Line Bar chart with Chart JS
In this course you will learn how to create a line bar chart from scratch! The web is changing and new skills are in huge demand! One of these skills is data visualization for the web. How good are you in visualizing data into chart on the web?
Many people prefer the easy road. Just make it in Excel and post the picture on the web. Very easy but not very beneficial nor professional. Companies are realizing that websites is one of the best places to share data and to create dashboards.
What can you expect from this course?
This course is designed for everyone who wants to create a chart for the web but have no knowledge about it. It might be useful to have some HTML and CSS knowledge but even without you can do it!
This course teaches you in a very easy bite size manner. You will start making a chart in minutes just by following along with every video. Each video handles one line of coding at the time. This means you really can follow this course very easy and you cannot make a mistake. You cannot fail with this if you follow the video.
You will also understand the background and meaning of the codes. Learning how to code is just like learning a language. You need to know first the meaning of the words. Once you understand it you will be able to create your own charts. I explain every piece of code we use! So at the end you can fluently create a line bar chart.
How structured is this course?
This course works with the spoon feeding method. This basically means you will handle one piece of code everytime. Starting to code can be hard if we instantly handle 10 piece of code at once. The best way to learn is with baby steps for, after walking and finally running!
This course makes sure you know what to do and how to do it and why you do it. Once you learned the skill you will notice that create charts is really easy.
Course set up and section:
Why take this course?
The biggest question you might have is this. This course teaches you how you can create a line bar chart with Chart JS. Video is the best way to learn because you can follow along and understand it. Finally, the real value of this is that many companies are paying data visualizers a huge salary. Why??
Data visualizers have the ability to translate Big Data into a chart. This wonderful talent is a real time saver. With Big Data we experience an extreme overdose of data overload. The best medicine for this overdose is the use of charts! Charts save time and can translate data that takes hours to read into consuming it in only seconds! Charts is a super weapon! Learning this skill means real values for a company and an increase pay raise! So do not learn this skill for me but for you and get that pay raise!
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Line Bar Chart JS: Introduction to line bar chart JS and what you can expect from this cours
In this lecture you will get a quick introduction of the course, meet your course instructor and the goals that you will achieve when you complete this course.
Line Bar Chart JS: Download the files for the multi pie chart with Chart JS
Line Bar Chart JS: Setting up the basics!
In this section you will start to create the basic set up. This is essential because without a solid foundation Chart JS will not be able to function well. You will learn about:
Line Bar Chart JS: Creating the HTML document
In this lecture we will start by creating the HTML file. This is the very starting point before we can even start drawing a chart with ChartJS.
Line Bar Chart JS: Basic HTML framework
In this section you will start to create the basic framework in HTML. This part will be essential. You will learn:
This lecture will focus on connecting the chart JS file. In this case I expect you download the file from lecture 2.
Line Bar Chart JS: Implementing the canvas tag
In this lecture you will learn how to implement the <canvas> tag. ChartJS works with a canvas tag. It will draw the line bar chart in the canvas.
Line Bar Chart JS: Implementing the div tag
In this lecture we will focus on placing the <div> tag. This will be wrapped around the <canvas> tag. This is needed to place the chart later on in the center.
Line Bar Chart JS: Introduction to the basic coding of a line bar chart
In this lecture you will learn the basic coding part of a line bar chart in Chart JS.
Line Bar Chart JS: Creating the labels (Y-axis)
In this lecture you will learn how to create labels. The labels are considered the Y-axis of the ChartJS.
Line Bar Chart JS: Creating the datasets (X-axis)
In this lecture you will learn how to create datasets for your line bar chart. These are called data points.
Line Bar Chart JS: Drawing the line bar chart
In this lecture you draw the line bar chart. This is the final line that is needed to display the chart. The chart will look very basic without any colors. In the next section you will learn how to present your chart more professionally.
Line Bar Chart JS: Introduction to presenting the line bar chart professionally
In this section you will learn how to design your line bar chart with the basic features.
Line Bar Chart JS: Increasing the width and height of the line bar chart
In this lecture you will increase the widht and height of the line bar chart. Right now the line bar chart is too small. Always give the width a higher amount of pixels compare to the height.
