Visualizing Player makes it easier to share visualization

Posted to Apps  |  Tags: , , ,  |  Nathan Yau

It’s easy to share static graphics. Save an image and then upload it to your own site. Boom, you’re done. However, when it comes to interactive graphics, which come in a variety of file formats, it’s not as straightforward. The Visualizing Player helps with this:

We love and respect what you create and we know how much effort goes into each piece (it’s why everything that gets uploaded to Visualizing is protected under a CC license). One of our core missions here at Visualizing is to build you the best possible platform and the most powerful tools for sharing those creations.

Now when you go to Visualizing, there’s an embed code accompanied with each graphic, and it’s easy to share any visualization on your own blog or site. The embed works for 7 formats: HTML5, Java, Flash, PDF, Video, Image, and URL.

For example, above is Gregor Aisch’s interactive on Europe’s energy, and here’s Christian Behrens’ Flight & Expulsion interactive. Click on the play button on the bottom left to load and start:

There are still a couple of kinks in the player. For one, the player does take a little while to load initially. I wish they’d show a progress bar or a quicker loading static image so that you don’t get a blank screen. The URL view is also kind of weird as it basically just loads an entire page in an iframe. Still though, whether you’re the one making a visualization or the one sharing it, the player is a good way to get more eyeballs.

[Visualizing | Thanks, Charlene]

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