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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Breweries Opened per 100,000 People

Source: The Pudding
Author: Russell Goldenberg


Best Practices:
  • Really nice small multiples layout
  • Minimal labeling on the axes
  • Sorting in a z-pattern
  • Coloring the area chart from largest to smallest to help accentuate the sorting
  • It's about beer! What's not to love?
  • Nice subtitle that explains the sorting
  • Good use of spacing between the states
  • Scaling all charts the same
  • All of the colors work well together; I'm definitely borrowing this color scheme.
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Use a stronger, more meaningful title
  • No interactivity; I can't see any individual values when I hover
  • Include a summary below each state label so we know the total breweries opened per capita

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