Charting Guidelines

Imagine you have only 1 second (in real life scenarios, sometimes even less) to tell your story. How will you make your data visualization speak for itself? By making every aspect of your visualization count! Data Labels describe the value associated with the specific point on the chart axes. More than often, we ignore our… Read More »

We hate ugly. 0.0376% more than you do. And in our aim to make the world more delightful, or at least a tiny little corner of it, we proudly present to you the FusionCharts Clinic. Bring in the dark spots, rashes, weight problems or the self-confidence issues your dashboard has, and we will cure it… Read More »

Your users are becoming busier by the day. Your charts are packing in more info, and are becoming denser by the day. As a result, if users need more than a few seconds to grasp the significance of the data plots, we've lost the game. We need to provide the meta information in a concise… Read More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »