In this tutorial, we will learn how To Create Aesthetically Pleasing Visualizations With Chart.js. Chart.js is a free open source library that can replace the need to purchase expensive licenses for libraries such as Highcharts.
Frontend developers find working on frontend charts difficult, and that’s because they don’t typically work with
canvas or custom
svg elements. And since all chart libraries use these two methods under the hood, it’s understandable why it’s not easy.
Chart.js is a free open source library that can replace the need to purchase expensive licenses for libraries such as Highcharts. These paid libraries are often extremely powerful and you won’t find as many features in Chart.js, but there’s still a lot you can do — especially for simpler projects.
I find the default look of Chart.js charts mediocre at best, so I will explain how you can create beautiful charts using the library.
This is what a default line chart looks like, but I would never use something like this in an actual production setting because it would destroy the entire look of the dashboard: