Highcharts Cloud for DIY Interactive Charts

Highcharts Cloud allows you to set an interactive chart online in a record time, without a single line of code. The animation below shows how to create and publish an interactive chart in less than 30 seconds:

Charts are automatically hosted on the cloud, which means you can add them to any of your web pages, reports, articles or  blog posts. You may also share charts you create with your colleagues, allowing them to modify or update them thanks to the team and group features.

As you go through the different stages of publishing a simple chart, you’ll realize how easy and simple it is to use. Starting with how to furnish charts with data, where you have a few options:

  • Direct data input into the editor.
  • Copy/paste data from an Excel file.
  • Drag and drop a CSV file.
  • Link the editor to a Google spreadsheet.

Whichever way you chose, just be sure that your data is properly organized and labeled, to avoid any surprises.  If you have every created a chart in Excel, you should be well prepared. For more detail about how to best prepare your files or data click here.

There is a variety of chart types to choose from, such as Area, Bar, Line, etc.

You can customize your chart in multiple ways, from changing the series color and the background, adjusting the labels format, selecting fonts, using a theme and many more. The cool thing is that no coding is necessary for any of these customizations.

Highcharts Cloud saves you both time and money. You may now create interactive charts without the need for a developer or charting expert to tweak some code.  No more cross-departmental coordination for what should be a simple task.  Just roll up your shirt sleeves and do it yourself!

Nevertheless, with great power comes great responsibility.  You still need basic knowledge of how to prepare data for visualization. Here is another tutorial that may help you get up to speed.

Think you are ready to start charting? Go ahead and try the tool. Feel free to share your own experience and comment.