Highcharts Essentials

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  • Create various chart types including line, column, bar, area, and pie
  • Use best practices and techniques to efficiently visualize the data
  • Customize Highcharts aesthetics with web fonts, different fill types, and jQuery UI for animations
  • Utilize the Highcharts API and events to programmatically accomplish various tasks
  • Preprocess data from various sources to dynamically plot the chart
  • Export your charts to different formats including .pdf, .png, .jpeg, or .svg

Highcharts is a charting library written in pure JavaScript, offering an easy way of adding interactive charts to your website or web application. Highcharts makes the visualization of the data a breeze by providing more than 20 chart types and an increased level of control over the aesthetics and interactivity of these charts.

This book provides readers with the fundamental knowledge they need to get started with Highcharts development. We will have a look at the features that come packed with the Highcharts library including those of the latest version: 4. You will then start your coding journey by creating charts of different types while also looking at various techniques to ccomplish the tasks quickly and more efficiently. This book will prove to be an invaluable guide if you are just starting out with the web charting technology or are migrating from another library to Highcharts. Finally, you will learn about data preprocessing techniques and exporting your charts to different formats to be downloaded by the end user.

  • Add graphical charts to your websites and web applications
  • Build interactive dynamic charts using Highcharts
  • Step-by-step guide for exploring this highly effective graphical tool with real-world examples
  • Gain an insight into the Highcharts API and its custom events
Page Count 228
Course Length 6 hours 50 minutes
ISBN 9781783983964
Date Of Publication 31 Oct 2014


Bilal Shahid

Bilal Shahid is a web developer from Karachi, Pakistan. He has several years of experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP, and he also knows how to program in C and C++. He is passionate about the open source movement, and his interests include data-driven UIs, the real-time Web, and code optimization.

He was introduced to Highcharts while working on a big project dedicated to social media page management and analytics, and since then he has used it in several web projects.

He works for Traffic Group Ltd., the largest independent digital services provider in the Middle East, where he works as a senior UI developer. He likes to read books in his spare time.