Charting Guidelines

Data is everywhere. It is converting it into powerful actionable information that really makes the difference. In an endeavor to help you offer a powerful reporting experience to your users, we wanted to do our bit too. Come June, we will be tweeting a tip a day for the entire month. These tips would be… Read the rest of this entry »

Conceptualizing a business dashboard is a complex process. It requires an in-depth knowledge of the business processes involved and deep technical knowledge of how to go about implementing it too. But another aspect that is often overlooked is an understanding of how the end user will interact with the dashboard. A poor understanding of that… Read the rest of this entry »

If you are like most people, you would not mind making some money out of your website through advertisements. Sadly, one of the most neglected pages on a majority of the websites is the 'Advertise' page. It is usually a last minute addition with a mail ID thrown in somewhere. The truth is, a good… Read the rest of this entry »

When you have a table with 3 related dimensions of data, how do you represent it on a flat 2D chart? Put three column charts side by side, one for each dimension? Or use two XY-plot charts? But both of them will be ineffective in putting together all the 3 parameters in one elegant visualization… Read the rest of this entry »

Pie charts have been used, misused and abused. But what about the multi-level pie charts? They have been under-used, to put it simply. Other standard charts have been opted for even when the multi-level pie chart would have been the perfect fit. So in this post of "Second Base with charts", we will explore the… Read the rest of this entry »

Everyone hits the first base. But getting to the second base is where a lot of people are lost out. Yes, almost everyone has made use of simple column, line and pie charts at some point of time in their lives. But when your relationship with data starts heating up, the first base just won't… Read the rest of this entry »