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Learning Responsive Data Visualization

By : Christoph Körner
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Learning Responsive Data Visualization

By: Christoph Körner

Overview of this book

Using D3.js and Responsive Design principles, you will not just be able to implement visualizations that look and feel awesome across all devices and screen resolutions, but you will also boost your productivity and reduce development time by making use of Bootstrap—the most popular framework for developing responsive web applications. This book teaches the basics of scalable vector graphics (SVG), D3.js, and Bootstrap while focusing on Responsive Design as well as mobile-first visualizations; the reader will start by discovering Bootstrap and how it can be used for creating responsive applications, and then implement a basic bar chart in D3.js. You will learn about loading, parsing, and filtering data in JavaScript and then dive into creating a responsive visualization by using Media Queries, responsive interactions for Mobile and Desktop devices, and transitions to bring the visualization to life. In the following chapters, we build a fully responsive interactive map to display geographic data using GeoJSON and set up integration testing with Protractor to test the application across real devices using a mobile API gateway such as AWS Device Farm. You will finish the journey by discovering the caveats of mobile-first applications and learn how to master cross-browser complications.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Learning Responsive Data Visualization
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Getting started with D3.js

In this chapter, we will create our first bar chart using D3.js and SVG; however, to get there, we will have to go through some basics. These basic concepts are very important because they will give you the freedom to create visualizations for almost everything that you have in your mind. The more of them you know and understand, the more crazy things you can do with D3.

D3.js is a powerful JavaScript library for data-driven DOM manipulations and includes predefined abstractions, transformations, and helpers to work with SVG elements. This makes it an excellent library to write interactive data visualization components using web standards and the complete capabilities of modern web browsers.

Don't worry if you think that this definition is full of fancy buzzwords because in this section, we will walk through all of them. You will understand exactly what they mean and why this makes D3 and SVG a great combination to create visualizations.

Selecting and manipulating...