Learn about the new font family designed for Tableau 10.0.
- [Narrator] A big part of the Tableau 10 redesign is around best practices in visual design, and they've applied this by changing some of the default options for Tableau 10 worksheets. You'll see this with changes to the titles, graphs, as well as, color palettes. The overarching theme is about reducing unnecessary visual distractions and making Tableau look beautiful. So, let's go ahead and take a look at the same chart in Version 9 versus Version 10 to help illustrate some of these differences. So first let's go ahead and pull up some super store data in Version 9.
So this is just a bar chart of, you know, the sales in Version 9. So this should look pretty familiar for those of you having worked in 9 before. And now let's go ahead and jump over and take a look at the same worksheet in Version 10. And so this is the same layout in Version 10, and you can start to see, you know, quite a few of the differences right away. You know, first off the font, and we'll talk more about the font in an upcoming movie, but the font has totally been changed; the default font has been changed. The title layout has also changed a bit. So instead of having the title integrated up at the top under, you know, the row, columns and rows, it's built right into the worksheet layout so as you're designing you see it right in there.
The other part here for quantitative axes, they've added in gridlines. So the gridlines kind of carry across so you can compare the height of each bar across all of the different ranges. So the integrated gridlines is another new default option. So those are just some of the basic changes in the charts. One of the other big changes has been around the color palette. So there are new color palettes to pick from in Version 10 compared to Version 9. These are, you know, softer colors, a little bit warmer. You have new things like sunrise, sunset, the gold purple, gray warm; so just some new color palettes to work with.
But even the, kind of the base colors, so we can see in both Version 9 and Version 10, you know the blue, the red, the green, the orange, there have been slight adjustments made to those colors as well. So in both of the worksheets I had just used kind of the base orange color. But if we pull up the actual color values for the same bar, you can see there are slight changes here to the colors, and they've just kind of been warmed up a little bit. So, just some slight alterations to the base color palettes as well.
So really visual design was a big part of the Tableau 10 release, and a few of the default features have changed to improve the visual look and feel of worksheets and dashboards.
- Workbook design and formatting changes
- Custom map regions
- Variable bar charts
- Multiple data source filters
- Web authoring
- Mobile design in dashboards