Chapter 8. Having Confidence in Your Visualizations

When you're building things for as big an audience as the Web provides, a very real fear is that a software glitch prevents data from displaying correctly. When developing projects on a tight timeline, testing is one aspect that often gets neglected as the deadline gets closer and closer, and often things need to be viewed by other people even earlier (editors, managers, and other people further on down the line — possibly even lawyers) in turn emphasizing output over process. Let me be clear—if you want to ensure that your visualizations are of a high quality, you need to take steps to make sure that they are well tested and functioning properly. On some level, doing this is an exercise in managing ...

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