Charting Guidelines

Let's say you want to go out for an expensive dinner. But since it is expensive, you want to make an informed decision about where to go. So you pick up a set of magazines that review such restaurants. And to help you decide, you plot the ratings in a visual format, say a separate… Read the rest of this entry »

If you have ever done anything web, chances are you have heard of Google Analytics. Heck, you would have dived into it and spent countless hours together. It does a great job of pulling out vital stats from the ocean of data that website analytics can be, and presents it to us in an easy-to-understand… Read the rest of this entry »

In a previous post, we had discussed how to increase the usability of your charts instantly using some simple tips. In this post, I will discuss some lesser-known tips that can enhance the usability of your charts further and help make more sense out of the data plotted on them. If you are talking about… Read the rest of this entry »

FusionCharts is a comprehensive JavaScript charting solution. With over 90 chart types, numerous reporting capabilities and thousands of attributes, it is sometimes difficult to know everything you can do with FusionCharts. So in this post, I decided to put together an assortment of 5 things including round-edged column charts, interactive legends and the pin feature… Read the rest of this entry »

Usability is a term thrown around a lot these days. And not without good reason. People are getting busier and busier. If they cannot find exactly what they are looking for within seconds, it doesn't exist for them...no matter whether they are searching for a product on the web, a feature in a tool or… Read the rest of this entry »

For management executives, the quarterly meeting could be a dream or a nightmare. If you and your department have done well, it is time to thump that chest and declare how you are the best thing since beer. But if your performance figures are not up to the mark, it is time to pick from… Read the rest of this entry »

Drill-down charts are everywhere. They help maximize business information by presenting the data in digestible chunks. While implementing drill-down charts is no rocket science (shameless plug: especially with our first-of-its-type LinkedCharts concept), the interface for using them still has some way to go. Haven't you ever come across a report where you had no idea… Read the rest of this entry »

We shared a charting tip a day all of June on our Twitter handle. The tips covered topics like chart selection, usability guidelines and how to make the most out of FusionCharts. In case you missed out, here are our words of wisdom put together: Tip 1: Use a column/bar chart for comparing individual values… Read the rest of this entry »