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Participation Graphs go Canvas

I’ve converted our participation graphs (as seen above) to use Canvas instead of Flash. Linux users rejoice! This means the graphs should load quite a bit faster and not bog down your CPU like the Flash graphs did. I haven’t yet implemented the little mouse over bubbles that the old graphs had, but I plan to do that in the future.

You might also be interested to know that I’ve used my Open Source Friday project to implement these graphs. The project is called Primer and offers a Flash-like layer on top of Canvas that makes it easier to create dynamic and interactive Canvas-based works. It’s still very young, but I’ll be working on it every Friday and hope to get it to the point where I can redo the impact graphs with it. Enjoy!

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