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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
About the Author
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Chapter 9. Solving Cross-Browser Issues

In the previous chapter, you learned all about testing the custom responsive visualizations in different browsers. We have to do this because, across different devices, operating systems, and browsers, the appearance and functionality of our application can vary. In this chapter, we will tackle these cross-browser issues. You will learn the following:

  • Understanding the main challenges of cross-browser compatible visualizations

  • Using Modernizr to detect the feature support of the user's browser

  • Learning about Polyfills, Shims, and Wrappers

  • Understanding the compatibility of D3

  • Implementing a cross-browser responsive design

  • Understanding the matchMedia polyfill

  • Polyfill min-width and max-width with Respond.js

  • Implementing your Media Queries in JavaScript using Enquire.js

  • Learning about the compatibility of SVG features

  • Understanding compatibility for mouse and touch events

  • Understanding the execution chain of touch events

  • Building touch-friendly visualizations...