This was an intense chapter. Go have a nice beverage of some kind if you're still with me; you deserve it. If not, don't get too discouraged—that was a lot of material! We'll be using a lot of it throughout the rest of the book, and why any of this is useful will become gradually more apparent as we use some of these tools in practice.
You should now have a firm grasp of the basics that go into great visualizations.
We went through DOM manipulation and looked at SVG in great detail—everything from drawing shapes manually to path generators. Finally, we looked at CSS as a better alternative for making things pretty.
Everything we look at from now on is going to build on these basics, but you now have the tools needed to draw anything you can ...