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Learning Raphaël JS Vector Graphics by Damian Dawber

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Chapter 7. Creating a Suite of Social Media Visualizations

We have now covered all of the main facets of the Raphaël JavaScript library and over the course of this chapter we will look at creating data visualization demos based on social media statistics.

Data visualization has really boomed in recent years. The number of infographics and data-related expositions online continue to grow as we try to make sense of and convey the wealth of data available to us. That said, many of the fine examples in existence are static and there is plenty of scope for utilizing vector drawing libraries to create dynamic and interactive data visualizations, making this a very real and valid application of the Raphaël library.

Over the course of this chapter we will ...

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