RaphaelJS: Graphics and Visualization on the Web

RaphaelJS: Graphics and Visualization on the Web

by Chris Wilson


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RaphaelJS: Graphics and Visualization on the Web by Chris Wilson

Create beautiful, interactive images on the Web with RaphaëlJS, the JavaScript library that lets you draw Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) right in the browser. With this concise guide, you’ll quickly learn how to paint the screen with shapes and colors that you can turn into lively, animated graphics and visualizations.

Author Chris Wilson (Time.com) shows you how to create Raphaël objects and manipulate them with animation, transformations, and other techniques, using just a few lines of code. Packed with working examples, sample code, and cool hands-on projects, RaphaëlJS is ideal for new and experienced JavaScript programmers alike.

  • Create images that work on browsers new and old, as well as mobile devices
  • Start with the basics—shapes, colors, transformations, sets, and text
  • Learn how to build custom curves and shapes with paths
  • Code animations that move through space, follow paths, or change direction
  • Make your artwork come alive through user interaction
  • Bind a dataset to a collection of visual objects—the basis of data visualization
  • Learn techniques to make your detailed visuals stand out on screens of any size

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449365363
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/27/2013
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Chris Wilson is a journalist and developer at Time.com. Prior to joining the magazine, he was a "visual columnist" at Yahoo News and a senior editor at Slate, where he founded Slate Labs, which won the 2010 Ad Age Media Vanguard Award. He is a 2005 graduate of the University of Virginia and lives in Washington, D.C.

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