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Visual Storytelling with D3: An Introduction to Data Visualization in JavaScript

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  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 288
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-93317-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-93317-1

Master D3, Today’s Most Powerful Tool for Visualizing Data on the Web

Data-driven graphics are everywhere these days, from websites and mobile apps to interactive journalism and high-end presentations. Using D3, you can create graphics that are visually stunning and powerfully effective. Visual Storytelling with D3 is a hands-on, full-color tutorialthat teaches you to design charts and data visualizations to tell your story quickly and intuitively, and that shows you how to wield the powerful D3 JavaScript library.

Drawing on his extensive experience as a professional graphic artist, writer, and programmer, Ritchie S. King walks you through a complete sample project—from conception through data selection and design. Step by step, you’ll build your skills, mastering increasingly sophisticated graphical forms and techniques. If you know a little HTML and CSS, you have all the technical background you’ll need to master D3.

This tutorial is for web designers creating graphics-driven sites, services, tools, or dashboards; online journalists who want to visualize their content; researchers seeking to communicate their results more intuitively; marketers aiming to deepen their connections with customers; and for any data visualization enthusiast.

You will learn how to

  • Identify a data-driven story and tell it visually
  • Create and manipulate beautiful graphical elements with SVG
  • Shape web pages with D3
  • Structure data so D3 can easily visualize it
  • Use D3’s data joins to connect your data to the graphical elements on a web page
  • Size and scale charts, and add axes to them
  • Load and filter data from external standalone datasets
  • Animate your charts with D3’s transitions
  • Add interactivity to visualizations, including a play button that cycles through different views of your data
  • Find D3 resources and get involved in the thriving online D3 community

About the Website

All of this book’s examples are available at ritchiesking.com/book, along with video tutorials, updates, supporting material, and even more examples.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Chapter 1:    Visual Storytelling and D3

Chapter 2:    Finding a Data-Driven Story and Telling It Visually

Chapter 3:    Scalable Vector Graphics

Chapter 4:    Shaping Web Pages with D3 Selections

Chapter 5:    Data-Joins: Enter

Chapter 6:    Sizing Charts and Adding Axes

Chapter 7:    Loading and Filtering External Data

Chapter 8:    Making Charts Interactive and Animated

Chapter 9:    Adding a Play Button

Chapter 10:  Striking Out on Your Own

Appendix A:  JavaScript for Beginners

Appendix B:  Cleaning the Population Distribution Data

Index

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