We had shared a lot of useful resources about CSS/jQuery recently. Today, I am going to share useful resources and plugins to create a stylish chart. Graph and Chart are very effective ways of showing data.

There are a lot of different methods to generate graphs/charts. For example, you can use Flash, Javascript, CSS, or server side script such as PHP or ASP to generate them. Today, we are going to look into Javascript solutions to generate charts.

Update: We have another article that covers tutorials and resources on creating graphs and charts using CSS(without Javascript/Flash).

1. Creating accessible charts using canvas and jQuery

This article show you how to use fgCharting, a jQuery plugin to convert HTML table into a stylish chart/graph. This plugin support several different types, such as line, filledLine, additiveLine, additiveFilledLine, pie, bar, additiveBar.

2. Emprise JavaScript Charts

This JavaScript Charts supports a lot of features and has a very good documentations. However, it is only free for personal use.

3. Flot

Flot is a pure Javascript plotting library for jQuery. It produces graphical plots of arbitrary datasets on-the-fly client-side. The focus is on simple usage (all settings are optional), attractive looks and interactive features like zooming and mouse tracking.

4. Canvas Pie Chart with Tooltips

This Mootools pie chart class is based on Stoyan Stefanov’s Canvas Pie.The code now requires less html markup than the original.

5. jQuery Google Charts


6. jQuery Sparklines

This jQuery plugin generates sparklines (small inline charts) directly in the browser using data supplied either inline in the HTML, or via javascript.

7. moochart

moochart is a plugin for MooTools 1.2 that draws bubble diagrams on the canvas tag. Future versions might include pie, bar & line graphs.

8. JS Charts

JS Charts is a free JavaScript based chart generator that requires little or no coding. With JS Charts drawing charts is a simple and easy task, since you only have to use client-side scripting

9. ProtoChart

ProtoChart is a new opensource library using Prototype and Canvas to create good looking charts. This library is highly motivated by Flot, Flotr and PlotKit libraries.

10. Raphaël—JavaScript Library

Raphaël is a small JavaScript library that should simplify your work with vector graphics on the web. If you want to create your own specific chart or image crop and rotate widget, for example, you can achieve it simply and easily with this library.

11. PlotKit

PlotKit is a Chart and Graph Plotting Library for Javascript. It has support for HTML Canvas and also SVG via Adobe SVG Viewer and native browser support.

12. Flotr Javascript Plotting Library

Flotr is a javascript plotting library based on the Prototype Javascript Framework and inspired by Flot.Flotr enables you to draw appealing graphs in most modern browsers with an easy to learn syntax.

13. Yahoo! UI Library: Charts

The YUI Charts Control visualizes tabular data on a web page in several possible formats including vertical columns, horizontal bars, lines, and pies

14. TufteGraph

TufteGraph is a beautiful jquery Chart plugin.