Posts Tagged ‘charts’

Various Office Vector Icons

Office Vector Icons Set. Good details and effects. 8 Business icons for your projects. Under Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.

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Tips for Compromising between Designers and Developers

In the real world designers and developers are constantly battling it out over projects. Between two lighthearted developers are the crew who simply make website work while designers add flair and vibrant edges. The two perform very specific yet important jobs which harmoniously combine to create amazing web pages.

Often times, however, bickering can ensue leading to arguing and lost time. All client work from small-scale operations to large design firms is very important and must be treated as such. Below we’ll go over a few tips to help designers and developers reach a middle-ground.

Portrayal of Ideas

One of the biggest problems arises between a misunderstanding of goals and ideas. While designers are interested in sketching and displaying their interests visually, developers are often not so lucky.

It takes time to knock out bits of code and creating a program isn’t an easy task. Communication between the two teams will likely clear up many of these issues. Before even starting on a mockup comp have everybody sit down and go over their objectives for the project. In this way everything is put on the table so everybody is moving forward at the same pace.

Developers may also consider practicing some type of visual communication for programs. Flow charts and graphical diagrams are often the best way to represent what’s going on. It may be worthwhile to practice building programs out of conversation, too.

This isn’t exactly common practice but it does help to strengthen your knowledge as a programmer. Begin by talking out all of the steps needed to build the website you’re looking at, piece by piece. Even write these things down in a list if it helps. These individual pieces will come together in the end to create 1 final web application which can then be passed off to launch.

Carefully Plan Deadlines

Nobody enjoys deadlines but they are a must in business. Especially when working with high-class firms and clientele from all around the world design work must be placed on a schedule.

This is unfortunate for designers since rushed work is almost never good. Time management is a crucial skill to have mastered and apply into every day life. Once you know how much time is available it’s much easier to start right away and plan an easygoing work routine.

The alternative is crunching numbers and pushing your limits the last few nights of a project. This technique can work with developers, although not encouraged, because writing code is mostly logical and doesn’t require high reigns of creativity. Design work can only go for so long before quality begins to seriously degrade.

Group Morale!

Provide enthusiasm and cheer to all of your co-workers. Even though designers and developers may not see eye-to-eye all the time we can all come together and acknowledge the work we do is important.

If everybody is working together to keep others motivated there is no falling behind in the group. All tasks can be finished on time and well before due-date. In this way there’s extra room in the schedule for possible changes, updates, revisions, or anything else.

If it’s possible try building a work plan with your fellow group. Everybody is in on the work together so why not grind out the process together, too? Generally the designer(s) will create a mockup and pass this onto the developers.

From here the coding process begins and each web page is carefully crafted. If there’s any backend work or CMS implementation this would also be addressed post-template design. After the initial layout the designers’ work load shifts to smaller details. These can include page icons or banner graphics.

Ask Questions

Confusion is common amongst a large group, so there’s bound to be questions from some people. Don’t hold back anything you’re unsure of as it’ll ultimately slow down the process.

It’s important to feel comfortable in the working environment and speak openly when you feel the need. Clarifying a small detail up front will get you a direct answer and keep the project train moving. This is much more the case between developers who are working on similar features (frontend/backend Ajax effects).

Not only should fellow team mates be asking questions, but project leaders are imposed to run questions by the clients. If the team is indecisive about certain aspects to the project it would be simpler to contact the consumers directly to figure out what they want. If there is ever a lack of information don’t hold anything back – ask questions when necessary and keep your head moving forward!

Be Respectful of Workspace Time

This is often a no-brainer but doesn’t hurt to be repeated. Each designer and web developer is important to a project and needs to be given time to work. If everybody is hounding on each other and driving the team mad then nobody is productive.

Respect is the name of the game and will get design firms much further in business. Even on a small scale level it’s enormously important to have respect for your partners. Designers and developers each perform a completely separate yet key role in website development.

Make sure all teammates are communicating their ideas openly and honestly. At all times a project work floor should feel fast-paced but relaxed and open. All digital creators can get stressed at times, it’s important to recognize this and release it. Whether a designer or developer just stick to your path and remember everybody is working as a team to reach the same end goal.

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Vector Chart & Graph Templates

If you have ever tried searching for high quality Chart & Graph templates, you will understand the dilemma and difficulty we had in compiling this round-up. We have also been asked on a number of occasions by a readers to help. For a while we actually thought there wasn’t any. But, thankfully, we eventually found some.

