Styling a graph visualization

Node, link and chart customization options

Visuals are not just about aesthetics. Visualizations with clever customization help users follow the story of their data for better analysis. The best styled visualizations allow you to:

  • Stand out from the crowd
  • Show the right information at the right time
  • Fit in with your product’s design language
  • Bring your UX designer’s vision to life without compromise
Style and substance

No matter what you’re working on, our graph visualization SDKs can tick all of these boxes for you. With an intuitive developer experience and dedicated expert support, your developers will enjoy using them, too – they may even learn a few new tricks.

Stand out from the crowd

Visually striking, well designed, interactive charts will stand out in a competitive market. We can help you give investors and potential customers the “wow” moment they’re looking for.

Here’s a great example showing how our graph visualization toolkits can help cybersecurity analysts explore thousands of cyberattacks in a single visualization.

This visualization shows organized criminal groups linked to their targets by various types of data breach

An interactive timebar

An interactive timebar component allows the user to follow the story as it unfolds, or examine any snapshot in time.

Node customization with colored donuts

Node customization using color coded donuts shows at a glance the type and frequency of each type of breach linked to the entity.

Filtering the chart by breach type

Filtering the chart by color coded breach type helps the user focus on specific areas of interest.

Fit in with your product’s design language

Customization adds intuitive context. Many of our customers build apps using open source tools, and worry that a new component will look like an obvious bolt-on, or confuse loyal customers.

With infinite customization options, you can use our toolkits to build a visualization component that fits in so seamlessly that existing users will feel right at home – and new users will never notice it wasn’t there from the outset.

Graph visualization of a credit card fraud investigation

Animated directional links

Features such as ping animations and rich annotations give your user a tailored experience.

This interactive timebar combines a bar chart with a line chart, that reveals transaction information on mouse click.

Chart filtered to focus on areas of interest

Smart filtering and custom styling let the user isolate important areas of the chart while keeping them in wider context.

Show the right information at the right time

Each item in your visualization needs to communicate important contextual information at the time it’s needed most.

Here’s a visualization of a network of vendors and products. Any complex network visualization needs to suit the data set behind the chart, as well as the user’s needs – “one size fits all” doesn’t work.

Here we’ve transformed our graph into our UI with interactive nodes, and given users ‘detail on demand’ with progressive reveal at each zoom level.

Zooming in from a high-level overview to explore the finer detail

Detail on demand makes for a cleaner chart – different amounts of information are revealed at each zoom level.

Node using a familiar sports logo

Custom nodes featuring familiar logos and icons help the user to make instant sense of what they’re looking at.

Richly customized node with buttons

Interactive buttons lets the user remove an unwanted entity, or even navigate outside the chart.

Bridging the gap between design and engineering

With almost unlimited customization options, our SDKs give you the flexibility you need to meet the most exacting design vision.

This visualization of an IT network makes complex connections easy to understand, and quickly reveals any potential network issues.

Rectangular combos are the perfect choice for an IT network visualization. Here they’re arranged neatly in a grid pattern, making the best possible use of the available chart space.

Visualizing an IT network to reveal complex connections and potential network issues

Custom colored alert event

Contrasting custom-colored alert events pop out from the network, helping analysts to make fast, well-informed responses.

Animated directional link

Directional links make the network connections clear, helping the user to assess risk when an asset is compromised.

Node showing detailed information

A custom badge indicates that this node represents three assets grouped in a nested combo.

Our support team

Our experts are ready to help you realize your vision

You’ll be supported every step of the way by the experts who built our SDKs. Whether you have detailed mockups or you’re looking for advice on the best solutions to meet your needs, we can get your project up and running in just a few weeks.

Get in touch for an informal chat with an expert today, and find out how our toolkits will transform your roadmap.

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