D3 in Depth aims to bridge the gap between introductory tutorials/books and the official documentation. It’s written by Peter Cook who worked as a freelance data visualisation designer/maker before joining Flourish as a senior visualisation developer.
D3 in Depth was started in 2016 and currently covers versions 6 and 7 of D3. There are some important differences between versions 6, 5, 4 and 3 and I’ll mention them as appropriate.
If you’re interested in learning how to build a beautiful, custom data visualisation from scratch using D3 I recommend reading D3 Start to Finish. You’ll learn about:
- requesting CSV data using D3
- D3 data joins (including joining nested data)
- architecting a data visualisation using a layout function
- detailed styling using CSS
- adding a popup using Flourish’s popup library
- state management
- animations using D3 transitions
- data manipulation using Lodash
- adding a menu, legend and footer
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