We have sifted through every resource, every link and followed every possible lead to compile this list. And the result is not the biggest resource in the world, but it is certainly valuable.

So, if you are searching for high quality vector chart and graph templates you had better bookmark this page, its quite literally like gold dust.

Illustrator can be a valuable tool in your visualization arsenal.

Bar Graphs, Line Charts, Pie Charts and 3d Graphs (.eps, .ai & .svg)

Bar Graphs, Line Charts, Pie Charts and 3d Graphs (.eps, .ai & .svg)
This vector set contains various colorful charts in .eps, .ai and .svg format and could be used to represent: financial figures, traffic uptrends, stock charts, calorie charts, conversion charts, business growth, data reports, investment numbers and calculations.
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The Graphs 2 (.ai & .svg)

The Graphs 2 (.ai & .svg)
This is the second release of "The Graphs"! With 169 vector icons it is by far and away the largest and the most flexible graph icon collection on the web. With the power of Scalable Vector Graphics you can use these icons directly into your web pages. You can change colors, re-size elements, replace objects, make adjustments, make new combinations – All of these icons are completely editable. The Graphs 2 has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
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Liquidicity Pie Charts (.ai)

Liquidicity Pie Charts (.ai)
This useful resource comes in the form of the .ai source files from an Illustrator chart tutorial from
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Beautiful 3D Graphs and Charts (.ai)

Beautiful 3D Graphs and Charts (.ai)
In this tutorial you’ll be shown how to put some style into graphs Illustrator. The source .ai source files are available to download.
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How to Make a Graph (.ai)

How to Make a Graph (.ai)
This detailed tutorial covers the steps to make the above graph in Illustrator using the graph tool. The .ai source are available to download.
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Pretty Pie Charts (.ai)

Pretty Pie Charts (.ai)
This resource is yet another tutorial that offers .ai source files.
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3D Graphs (.ai)

3D Graphs (.ai)
This tutorial will show you how to create the above 3D graphs using Illustrator CS2 and yes, the source files arfe available.
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Vector Chart Icons Volume 1 & Volume 2 (.ai)

Vector Chart Icons (.ai)
Vector Chart Icons Vol.2 (.ai)
Volume 1 of this icon set includes a piechart, column chart, line graph, area charts and a meter. Volume 2 contains a doughnut, organization, radar charts, a thermometer & data analysis icons. Both sets include 256x256px & 512x512px .png files and the .ai vector source files.
It is totally free to use them in both personal & commercial projects.
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Chart Icons Vol.2 →

Vector Graph and Chart Icons (.ai & .eps)

Vector Graph and Chart Icons (.ai & .eps)
The 10 icons in this uniform vector icon-set cover all aspects of charting and graphs. They are free for personal and commercial use.
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10 Awesome Pure CSS Graph and Chart Techniques

Lets be honest, CSS would typically not be the first technology you would go to for building a visually effective interactive graph or chart, certainly not without at least a touch of Javascript. There are quite a few technologies you would think, Flash comes to mind first, followed by Javascript (thousands of jQuery plugins), you may even go for an SVG chart, or you may even like to use a graphic editor with interactive capabilities like Fireworks or Photoshop.

Having said all that, creating a pure CSS chart that is both visually beautiful and highly interactive, especially with CSS3, is very much possible, as this round-up proves.

This is our weekly section were we highlight the Top 10 resources from any given field from within the design community. These mini-articles give us an opportunity to share some really useful resources which would be either-wise ignored and difficult to justify with a full blown article.

Wicked CSS3 3d Bar Chart

Astonishingly the only images that have been used in this amazing chart example, are the icons that illustrate the related products. Everything else you see in this demo, is created using pure CSS3. I’ll bet you are thinking how it has all been achieved? You can view the tutorial by clicking the links below.
Wicked CSS3 3d bar chart →
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CSS3 Charts

CSS3 Charts
This pure CSS3 interactive chart did very well in Smashing Magazines recent CSS3 design contest, it came, not surprisingly, first. No tutorial with this one, but you can download the source files, allowing you to reverse engineer the entire process.
CSS3 Charts →
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Flexible Bar Graphs using CSS

