Lightweight jQuery plugin to render and animate nice pie charts with the HTML5 canvas element
Easy pie chart is a jQuery plugin that uses the canvas element to render simple pie charts for single values. These charts are highly customizable, very easy to implement, scale to the resolution of the display of the client to provide sharp charts even on retina displays, and use requestAnimationFrame for smooth animations on modern devices.
This plugin supports all major browsers that support the canvas element. With excanvas you can even render the charts on IE 7+8.
To use the easy pie chart plugin you need to load the current version of jQuery (testet with 1.7.2) and the source (css+js) of the plugin. You can also use bower to install the component:
bower install jquery.easy-pie-chart
Then just add the following lines to the
head of your website:
The second step is to add a element to your site to represent chart and add the
data-percent attribute with the percent number the pie chart should have:
<div class="chart" data-percent="73">73%</div>
Finally you have to initialize the plugin with your desired configuration:
You can pass a set of these options to the initialize function to set a custom behaviour and look for the plugin.
|barColor||#ef1e25||The color of the curcular bar. You can pass either a css valid color string like rgb, rgba hex or string colors. But you can also pass a function that accepts the current percentage as a value to return a dynamically generated color.|
|trackColor||#f2f2f2||The color of the track for the bar, false to disable rendering.|
|scaleColor||#dfe0e0||The color of the scale lines, false to disable rendering.|
|lineCap||round||Defines how the ending of the bar line looks like. Possible values are:
|lineWidth||3||Width of the bar line in px.|
|size||110||Size of the pie chart in px. It will always be a square.|
|animate||false||Time in milliseconds for a eased animation of the bar growing, or false to deactivate.|
|onStart||$.noop||Callback function that is called at the start of any animation (only if animate is not false).|
|onStop||$.noop||Callback function that is called at the end of any animation (only if animate is not false).|
|onStep||$.noop||Callback function that is called during animations providing the current value (the context is the plugin, so you can access the DOM element via
If you want to update the current percentage of the a pie chart, you can call the
update method. The instance of the plugin is saved in the jQuery-data.
Thanks to Rafal Bromirski for making this dribble shot which inspired me and Philip Thrasher for his CoffeeScript jQuery boilerplate
onStepoption to get the current value during animations