Small examples of data driven graphics -- to be used as starting points for static graphics to be further refined through Illustrator. Viewable here
For ease of use we suggest you use
srvlr to help you see your changes reflected immediately in your browser.
If you have srvlr installed using it is as simple as opening terminal, navigating to the location of you project and typing
Setting up a Mac for editing the examples
- Install Node.js from here https://nodejs.org
- Open up Terminal app
- Install srvlr
npm install -g srvlr(if you see errors you may need to try
sudo npm install -g srvlrwhich will then prompt you for your password)
- Make sure Git is installed, type
gitinto the command line. If it's not installed your Mac should take over and install it for you.
Getting a local copy of the examples
i.e. copying them to your computer. either : Download them from here
or in the terminal window type
git clone https://github.com/ft-interactive/graphics-examples.git TARGET-LOCATION
TARGET-LOCATION with the name of the folder you wish to put the examples in.
Getting you graphic off the page and into illustrator
Use the SVG Crowbar bookmarklet which is available here
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