- Published: Aug 27, 2021
- Last Updated: Mar 1, 2023
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- President of WebFX. Bill has over 25 years of experience in the Internet marketing industry specializing in SEO, UX, information architecture, marketing automation and more. William’s background in scientific computing and education from Shippensburg and MIT provided the foundation for MarketingCloudFX and other key research and development projects at WebFX.
- Highcharts Demo
- Highcharts Download
- gRaphaël Demo
- gRaphaël Download
4. jQuery Visualize Plugin
If you’re already using jQuery, it’d be performance conscious of you to look into plugins for your visualization requirements. jQuery Visualize, a plugin developed by the Filament Group (the core developers of jQuery UI), is a jQuery plugin for generating charts using HTML5’s canvas element. It has 14 options for customizing your charts.
Don’t forget to try out their Configurable demo.
- jQuery Visualize Plugin Demo
- jQuery Visualize Plugin Download
For now, moochart only plots bubble diagrams, but there are plans to expand this MooTools 1.2 plugin to feature pie, line, and bar graphs. The plugin has 14 options that you can use for customizing your diagram’s look, and tooltips for providing more information about a bubble when mousing over them. moochart is open source and released under the MIT license.
- moochart Demo
- moochart Download
6. JS Charts
It also integrates with the Google Visualization API.
- dygraphs Demo
- dygraphics Downloads
- JSXGraph Demo
- JSXGraph Download
It allows for the display of legends that are highly configurable to help identify items on your charts.
- Protochart Demo
- Protochart Download
11. Style Chart
jqPlot is another jQuery plugin for data visualization developed by Chris Leonello. It’s open source, embodying two sets of licensing: MIT and GPL version 2. It has many options for you to take advantage of in order to truly customize your charts.
- jqPlot Demos
- jqPlot Download
14. jQuery Google Charts
jQuery Google Charts (abbreviated as jGCharts), developed by Massimiliano Balestrieri, is a data visualization jQuery plugin for working with the Google Charts API. It has plenty of chart types, including a 3D pie chart that’s dynamically generated. It has a GUI in development (still in alpha release), which will allow you to create charts easily with a graphical front-end.
- jQuery Google Charts Demo
- jQuery Google Charts Download
15. Canvas Pie Chart with Tooltips
This MooTools class/plugin is for plotting pie charts using the canvas element. It’s based on Canvas pie by Stoyan Stefanov. It’s a simple and straightforward data visualization option for MooTools developers who are only interested in plotting out pie charts.
- Canvas Pie Chart with Tooltips Demo and Download
TufteGraph is a jQuery plugin that emphasizes on ease of use and minimalism. It offers you only a few options for styling and instead relies on CSS for customizing the look and feel of your graphs, which ultimately means that your web pages will render faster because JS has to work less. Check out this introduction video to TufteGraph.
Timeline is open source, released under the BSD license.
- Timeline Demos
- Timeline Download
Protovis is open source released under the BSD license. You can download the source on their home page.
Timeplot allows you to dynamically generate time series graphs. Hovering over data points reveals their value. Timeplot was developed as part of the SIMILE Project at MIT.
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to utilize Timeplot. Timeplot is open source and available the BSD license. The Timeplot demo and download links are on this page.
- Timeplot Demos and Download Info
President of WebFX. Bill has over 25 years of experience in the Internet marketing industry specializing in SEO, UX, information architecture, marketing automation and more. William’s background in scientific computing and education from Shippensburg and MIT provided the foundation for MarketingCloudFX and other key research and development projects at WebFX.
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