Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video About the exercise files, part of HTML5 Projects: Interactive Charts.
I'm very happy to announce that any member of lynda.com now has access to the exercise files used throughout this title. Naturally the information in this course is ultimately intended to be applied to your own webpages. However, you may find it helpful to work with these supplied exercise files to practice the steps safely and without creating your own examples. To begin using the files from the site, download them, extract them, and then store those files in a convenient location, such as your desktop. Or, if you're using a local web server like I am, your web server root. (SOUND) I've got MAMP running, so my files are located in the htdocs folder found in the MAMP Application folder.
The exercise files folder is organized by chapter and the chapters are broken down into its various lessons. Within the lessons chapters there are a series of items. Typically HTML, CSS, images, and so forth. All of which make up the practice file. For most lessons, you'll also find a folder named final, which contains the completed lesson file. You're free to explore this at your leisure, of course. Now you can either follow the whole course, chapter by chapter, or jump in at any point. If you'd rather not use the exercise files, you can definitely follow along with your own assets.
- Crafting the HTML
- Initializing the stage
- Adding a legend and labels
- Drawing the bars in the bar chart
- Adding anchors for interactivity
- Connecting the feedback
- Storing user progress