Charting Guidelines

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »