August 2013

Dashboards have evolved a lot since their inception. From interfaces requiring you to be a wizard, to today’s simple, sleek designs, a lot has changed in the way users interact and make sense of the data in them. We covered 5 emerging dashboard design trends in the first part of this article. From metro layout-based… Read the rest of this entry »

Today, we’re starting a new series on our blog, where we’ll be featuring cream-of-the-crop articles from across the Internet on a weekly basis to inspire, provoke, entertain, and inform you on the state of data, and more specifically data visualization. We hope you’ll find this series relevant, and useful. Do subscribe to our blog to get these delivered right to your inbox every week.

Eleven years ago, a charting component was born. Its name was FusionCharts and it was written in Adobe Flash (then Macromedia Flash). Flash was a pretty cool technology back then but now that we're in 2013, in an era of modern web standards, it's time to say goodbye.* While we introduced our JavaScript (HTML5) version… Read the rest of this entry »

The Column chart and the Stacked Column chart both display data using rectangular bars where the length of the bar is proportional to the data value. However, in the Column chart, data values are displayed side-by-side whereas in the Stacked chart, they are stacked one over the other.

1. Metro/modular layout: Popularized by Windows 8, the metro/modular layout draws its inspiration from the International design style (or the Swiss style) of the 1950s. Max Huber, Emil Ruder, Josef Müller-Brockman and Armin Hofman were the pioneers of this design style.

Ah, those weekends spent binging on pizzas and watching re-reruns of Game of Thrones when what you had otherwise planned was to go for a walk! Those jogging shoes lying in some God forsaken corner of your house, those workout clothes which you outgrew eons ago and that gym membership which you are still hopeful… Read the rest of this entry »