Chart tagged articles


A Strange Sense of Familiarity

The topic of enterprise-level collaborative software came up at work today (as such things are wont to do on a Friday afternoon), and 37signal's Campfire was brought up. As with most of 37signals stuff, it's well thought out and beautifully presented, but upon my first glance at the campfire homepage, I was struck with a pang of familiarity... [read more...]


HowTo: Add and Edit Custom Fills in Illustrator

Or, how to make even prettier pie charts

Following on from the previous pie chart tutorial, in this tutorial we’ll cover exactly how to add and manipulate custom pattern fills in Illustrator – a very powerful technique that allows for some very fancy effects. We’re only scratching the surface of what this sort of thing can be used for, but it you’re after an effect similar to that used in the Demographics of Digg post, then this is all you need to know. [read more...]


HowTo: Make Pretty Pie Charts

Using Adobe Illustrator CS2

If you remember the post about the Demographics of Digg I wrote back in early December, one of the general themes of the associated Digg comments was the overwhelming niceness of the pie charts. Being the generous sort that I am, I thought I'd do a comprehensive tutorial of how to achieve the same effect - I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS2, but the tips should apply to most of the more recent versions. [read more...]