This week’s ELHChallenge is to present data using interactive charts and graphs. With just 4 days until Christmas, I succumbed to the theme.
What to Chart?
There are a million Christmas-related things you could present, but I kept it light and charted the gifts given in the song The 12 Days of Christmas. I’ve never paid much attention to the totals in it, so the sheer mass by the end was a little eye-opening.
How to Chart It?
I went for a simple slider that lets the user choose the day and see the resulting total for all gifts given to that point. I tried to provide enough visual interest and information to make the concept clear – but it does assume familiarity with the song.
The Gift of a New Challenge Year
I’m hopeful that none of us give or get quite this many gifts, but I’m looking forward to the gift of a whole new year’s worth of ELHChallenges – and I hope you are too!