Visual Hacker News using d3.js
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HackerNews visual representation using d3.js

Elements

It should be noted that the radius and opacity of the bubbles are re-calculated on a linear scale for each page reload. So the palest on the newest might be 25 minutes old vs. 7 days on the best page. The same logic applies for radii.

Radius

The radius of a circle is directly proportionnal to its score

Opacity

Opacity should represent the post's age. The older a post is, the paler it becomes.

Actions

  • A click on a post should follow the url of the post.

  • Mouse over should display complete information of the post.

Contributing

If you use this program and want to make it better, feel free to fork and make a pull request, I will be glad to integrate enhancements.

Credits

Some of the code present in this visualisation was inspired from a blog post by Jim Vallandingham. Big thanks to Jim for a very clear and informative tutorial.

Data source

The data used by this program comes from and unofficial Hacker News JSON API hosted on http://hndroidapi.appspot.com. The API source code is available here.

License

Copyright (C) 2013 Marc-Olivier Ricard

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.