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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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Is there a web standard for animations?

One of the great things about D3 is that it directly uses underlying standards, such as SVG and CSS, rather than abstracting them with an API. This gives the developer access to all the features that are available within SVG and the web itself. When it comes to animations, one may ask what the web standard for animations is.

In this first section, we will see different ways and technologies that currently exist for animating SVG elements on the web. This will help you to pick the right technology for your application and use case.

Animate SVG using SMIL

Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language(SMIL) is a specification for interactive multimedia content on the web. SMIL animation is a specification for animating DOM elements with an XML syntax that is directly embedded in the DOM tree. Thanks to this, it suits perfectly well to animate SVG visualizations.

SMIL animations for SVG can be constructed using the following elements:

  • <animate>: This...