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Simple and pleasing: Raphael JS

Last week I stumbled across a javascript library so cool I had to share it. It’s called Raphael JS, and you can use it to simplify your work with SVGs in the browser. As I’ve been learning D3.js, I’ve been generating svgs to represent data values and create charts,...

Oh, these shaky isles

With earthquakes on the brain lately, and the occasional quiver underfoot, Wellington feels ever so slightly on edge. I’ve found it hard to focus on anything less than ground shaking, so I turned to my old friend (*rictus grin*) JavaScript to turn my afternoons of...

Strugglin’ with plugins

To make the Sankey diagram I used in my Attrition in the Justice System infographic, I made use of this D3 Sankey plugin. You’ll notice if you follow the link and poke around, that the plugin is somewhat lean on the ol’ documentation. So, I resorted to googling in...