Flexible Bar Graphs using CSS
In this in-depth tutorial, you’ll be constructing a flexible bar graph using good old traditional CSS and HTML. The key concepts that will be covered are: the background property, absolute positioning, CSS selectors, first-child, CSS sprites, containing block, cascade, and styling of unordered lists.
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CSS Stacked Bar Graphs

CSS Stacked Bar Graphs
This tutorial offers a unique and creative variant on CSS Globes’ famous pure CSS data chart (you will find it below) by explaining how to create a chart with stacked columns.
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Pure Css Line Graph

Pure Css Line Graph
This chart tutorial tackles the not as generally used and very difficult to build line graph. Even if you are not a fan of line graphs and data visualization in general, you should still read this article and think of it as a CSS experiment and perhaps learn a thing or two about CSS sprites and positioning.
Pure Css Line Graph →
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Pure Css Data Chart

Pure Css Data Chart
This tutorial explains that a chart is a two dimensional object. Thus, the best structural and semantical choice is to use a definition list. Although the list is linear, you could interpret definition titles (dt elements) as items on x axis and definition descriptions (dd elements) as values on y axis.
Pure Css Data Chart →
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Pure CSS Horizontal Bar Graphs

Pure CSS Horizontal Bar Graphs
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CSS Bar Charts – Styling Data with CSS3 and Progressive Enhancement

CSS Bar Charts - Styling Data with CSS3 and Progressive Enhancement
This article discusses and demonstrates that using some rich CSS3 and progressive enhancement, you can really start pushing the display and presentation of normally boring documents.
CSS Bar Charts – Styling Data with CSS3 and Progressive Enhancement →
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Creating Pie Charts with CSS3

Creating Pie Charts with CSS3
Creating Pie Charts with CSS3 →
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Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

A good data presentation is an important aspect in web industry because it is the key to let visitors understand your content within seconds. The easier or faster your visitors get a grasp of your web content, the higher it reflects your professionalism in handling presentation. Criteria for a decent data presentation should be simple yet descriptive, well elaborated but manage to maintain a user’s interest, takes no sweat to digest its content, convenient to compare and lastly, user should be able to make decisions or conclude the data presented effortlessly. As hard as these insane criteria may sound, it is possible.

preview Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

In today’s post, we want to take your for a ride for various approaches to beautiful and creative data visualization tools that are entirely base on CSS/HTML. Yes just copy and paste then customize it according to your preference. These charts can be CSS bar graphs which display data in horizontal/vertical form, Drop-down list to your organize data or even Line graphs and Pie charts!

You want more? Keep scrolling!

Horizontal Barchart

A simple way of displaying the statistical figure as an overview with this accessible bar chart using CSS. The bar calculates value cells and labels used. The table headers used using aural text class

barchart Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More


Bar charts are a definitive list with styles and classes defined in each line. The first chart has an error which occurs when the values get closer to 100% which is rectified in the second chart. Source code included for your reference.

cssplay Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Percentage Bargraph

Using the percentage width abilities of CSS, a percentage based bar graph is created in this tutorial. In a horizontal bar graph, you can either set a marker to travel the length from left to right or produce a vertical graph by using the same technique and reproducing it multiple times

css for bar graphs Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More


Russ Weakley teaches you to create a graph based on percentage and using background images. Code and images linked can be copied and downloaded to use in your project.

percentage Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Vertical barchart

Create vertical bar graphs using CSS and PHP by creating a simple list with height in pixels of individual bar, y-axis of the bar group and class to style the data sets. Eric Meyer teaches you to turn the same into a bar graph, line graph, pointed graph and a 3D graph using same techniques

vertical bar graphs Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More


Alen Grakalic teaches you to create a data chart using CSS and well formed markup using a structural and semantically definition list where definition titles can be on the x-axis and description on y axis. To create, go through the code in this tutorial.

css data chart Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Pure CSS Linegraph

Line graphs deliver information much faster than tables with numbers. Learn to create a line graph with CSS using HTML, replace the text with images and use CSS sprites and absolute positioning to obtain a line graph.

css line graph Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Simple Linegraph

A much simple line graph which uses only DHTML and CSS and where you can set a transparent background for the graph. This graph loads faster and blends with rest of the page.

linegraph Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More


This Ajax graph is used to represent data of a year according to each month using only CSS and XHTML and runs in Firefox and Opera

ajax mgraph Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Multicolumn lists

