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donutty 🍩📉

Simple (but powerful) SVG donut charts with JavaScript (or jQuery)

Example of almost-default configuration
see a bunch of examples on CodePen


in your terminal, use one of the following;

yarn add donutty
npm install donutty
bower install donutty


Once you have the package installed in your node_modules/ folder by following the installation above then you may include the ./dist/ file of choice:

  • donutty.min.js
  • donutty-jquery.min.js


You may include the javascript directly in to your html files by using a direct <script> tag;

<script src="/node_modules/donutty/dist/donutty.min.js"></script>

This method is not really ideal for a modern web application, though.


A better way to include donutty is to add it to your vendor bundle, this can be done many ways with tools such as gulp or webpack. In those scenarios you might want to use the dist/donutty.js file as the entry point.


There's a couple of ways to configure donutty depending on how you prefer:

  1. html data attributes
    This way uses data attributes in the DOM (html) to configure the options of donutty
<!-- this will create a donut chart with a mininum value
    of -50, maximum of 50 and a set value of 33 -->

<div id="donut" data-donutty data-min=-50 data-max=50 data-value=33>
  1. js initialisation
    This method uses a javascript accessor to initialise and configure donutty's options
// this will create a donut chart on #donut with a minimum value
// of -50, maximum of 50 and a set value of 11

// jquery
var donut = $("#donut").donutty({ min: -50, max: 50, value: 11 });

// or vanilla
var donut = new Donutty( document.getElementById( "donut" ), { min: -50, max: 50, value: 11 });


option type default description
min Number 0 the minimum value the donut can be
max Number 100 the maximum value of the donut
value Number 50 the actual value of the donut
round Boolean true if the edges of the donut are rounded or not
circle Boolean true does the donut create a complete circle or not
radius Number 50 the radius of the donut (size, essentially, but can be made auto with css)
thickness Number 10 how thick the actual donut track is
padding Number 4 padding between the background (track) and the donut
bg String "rgba(70, 130, 180, 0.15)" the color of the background (track)
color String "mediumslateblue" color of the actual donut
transition String ¹ see below the animation which runs on the donut
text Function false ² see below a function for returning a text/html String
1 default transition

"all 1.2s cubic-bezier(0.57, 0.13, 0.18, 0.98)"
Check out all the options on CodePen

2 text function

You may pass a Function to the text option which returns a valid String. this will append a html string which can be used to visualise the value:

        text: function( state ) {
            return ( state.value / ( state.max - state.min ) * 100 ) + "%";
            // return the percentage of the donut


There are some methods available for updating/changing values on the donut chart after it has been created. These are accessible by creating a reference to the chart in javascript.

// first create the donut chart
var elem = document.getElementById( "donut" );
var chart = new Donutty( elem, { max: 500, value: 100 });

// then lets modify the values
chart.set( "value", 300 ).set( "min", 100 ).set( "max", 300 ).set( "bg", "aquamarine" ).set( "color", "slategrey" );

// or;
chart.setState({ min: 100, max: 300, value: 300, color: "", bg: "aquamarine", color: "slategrey" )
method arguments arg types description
set property, value String, Number Set a property's value (min, max, value)
setState newState Object Set the values for multiple properties (min, max, value, bg, color)


  • Please feel free to raise bugs/issues if found, and submit pull-requests. 😊
  • For additional features; please open a discussion before submitting a pull-request.
  • Follow the formatting as described in the config files.
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