Charts are the ideal way to represent text data in a graphical form with regards to UI, and it also enables you to present complex data in a simple way. With many free and ready to use jQuery plugins available for creating charts with ease, it’s really not so hard! In this post you’ll find a list of the newest jQuery chart plugins that allow you to present organizational charts, family trees, skill sets, data in form of a donut or pie chart, flow charts, bar charts or line charts, temperature display, seating layout display and many other forms of information presenting. These plugins are very easy to integrate and offer ample customization.1. OrgChart
OrgChart is a simple, direct and customizable organizational chart plugin for showing the structure of any organization. It allows you to display the relationships and relative ranks of various positions/jobs in a stylish way. It supports both local data and remote data in JSON format. It also supports pan and zoom, allows user to change the structure via simple drag/drop nodes, and has touch enabled plugin for mobile devices.
jOrgChart is a plugin that allows you to render structures with nested elements in an easy-to-read tree structure. To build the tree all you need is to make a single line call to the plugin and supply the HTML element Id for a nested unordered list element that is representative of the data you'd like to display. If drag-and-drop is enabled you'll be able to reorder the tree which will also change the underlying list structure.
4. Simple Donut
Simple Donut is a jQuery plugin written in HTML, Sass and jQuery. This plugin is used for creating a donut or pie chart to represent text data in the form of a chart on the web page. Converting an existing donut chart into a pie chart can be easily done by changing a flag in the jQuery code
5. Stiff Chart
Stiff Chart is a jQuery plugin which allows you to generate an animated chart to represent the relationship between HTML DOM elements. It is ideal for organizational charts, family tree diagrams and a variety of other similar charts. It also supports various options to customize the charts by changing the colour, width, layout type, etc.
6. Seat Charts
jQuery Seat Charts (JSC) is a full-blown seat map library. It will generate an accessible map, legend, handle mouse & keyboard events and finally give you powerful selectors to control your map. Building your map is fairly easy with jQuery Seat charts, you can literally pass an array of strings which represents succeeding rows.
This is a mini jQuery Chart plugin that replaces HTML Tables with a donut chart representation of the data in the table. It also has support for labels and legends on the chart.
BarChart is a responsive, adaptive and highly customizable jQuery plugin that provides interactive bar chart presentation for specified user data. It supports vertical and horizontal positioning, toggling bar's sections in real-time and works on mobile platforms as well as on desktop.
9. Skills Bar
Skills bar is a free, simple, lightweight and configurable jQuery plugin that creates animated horizontal bar indicators to showcase skill sets in percentage. The plugin makes use of jQuery's animate() method to animate the skill bars while loading.
Circliful is a fully responsive jQuery chart plugin that animates the presentation of information in a circular design. It doesn't make use of any images as it is based on SVG and jQuery. It can be used to show circular timer, progress indicator, donut or pie charts and for any information to show in circular form.
CircleChart is a nice and easy to use jQuery plugin for drawing circular charts. It helps to draw animated, customizable, circle style charts. It comes with tons of options for creating various charts.
TempGauge is a mini jQuery Temperature styled Gauge plugin that replaces temperature values with a temperature Gauge. It allows you to add temperature labels, set min and max temperatures and change the gauge fill colour.
Barfiller is a simple jQuery plugin that gives you percentage-based animated bar filling. It will auto re-animate on window resize to fit any screen sizes. It also allows you to use different colours and set different durations for animation for each bar.
Growraf (pronounced grow-rough) is a plugin for flot charts, which produces smooth animations using requestAnimationFrame wherever possible. Growraf checks if the current browser supports requestAnimationFrame (prefixed or not) and (if there is no support) falls back to setTimeout, which ensures that it does work on old browsers also.
Water Bubble Chart is a jQuery plugin to render your data into a water bubble chart (or liquid bubble chart). For instance, it could be used on your resume to describe the extent to which you mastered some skills, or to serve as a progress bar for completing a specific task.
KlondikeChart is a jQuery library for creating responsive, customizable, html5 canvas based line and/or donut charts. It is dependent on the jQuery jCanvas plugin that makes the HTML5 canvas easy to work with.
17. Sweet Donut
Sweet Donut is a jQuery plugin for making sweet donut charts on HTML5 Canvas elements for an array of numeric values.
cssCharts.js is a simple, lightweight jQuery chart plugin to create a simple donut, pie, bar or line chart with DOM nodes. The advantage of this plugin is that you can easily style the chart with CSS. You can also easily convert the donut chart into a pie chart just by adding a CSS class named "pie-chart".
20. Simple SkillBar
Simple Skillbar is a jQuery plugin for displaying animated skill bar set. It makes use of HTML and HTML 5 data attributes to define width, height, colour and background. If not specified, then it uses the default values. The options for width, height and colour can be specified in the HTML tag or it can also be set via jQuery.
To conclude, these jQuery chart plugins can help to represent text data in various chart formats with lots of fun and unique customization. Most of these plugins are easy to integrate and all they require is downloading their library and including its reference. These plugins can be used to present an organizational chart with a hierarchy, showcase skill sets, create bar charts, create flow charts, bar charts or line charts and showing temperature values.