How do I make a dartboard-type chart for the web?
March 16, 2012 12:34 PM Subscribe
I made an awesome dartboard-type chart in Excel, but now I'm trying to put it on the web. Help!!
posted by snapped to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I used a radar chart in Excel to create a dartboard. The dartboard displays an employee's score in each of 7 categories. They can achieve one of four scores, so there is a bullseye, an inner ring, an outer ring, and then an area outside the dartboard. When opened in Excel, there's a single unlocked cell where the employee number is input, and the chart updates when the user hits Enter. There are seven "sections" of the dartboard, and so Excel plots each dart at its proper place from bullseye to outside.
It looks great in Excel but I want something that can be done in a browser without any fancy plug-ins, just an up-to-date browser (IE, Chrome, or Firefox). I realize they may not all use the same standards currently, and Chrome has some abilities the others may not, but ideally I'd want this to work in IE.
I'm thinking that if I could just have an image of a dartboard as the background, then overlay some "darts" (either text or an image) plotted along an X & Y, I could do this. I do not know if this is actually possible. The data entry part could be freeform or dropdown box, it really doesn't matter.
Other things to know:
-I'm not a web programmer but can learn
-I'm not the administrator of the final location of this project, so I'd need to be able to create it and then hand it off to someone else as a self-contained unit
-I'm open to other solutions, but I'd prefer no flash or other plug-ins/tech since I cannot be sure that the end users will have the know-how to install anything or update anything
Feel free to tell me "no f-ing way" or "here's my contact info and I'll do it for $X", but I'd really like to figure out a way to generate this myself and learn something along the way. This is not part of something I'm being paid to do, but it is something I'd like to show to my bosses later as a "hey look at this neat thing I was able to create..." kind of project.