Graphs Articles

Visualizing the NBA Finals With Interactive Shot Charts

The 2012 NBA Finals start tonight as the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat square off for the right to hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy. As is the case when a popular sports series comes to the surface, the …

Google To Be Number One In 2007

Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney says that, based on Comscore Data, Google will be the number one trafficked website by late next year. Comscore’s top 4 currently (September numbers) stand at:

Google Graphs World Development

Google has produced a very interesting tool that plots world development indicators on a graph to compare against each other. Part of Google’s Co-op program, the tool is called the Gapminder, a “non-profit venture” that collects information and makes it viewable in visual and animated ways using Flash technology.

Web Site Analytics: Read Between The Lines (And Charts, And Graphs)

Traffic analysis is a key ingredient in online marketing success. The numbers, charts and graphs provided by your favorite web statistics software are invaluable.

“We Were Well-Paid, Latte-Drinking Vassals”

Versai’s Greg Olsen hits another one out of the park: Software’s Glorious Revolution.

Yee-hah! Charter Street Launches!

For the second time in as many months, am thrilled to announce that a new business blog is on the scene; this time it’s the Charter Street blog (“a blog about entrepreneurship, the internet, and the state of the software industry”) from Cerado customer Versai Technology.

Adding Dynamically Generated Graphs/Charts to Web Pages and Applications
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Not so very long ago adding a graph or chart to a web page or application required a fair amount of programming knowledge and was rather time consuming for even the most experienced.

Google Zeitgeist: The Year In Graphs

After a tumultuous year of natural disasters, terror attacks, celebrity hoopla, dead popes, and pop-star courtroom shenanigans, Google has released its 2005 Year-End Zeitgeist to give us a “selective view of our collective year.” Who knew a graphic rendition of the year would look like a bunch of wavy lines? My head hurts. Darn techies.

Does Location Of Your Keyword Affect Ranking?

One of our members asked for a study of keyword location on a page. Is it more effective to have your keyword mentioned in the top third, middle third or bottom third of a page?

Creating Great Charts for Persuasive Trade Show Presentations

A well-designed chart can be one of the most persuasive elements of your trade show booth display and literature. It illustrates to your customers why your product is the obvious solution to one of their specific needs. It can communicate major benefits or features more clearly than words can.

Making Bar Graphs in HTML

The visual presentation of information is often far more effective than simply stating the facts. Want to show how much your customer base has grown? Looking to compare apples to oranges? Have a frequency distribution of any sort to display? Perhaps a bar graph will do the trick.