The Best of Datawrapper
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Datawrapper on Accessibility
How your colorblind and colorweak readers see your colors
Red, green & brown, pink, turquoise & grey, purple & blue: How red-blind and green-blind people perceive them.
Datawrapper on Climate Crisis
What is driving our carbon emissions and what to do about it
As COP27 is nearing its end, let's take another look at CO2 emissions data.
Datawrapper on Data Visualization
What to consider when choosing colors for data visualization
Data Visualisation can be defined as representing numbers with shapes – and no matter what these shapes look like (areas, lines, dots), they need to have a color. Sometimes colors just make the s
What background color should your data vis have?
Let's look at 100 data visualizations from advanced data vis designers and beginners. Which background colors do they use – and why?
Datawrapper on Visual Design
How to pick more beautiful colors
Choosing good colors for your charts is hard. This article tries to make it easier.
«There’s no need to rely on hues from all around the color wheel like ⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤ for your visualizations. It will look more professional – and therefore more trustworthy – when it only uses a few hues and their neighbors.»
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Which fonts to use for your charts and tables
Sans-serif or serif typefaces? Lining or oldstyle figures? Narrow or wide? With lots of examples, we explain which fonts work best for data visualizations.
A detailed guide to colors in data vis style guides
How to create a color palette for the data visualizations in your organization. (You won't find a more extensive guide on this topic.)
In defense of simple charts
Simple visualizations don't need to be boring. Here's why. And how.
What to consider when visualizing data for colorblind readers
Different ways to ensure red-/green-/blue-blind readers can read your data visualizations.
Years, months, days, and hours — in one chart
How can we show vastly different time scales in one line chart? Here's an attempt.
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