The layout algorithm itself is incredibly simple. For each word, starting with the most “important”: Attempt to place the word at some starting point: usually near the middle, or somewhere on a central horizontal line. If the word intersects with any previously-placed words, move it one step along an increasing spiral. Repeat until no intersections are found.
Requirements: D3 Framework
License: License Free
BonsaiJS is a lightweight graphics library with an intuitive graphics API and an SVG renderer. The main features include Architecturally separated runner and renderer, iFrame, Worker and Node running contexts, Shapes, Paths, Assets (Videos, Images, Fonts, SubMovies), Keyframe and regular animation (easing functions too), Shape/path morphing, and much more…
Bonsai in its current form comes packaged with an SVG renderer. It supports browsers like Safari, Chrome and Firefox. It is released under MIT License.
License: MIT License
We live in an age of data. It’s now possible to collect all kinds of data – from website analytics to stats on your fitness and health. But now that we’re able to start collecting data like this, we often find that there’s too much of it – that there’s too much noise and not enough signal. And to make it even harder, our attention spans are getting shorter. We don’t want to spend time digging through the data to understand it, we want the answer immediately in front of us.
As data, and the analysing of huge volumes of information, becomes more and more important to us, it also becomes more important that the answers are presented in a meaningful, simple and useful way. Designs that display the data effectively and beautifully are more likely to be used again and again, and designs that are complicated, noisy and hard to use will be ignored.
We’ve brought together a showcase of innovative, stunningly beautiful dashboard concepts & designs to help inspire you. If you’re about to start a project that deals with data visualization, hopefully this collection will give you some inspiration into how you can show your information in a useful, simple and uncluttered way.
New Dashboard Line Graph
Cutest Paw Dashboard
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JustGage auto-adjusts to the size of containing element. And to the screen zoom level. And screen density. Not digging default style? Then mock your own. JustGage features bunch of styling options including gauge width, gauge color and shadow, gauge level colors, colors for title, value, min & max etc.
License: MIT License
License: MIT License
Since most interactions only involve a single dimension, and then only small adjustments are made to the filter values, incremental filtering and reducing is significantly faster than starting from scratch. Crossfilter uses sorted indexes (and a few bit-twiddling hacks) to make this possible, dramatically increasing the performance of live histograms and top-K lists.
License: Apache License 2.0
There are lots of timeline tools on the web but they are almost all either hard on the eyes or hard to use. The goal is to create timelines that are at the same time beautiful and intuitive for users.
Timeline is great for pulling in media from different sources. Just throw in a link from Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Google Maps or SoundCloud and Timeline will format it to fit perfectly. More media types will be supported in the future. Creating one is as easy as filling in a Google spreadsheet or as detailed as JSON.
Requirements: jQuery Framework
License: GPL License
Morris.js is a lightweight library that uses jQuery and Raphaël to make drawing time-series graphs easy. Morris.js started life as the code that powered the graphs on howmanyleft.co.uk. Now it’s been open-sourced for the whole world to extend and enjoy.
It has been tested on IE6+, Safari/Chrome/Firefox, iOS 3+ and Android 3+. The public API is terribly simple. It’s just one function: Morris.Line(options), where options is an object containing many configuration options. And it is licensed under BSD License.
Requirements: jQuery and Raphaël Framework
License: BSD License
Rickshaw is a simple framework for drawing charts of time series data on a web page, built on top of Mike Bostock’s delightful D3 library. These charts can be powered by static historical data sets, or living data that continuously updates in real time.
License: See License
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
License: LGPL License