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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

Overview of this book

HTML5 is everywhere. From PCs to tablets to smartphones and even TVs, the web is the most ubiquitous application platform and information medium bar. Its becoming a first class citizen in established operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 8 as well as the primary platform of new operating systems such as Google Chrome OS. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" contains over 100 recipes explaining how to utilize modern features and techniques when building websites or web applications. This book will help you to explore the full power of HTML5 - from number rounding to advanced graphics to real-time data binding. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" starts with the display of text and related data. Then you will be guided through graphs and animated visualizations followed by input and input controls. Data serialization, validation and communication with the server as well as modern frameworks with advanced features like automatic data binding and server communication will also be covered in detail.This book covers a fast track into new libraries and features that are part of HTML5!
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Making a live range chart filter

When working with large amounts of data, we usually want to add some way of filtering or picking up what data to show. This recipe will cover a simple range filter for the graph and a chart that displays time-varying series of data.

Getting ready

We will be using the same toolkit from the Making a motion chart recipe for creating interactive graphs. The necessary library Rickshaw can be retrieved from, and is part of the example code as well. Besides that we also need D3, because Rickshaw works on top of it.

How to do it...

We will create an HTML page containing a JavaScript file while generating a random data for the graph, and also add additional filtering elements.

  1. First, we will make an HTML page and include the required CSS by the libraries.

    <!DOCTYPE html>
          <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet"href="css/vendor/graph.css">
          <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet...