Articles in category: d3js

Embedding D3.js charts in a responsive website

5 May 2016 - For a number of reasons, I like to use D3.js for my charts. However, I’ve been struggling for a while to get them to behave properly on my blog which has a responsive theme. I may have found a solution.

My entry for the Best Worst Viz competition

10 April 2016 - I love to hate bad graphs (who doesn’t), and I think Andy Kirk’s idea to organise a Best Worst Viz competition is quite brilliant. As he explains, there’s something fair about creating your own bad graph rather than criticising somebody else’s.

Interactive charts - are Dygraphs or Plotly alternatives for D3?

22 November 2015 - There are quite a few Javascript libraries that you can use to create interactive graphs (with the added bonus that your graphs look crisp: somehow my PNG images always end up looking blurry). Some of these libraries are based on D3.js and are intended to make coding with D3 easier:

Immigrants, filesharing and wiretaps: How newspapers use the word illegal

15 November 2015 - People should mind their language: an apparently neutral term like immigration has gotten xenophobic overtones as a result of its frequent use in combination with illegal, James Gingel argued in the Guardian. As an illustration, he pointed out that illegal, when typed into a Google search box, will likely get autocompleted to illegal immigrant or illegal immigration.

Has coverage of Amsterdam’s district politics declined?

23 August 2015 - The districts with their elected councils have always played an important role in Amsterdam politics, but since the elections of 19 March 2014 their powers have been curtailed (I’m simplifying; here’s an explanation in Dutch). One may ask what point there is in having districts if their role is largely reduced to implementing policies set by the city government. And would people still be interested in what they do?