Chapter 15. Building a Visualization
I’ll show how the visual elements we conceived combine to transform our freshly cleaned and processed Nobel dataset into an interactive web visualization, deployable to billions of devices at the flick of a switch. But before going into the details, let’s have a look at the core components of a modern web visualization.
Before beginning to build the Nobel visualization, let’s consider the core components that will be used and how we will organize our files.
As we saw in “A Basic Page with Placeholders”, building a modern web visualization requires four key components:
One or more CSS stylesheets to govern the look and feel of the dataviz
And last but not least, the data to be transformed, ideally in the JSON or CSV (if wholly static data) format
Before we start looking at our dataviz components, ...