A Basic jQuery Bar Chart Plugin

A Basic jQuery Bar Chart Plugin
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A simple jQuery plugin for creating a basic column bar chart with <ul> <li> elements and data-* attributes.

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Basic Usage:

1. Create the html structure.

<div class="barchart">
<ul class="barchart-container" data-maxprice="200" data-minprice="89">
<li class="barchart-day" data-price="97"></li>
<li class="barchart-day" data-price="100"></li>
<li class="barchart-day" data-price="130"></li>
<li class="barchart-day" data-price="89"></li>
<li class="barchart-day" data-price="170"></li>
<li class="barchart-day" data-price="150"></li>
<li class="barchart-day" data-price="89"></li>
<li class="barchart-day" data-price="113"></li>
</ul>
</div>

2. Add the basic styles to your CSS.

.barchart-day {
height: 100%;
position: relative;
float: left;
display: block;
}
.barchart-container {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
list-style: none;
}
.barchart-bar {
position: absolute;
width: 50px;
}
.barchart-day-details {
position: absolute;
bottom: 0;
}

3. Include jQuery library and jQuery barchart plugin at the bottom of your page.

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="dev/js/jquery.barchart.js"></script> 

4. Call the plugin with options.

$(document).ready(function () {
$('.barchart').barchart({
barWidth: 50,
barMargin: 27
});
});

5. All the available options.

$(document).ready(function () {
 $('.barchart').barchart({
containerSelector: '.barchart-container', //the all around element
innerSelector: '.barchart-day', //everything inside is kept as element after the bar
barMaxHeight: 220,  // the bar with the highest value will have this height
barMinHeight: 80,   // the bar with the lowest value will have this height, every other bar will have this as base
barLowerMargin: 60, // the space below a bar
barWidth: 50,
barMargin: 27,
currency: "", // if data values should get a currency as suffix, set this e.g. to "$"
barClass: 'barchart-bar', // class which wraps the drawn bar
valueElementClass: 'barchart-price', // the containing element for the bar's value
lowestClass: 'barchart-cheapest',
dataMaxAttr: 'data-maxprice', // which is the data attribute for the maximum value
dataMinAttr: 'data-minprice', // which is the data attribute for the minimum value
dataValueAttr: 'data-price', // which is the data attribute for each bars value
weekendClass: 'barchart-weekend' // if bars should represent days, the weekend can be marked with this
});
});
 

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by voodoocode. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.