by Torstein Hønsi
The bar chart is exactly the same as a column chart only the x-axis and y-axis are switched.
The bar chart have the same options as a series. For an overview of the area chart options see the API reference
The bar chart can be used as a trellis chart by drawing several bar charts in a grid. Here is an example using a HTML table with four bar charts:
The example can be found at http://jsfiddle.net/highcharts/VqruM/.