A new and really cool chart feature that we introduced in 7.0 is the capability to add drop shadows. You can now enhance the look of the chart to simulate 3D depth for some really eye catching charts. I find myself using this new param all the time in order to give my charts a little more depth.
In our current 7.0 release we included many new cool chart features, one of them is the Highlight param. It basically allows you to add a different types of pattern fills to produce multiple effects. It’s similar to the FillPattern param but offers much more control. One particular effect that’s possible to do, is to simulate the shine of a light source.
Creating examples with an over styled look for those eye catching one off examples and showcase galleries are great for that initial wow factor. However, the eye catching bits of the chart may also be too much where they end up being a little busy and distracting.
We’re excited to announce the all new restyled KPI’s in our NetCharts Performance Dashboards (NCPD) demo. To inspire styling ideas for your dashboard projects, we have updated our entire demo with a fresh look and new selectable colors to demonstrate some of the countless styling capabilities available to display your data.
With color harmony in mind and using just a simple chart you can put more emphasis on the data shown. Using colors, you could help the viewer to distinguish the information easier as well as guide their eye to a certain area of a chart that you want to focus on.
Yup, it sure is! It’s actually quite easy to do. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
A watermark is text or a logo superimposed on top of a document or image. Sometimes it is necessary to apply a watermark to charts in order to assert ownership of the chart. On the web it can be useful to watermark a URL on a chart so that as it is published in other places such as blogs, traffic is driven to your site.
We have european customers that have asked us if our chart templates can be styled to look like the minimalistic Hichert design. The answer is: yes, off course we can!
Sometimes it’s hard to find that one particular color or set of colors that fit just right. You may also want to try other colors than the defaults.
Using NetCharts Designer you can easily build an Alert Chart that shows the negative bar values in red and positive bar values in green. This month I thought we would go over the steps in greater detail of how to build an Alert chart using a simple Bar as the chart template.