designers creating graphics-driven sites, services, tools, or dashboards; online journalists who want to visualize their content; researchers seeking to communicate their results more intuitively; marketers aiming to deepen their connections with customers; and for any data visualization enthusiast.
- Identifying a data-driven story and telling it visually
- Creating and manipulating beautiful graphical elements with SVG
- Shaping web pages with D3
- Structuring data so D3 can easily visualize it
- Using D3’s data joins to connect your data to the graphical elements on a web page
- Sizing and scaling charts, and adding axes to them
- Loading and filtering data from external standalone datasets
- Animating your charts with D3’s transitions
- Adding interactivity to visualizations, including a play button that cycles through different views of your data
- Finding D3 resources and getting involved in the thriving online D3 community
About the Website
All of this book’s examples are available at ritchiesking.com/book, along with video tutorials, updates, supporting material, and even more examples, as they become available.