Master D3, Today's Most Powerful Tool for Visualizing Data on the Web
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.
Identifying a data-driven story and telling it visually
Creating and manipulating beautiful graphical elements with SVG
Shaping web pages with D3
Structuring data so D3 can easily visualize it
Using D3's data joins to connect your data to the graphical elements on a web page
Sizing and scaling charts, and adding axes to them
Loading and filtering data from external standalone datasets
Animating your charts with D3's transitions
Adding interactivity to visualizations, including a play button that cycles through different views of your data
Finding D3 resources and getting 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, as they become available.
Ritchie S. King is a reporter and visual journalist at FiveThirtyEight.com, focusing on data visualization and interactive features. He previously held a similar role at Quartz. In a previous life, he was a chemical engineer at a start-up trying to turn wood chips and switchgrass into fuel. Though he left engineering to become a journalist, he's still into math and likes to muck with data. His written stories and graphics have appeared in the New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, and IEEE Spectrum.