For several years now, applications sprung up promising to make online visualization without code easy to do. They tended to feel like one-off projects or were a bit janky with usability. It feels like we might be at a turning point though with tools finding a balance between ease of use and flexibility.
Over the next few months, I’ll be looking more closely at the available apps to see what works and what doesn’t. In this issue, I start with Flourish.
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FlowingData is a never-ending source of information, inspiration and instruction in data, visualization and design and Nathan Yau’s approach to exploring these subjects is both technical and familiar, somewhat similar to a discussion of a shared obsession over beers with a friend.
The tutorials are very helpful to move from "Oooo, cool!" to how to actually DO the cool.
…the inspiration I needed to start learning to code with a view to building more sophisticated and engaging data visualisations.