Basic visualisation is still the most used data visualisation types. And it is easy to see why as they convey so clearly the difference of between numbers with the simple means of size and position. Below you can read more about the benefits of creating basic visualisations with DEx.
Basic visualisations currently included in the tool are column, bar, pie, donut, election, line, area charts and a data table. These have versions for cluster, stacked, and stacked 100% versions when applicable.
And new visualisation types are being implemented as you read.
Simple creation process
The process of creating visualisation is easy and straight forward. First of all, you’ll add data by opening a CSV file, import data from an external database or paste from a spreadsheet program. Or you may type in the content if you will.
Then, secondly, you’ll select your visualisation type, adjust the visualisation settings to your liking and add texts, such as title, subtitle, data source or author.
Lastly, you’ll select the output size and check the results in different device screen emulations.
Customer specific styles
Most of the common choices that you usually have to make have been built into your style settings. This way you avoid making repetitive selections but can focus on the visualisation content itself. The style settings include e.g. choice of typefaces used, margin sizes in various places, axis positions, line thicknesses and so forth. Additionally, you may form colour palettes for quick selection and graph colouring.
Regardless of all this predefined choices and settings, you may change the graph by toggling elements on and off with a click. Or select another palette to be used, or change each colour value, element by element. This way you may not only produce visualisations fast, as in most cases is needed, but also alter them to fit different purposes when necessary.
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Vector graphics scale to any size
As the DEx graphs are based entirely on vector graphics, they scale and render in different sizes perfectly. Finding correct output size is easy – you can click through the customer specific predefined values or enter custom size. You may see how the graph plays out with different screen size emulations and alter the output options accordingly.
Graphs for both print and web
The basic visualisations created with DEx can be utilized both in printed and web media without any additional effort. For print you’ll generate either a PDF or SVG file. You may even continue to work with the graph, in case needed by opening an SVG file in a vector editing program such as Adobe Illustrator.
For the web, embedding graph to your pages is simple. All you’ll need to do is embed a single line of text to your code – automatic Dexmen hosting takes care of the rest. Or in case you wish, you can host the content yourself by generating all files needed in one go.
Fun, no sweat
Creating basic visualisation with DEx is not only fast and easy but quite much fun as well. The most burdensome tasks of altering visualisation types, adjusting graphs to different output sizes or changing colours one by one has been replaced a set of single clicks. Now you can focus on content rather than swet to deliver. Why don’t you try it out too?