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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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A solution to cross-browser compatibility issues

The real challenge of developing web applications is not about implementing awesome features, animations, or transitions, but it is about providing a first-class user experience and compatibility for all target devices, operating systems, and browsers. In this chapter, we will try to solve the most common compatibility issues and make your visualization cross-browser compatible.

Conditional comments for Internet Explorer

A great tool in every web developer's toolbox for solving compatibility issues is conditional comments for HTML. These are the HTML comments that can contain valid HTML code, which are interpreted and executed by Internet Explorer. Wait a second, a cool feature that is only available in Internet Explorer? Well, it turns out that these conditional HTML comments are not necessary in modern web browsers as these browser rather implement the proper standard than proprietary features.

Hence, conditional comments are a great way for...