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How to keep tabs on your dashboards with new enhanced analytics

by Paul Buffa

Discover how you can use Observable's new project analytics feature to track viewer engagement, analyze usage patterns, and ensure your dashboards are effectively utilized.

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Crafting data colors and staying on brand

by Jeff Pettiross

See how we created the Observable 10 color scheme and pick up some tips and tools for effectively coloring your charts and dashboards.

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How to add interactivity to an Observable Framework dashboard

by Robert Kosara

In a previous post, we looked at how to build a dashboard for 15- and 30-year mortgage rates using JavaScript and Observable Plot. Now we want to add simple interaction to it, to let the user pick the year they’re looking at. The reactive nature of Observable Framework code, and Observable Plot, make this very easy

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Data Workflow

Data loaders for the win (...-win-win)

by Allison Horst

Learn why data loaders are a "win-win-win" for dashboard and app development: a win for polyglot teams, a win for performance, and a win for decision-makers.

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How to build a dashboard with Observable Framework and Plot

by Robert Kosara

With Observable Framework, you can build dashboards entirely with code. But what does that look like? How does layout work, how do you prepare the data, how do you create the charts and make them interactive? In this series of blog posts, we’ll answer these questions and more.

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Observable 2.0

by Mike Bostock

Observable introduces a new open-source static site generator for creating fast, beautiful data apps, dashboards, and reports.

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Scheduled notifications in Observable

by Chris Cooning

Automate sharing of charts, distribute query results, and reports. Send scheduled notifications via email or Slack to enhance team collaboration and make timely decisions with ease, all within a secure, streamlined workflow.

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Improvements to AI Assist: Now supporting Observable Plot, D3, and more!

by Hanna Woodburn

AI Assist can now help you write code in Observable Plot or D3 and can answer questions that you have about our platform. Give it a try for free without needing to use your OpenAI API key during the month of October.

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ICYMI: September 2023 product release recap

by Hanna Woodburn

Doing data work is hard enough as it is, which is why we are streamlining your data workflow and improving the experience of using Observable. Stay focused and keep moving your business forward with data.

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Observable and D3 visualizations: Everything you need to know

by Observable staff

While D3 is a staple among data visualization practitioners, it’s not always known how closely connected it is with Observable’s platform. In fact, Mike Bostock built Observable with D3 in mind.

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ICYMI: August 2023 product release recap

by Hanna Woodburn

Work more quickly in Observable with AI Assist and the new Add Cell Bar.

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