Paul Novitski teaches you to create a multi column list using CSS in this article. He discusses a lot of techniques to achieve a multi column lists like floating the split lists, numbering them with HTML attribute, CSS generated content, wrapping the list with XHTML, CSS etc and finally adds a little styling and background image to achieve the multi column list perfectly.

multicolumnlists Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More


A bullet graph compares a single measure to one or more other measures and displays the qualitative range of performances. They are quite flexible for data driven sites. Learn to create a bullet graph using CSS / HTML.

bullet graph Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Column bargraph

A column bar graph is created using CSS where the values are shown in colored vertical bars reaching to various heights according to the values specified. This graph quickly gives us a clear idea because the values are directly printed here. Using CSS selectors, sprites, styling of lists etc, learn to create a column graph from tutorial.

flexible bar graphs Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Downtime graph

Downtime graph initially had a problem displaying long time intervals on limited screen area and keeping transparent layout of events which was clarified by the monthly calendar paradigm. The onMouseOver() is kept running and different colors are used for different types of downtime events.

graphTime Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Dynamic live CSS graph

A live dynamic CSS graph to display the response time of ping executed by a web server reads the data from a web server with CSS and JavaScript code, AJAX functions and graph sliding.

ajaxPing Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Horizontal bargraph

A bar graph need not bevertical always. A horizontal bar graph can also be created. In this article a horizontal bar graph with different color variations is created using a class ‘horizontal graph’ and specifying the height of the graph from the markup using CSS.

i pure css Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More


A line graph which does not use any tables of images is created with CSS and DHTML which loads faster and the background can be changed as transparent.

multigraph Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Production plan graph

A Production plan graph is created using the graph class as graph container and hLine also vLine for separator lines drawing. This graph is used in intranet applications. The width of the graph is calculated according to the displayed number of days and height using the number of job changes.

graphPlan Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Sandwich graph

A sandwich graph is created when a single bar in a bar graph is split many layers where height of a single column may indicate a global trend whereas the height of a single layer indicates a portion of this layer. Create a CSS sandwich graph from this tutorial.

graphSum Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Stacked bargraph

For a stacked graph, a definition list is used to present data, then the margins and padding are reset to appear the same in all browsers. Axes are added and stylized to get the stacked bars. Each and every detail is precisely taught in this tutorial.

css stacked bar graphs Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Simple bargraph

A bar graph created using CSS and PHP sans graphics library and without much calculations used for margins. Padding making it quite easy to understand the technique which used only <div> s of varying height and color.

Bar Graph Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Vertical Bar Graph

demo table Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

A vertical bar graph is used to show a hypothetical set of data. Here the bar graph is about a simple table and few div’s. The calculation of the height of the bars and the horizontal strata can be done in PHP, ASP or in server side processing engine or through JavaScripton the client side.


Pie charts make it quite easy to understand because they can be used in many colors which easily differentiate them with others and don’t require much space in the same time. A tutorial to create a simple Pie chart using DHTML / CSS. Insert the script for Pie chart in your page

piegraph Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Plotkit Piechart

Plotkit is well structured, a rewrite of CanvasGraph used for plotting graphs and charts for Javascript. It supports HTML Canvas i.e. Safari, Opera, Firefox and IE and SVG through Adobe SVG viewer.

plotkit Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Other CSS Visualisation tools

Visual CSS Maps

This tutorial makes the maps more accessible, useful and visually attractive using CSS. These maps start by organizing with a data and then create a map using that data by adding some styles, displaying data as tool tip, turning off the java script and finally an interactive map is created.

cssmaps Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Animated Progress bar

An animated progress bar is created using CSS with 3 elements, 1 container and 2 nested elements and the animation is done using animated gif. A background images is used in the container with defined height and width

css animated progress bar Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

CSS Timeline

Using CSS and unordered lists a CSS timeline can be created for the ‘About’ Section with simple markup. A nice looking timeline styled using CSS is created which will work even if the visitor does not have his CSS enabled.

pure css timeline Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More


SlickMap CSS is a style sheet that display the finished site maps from the HTML unordered list navigation. It can be customized to your own needs or styles. SlickMap streamlines the design process and eliminates the need of additional software by automating the illustration of site maps

slickmap Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Scrollable CSS Table

A table need not be always fixed in data. We can create a scrollable table with a fixed header and any number of data which can be scrolled.

bigFourVersion Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

Did we miss out any tools which you found useful? Do let us know and share it with us.