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  • Set up Highcharts to work with your web application
  • Build your own customized column, bar, area, and pie charts
  • Prepare your chart dynamically on the server side
  • Set up a time axis
  • Add plot lines and plot bands into your axis
  • Customize some of your chart parameters such as the legend or the tooltip
  • Implement a multiple axes chart
  • Create a stacked bar chart

Nowadays, a lot of systems and tools are developed using web technologies. Customers need to analyze their data using charts on their computer or their mobile device. With the Highcharts library, it is possible to create highly customizable and interactive charts on any computer or a mobile device without installing any plugins.

Instant Highcharts is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a step-by-step approach, which will help you to take advantage of the powerful features of Highcharts. With Instant Highcharts, you will learn everything you need to know to create your own dynamic charts with your own data inside your web application.

Instant Highcharts will present you with different features available with Highcharts, and helps you to create your own chart. You will start with Highcharts installation and then learn to create your own customized column, bar, area, and pie charts with your data. You will learn to add some interactive functionality such as the zoom feature or to export your chart into a printable format. We will also give you tips that will help you to improve your skills with Highcharts.

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Create your first customized and interactive Highcharts chart
  • Get to grips with the core concepts of Highcharts
  • Learn how to progress with the Highcharts library
Page Count 50
Course Length 1 hours 30 minutes
ISBN 9781849697552
Date Of Publication 25 Jul 2013


Cyril Grandjean

Cyril Grandjean is graduated from the school Supinfo (France) and from Oxford Brookes University (United Kingdom). He is currently working for the company NQI as a software engineer. During his professional experience, he has mainly developed web projects in PHP and Java. He also spends some of his spare time developing web or mobile applications. On his website

He also writes some articles about software development. During his past job for the company Distrame, he participated in the development of a solution called Efficacenergie, which measures the energy consumption (electricity, water, gas, and so on) of a building. By accessing a web interface developed with the Ext-JS library, customers can analyze their own energy consumption through customizable charts developed with the Highcharts library.