Fundamentals of HTML, SVG, CSS and JavaScript for Data Visualisation
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Fundamentals of HTML, SVG, CSS and JavaScript for Data Visualisation

About the Book

This book covers the fundamentals of HTML, SVG, CSS and JavaScript for visualising data.

If you're wanting to learn D3.js (or other JavaScript visualiation libraries) and need to get up to speed with HTML, SVG, CSS and JavaScript, this book is ideal. It goes through the basics of these languages, and gives a good foundation for learning libraries such as D3.js.

It's also useful if you're coming from a language such as Python or R and use tools such as Dash and Shiny. If you're wanting to customise your web applications and CSS and JavaScript are a stumbling block then this book should help.

This book doesn’t assume prior knowledge of HTML, SVG, CSS and JavaScript but it’ll be helpful if you’ve some coding experience. Being familiar with a text editor (or IDE) will also be helpful.

It’s by no means a comprehensive tutorial on HTML, SVG, CSS and JavaScript. You’d need a much bigger book for that. Think of this book as presenting the minimum of what you ought to know if you’re wanting to work with web based data visualisations.

This book is an ideal foundation for D3 Start to Finish.

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Peter Cook
Peter Cook

Peter Cook has built data visualisations for Carbon Tracker, London Datastore and McGraw Hill Education. He currently works as a senior visualisation developer at Flourish and also writes about the how-to of data visualisation for Create With Data.

He's run training courses for clients such as the BBC and The Economist and written data visualisation tutorials for Flowing Data and Creative Bloq. He created D3 in Depth and Create With Data.

He's the author of two books: Fundamentals of HTML, CSS, SVG & JavaScript for Data Visualisation and D3 Start to Finish.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Setting up
    • 1.2 CodePen
    • 1.3 Stay in touch
    • 1.4 Translators
  • 2 Web languages: HTML, SVG, CSS & JavaScript
  • 3 HTML
    • 3.1 Headings
    • 3.2 Lists
    • 3.3 Images
    • 3.4 <div> element
    • 3.5 <svg> element
    • 3.6 Wrapping up
    • 3.7 Exercises
  • 4 SVG
    • 4.1 Adding SVG to a web page
    • 4.2 SVG elements
    • 4.3 SVG Transforms
    • 4.4 Exercises
  • 5 CSS
    • 5.1 The Structure of CSS
    • 5.2 CSS Units
    • 5.3 CSS Properties
    • 5.4 More CSS selectors
    • 5.5 CSS for HTML layout
  • 6 JavaScript
    • 6.1 JavaScript variables
    • 6.2 JavaScript data types
    • 6.3 JavaScript arrays
    • 6.4 JavaScript objects
    • 6.5 JavaScript operators
    • 6.6 JavaScript conditionals
    • 6.7 JavaScript functions
    • 6.8 JavaScript iteration
    • 6.9 JavaScript functions (advanced)
  • 7 Tools and Set-up
    • 7.1 Web development tools
    • 7.2 Example set-up

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