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Google Visualization API Essentials by Traci L. Ruthkoski

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Chapter 5. Formatting Charts

Customization of visualization colors, fonts, views, and other visual attributes add readability and meaning to data displays. In both Spreadsheets and Fusion Tables, the Chart Editor is available in a GUI format, allowing non-programmers to set style choices. The Visualization API presents a larger set of customization options, including style options available through GUI methods. API-based style options include color and font styling, but also include the ability to graphically represent changes in data values through animated transitions. Finally, any style options configured through the Chart Editor in Spreadsheets or Fusion Tables can be set by individual end users by embedding the API Chart Editor component ...

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