Archive for the ‘Charts’ Category

Every so often it may benefit your argument to display large portions of visual data. This content might appear in any format from bar graphs, pie charts, scatter plots, venn diagrams, or even visualization webs. There are dozens of tools out there to help create graphics for data-based content. This gallery includes 16 examples of jQuery plugins which are perfect for any visual data exhibition.

Pizza Pie Charts

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Ember Charts is an open source and free charting library that is built with D3.js and Ember.js.

The library has support for time series, bar, pie and scatter charts where all of them can be extended with ease.

Ember Charts

It is possible to customize and add/remove legends, labels, tooltips or mouseover effects.

Also, for Ember.js fans, the same team also develops 2 other handy projects: Ember Widgets and Ember Table.

Raw is a free and open source web application for visualizing data flexibly and as easy as possible.

It actually defines itself as “the missing link between spreadsheet applications and vector graphics editors”.

Raw - D3 Data Visualizations

The application works by loading a dataset by copy-posting or drag ‘n’ dropping and allows us to customize the view/hierarchy.

Raw is based on the popular D3.js and supports lots of different chart types like bubble, treemap, circle packing and more.

Installing Raw is pretty straightforward as everything works client-side.

There are beautiful JavaScript chart libraries out there that has support for many features: interactivity, multiple chart types..

But, what if you are only looking for a solution to create line charts and don’t need the rest? The answer seems to be Aristochart.


Aristochart is a JavaScript library with no dependencies. It is only capable of creating 2D line charts which are static (uses <canvas>).

The library focuses on customization and provides lots of options for changing the design, labels and almost any other stuff.

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  • FusionCharts LogoToday, almost every web application uses charts to visualize data and provide as much information as possible with a user-friendly interface.

    FusionCharts Suite XT is a professional (and paid) JavaScript chart library that enables us to create any type of charts.

    FusionCharts Splash

    It uses SVG and has support for 90+ chart types, including 3D, gantt, funnel, various gauges and even maps of world/continents/countries/states. Also, most of the charts have both 2D and 3D versions.

    They are very easy-to-create and, optionally, an official jQuery plugin exists to simplify it more. Just define the chart type, insert the data and you are almost there.

    FusionCharts Demo1

    Charts are completely customizable. The labels, fonts, colors, borders, etc. can all be changed.

    And, they are heavily interactive with tooltips, clickable legend keys, drill-down, zooming/scrolling and one-click chart export or print.

    FusionCharts Map

    Considering that the charts are rendered in SVG, they are compatible with any desktop or mobile browser including the old versions like IE6.

    When building something complicated, besides the features, the support becomes important too. FusionCharts Suite XT is very well-documented, has an active community forum and comes with pro support.

    The library has a detailed pricing structure that covers many use-cases like: commercial website, intranet, Saas app and more.