Line Bar Chart JS: Center the chart
In this lecture you will learn how to center the chart to the center of the chart.
Line Bar Chart JS: Labeling the line bar chart for better structure of the datasets
In this lecture you will learn how to create a label for the line bar chart. Understanding the how to label it will be useful for organizing your chart.
Line Bar Chart JS: Adjusting the stroke color of the line bar chart
In this lecture you will learn how to adjust the stroke color of the line bar chart. Right now this is not clear because everything is grey and there is not distinction.
Line Bar Chart JS: Removing the fillers of the line bar chart
In this lecture you will learn how to remove the fillers of the line bar chart. This is important because right now the fillers are overlapping the bars of the chart.
Line Bar Chart JS: Adjusting the data points of the line bar chart
In this lecture you will learn how to adjust the data point by giving it color.
Line Bar Chart JS: Introduction to advanced features of the line bar chart
In this section you will learn how to use the advanced features of the line bar chart.
Line Bar Chart JS: Adding the advance feature command in the line bar chart
In this lecture you wil learn how to unlock the advanced features of the line bar chart. This is very important because whith this you will have many advanced features to create a professional chart.
Line Bar Chart JS: Removing the grid lines of the line bar chart
In this lecture you wil learn how to remove the grid line of the line bar chart. Removing the grid lines will make the chart look more professional.
Line Bar Chart JS: Increase the stroke line width of the line bar chart
In this lecture you will learn how to increase the stroke line width of the line bar chart. Right now it looks too narrow. We will increase this to 5 pixel.
Line Bar Chart JS: Increase the radius of the point dot of the line bar chart
In this lecture you will learn how to increase the size of the point dot. This is called the radius. Right now the point dot radius is too small and does not match. And also remember the 2 to 1 ratio for line bar chart design.
Line Bar Chart JS: Adjusting the point dot border width.
In this lecture you will learn how to adjust the point dot border width. The border is far to narrow. This means you need to increase it and make sure it match with the 2:1 Ratio for line bar chart design.
Line Bar Chart JS: Increase the scale line of the line bar chart
In this lecture is to increase the scale line of the line bar chart. We need to make this thicker.
Line Bar Chart JS: Change the scale line color of the line bar chart
In this lecture you will learn how to change the color of the line bar chart scale line. The color right now is not appealing it looks transparant. We will make this solid black.
Line Bar Chart JS: Final Points
In this lecture you will get a quick recap of everything you have learned. Understand that practice is essential and explore more! Chart JS has so much to offer and learning more will make you more valuable in the future! You are now a starting data visualizer! Improve yourself and be an expert!
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Nicky Wong is an expert in translating data into market opportunities. Data is his passion, Excel, Databases and Big Data are truly wonderful topics. As an absolute data lover and he is always looking for ways to analyze it. It started with stock market facts and now quickly turned to everything that is unique and different.
However, all the information have one primairy goal and that is "How to use this information to gain a competitive advantage". As a Market Researcher with it roots in Marketing Nicky understands that knowledge is power. Whatever you do make sure you use data at your advantage.
My vision of Data and the future
Why Data visualization matters!
I truly belief that Big Data is giving us all a new obstacle to overcome! Information overload is a serious challenge and with Big Data it only multiplies the issue. If you are a data miner you will know that much data has no meaning if you cannot connect any meaningful dots.
Large chunks of data, reports and tables are not effective. It is impressive to get a huge database but it is demotivating for others to read data. The biggest data trend is increasing this issue! Big Data = Information Overload x 10.
From (Digital) Information Age to the (Digital) Understanding Age
A data analyst can analyze data but the most important skill is Data Visualization! These so called "data visualizers" will develop a new skill gathering meaningful information and present it in a very understandable and effective way.
The issue is not anymore the data but the way to give meaning and communicating meaning to others. The person who can do that will have a huge advantage in the so ever growing Big Data world.
Big Data is here! Data Visualizer is on it`s way! In all of my courses I use techniques to create understandable data and present it in an impactful manner.