This post provides an overview on how we design Datawrapper to assist in creating high quality. Hint: No as easy as it looks.
Datawrapper is a browser-based tool, which means that we work hard on keeping the balance between simplicity and complexity. The goal is to make Datawrapper the best viable option to create good charts in very short time and help to avoid the typical and most common charting mistakes.
Make no mistake: Excel is great, Illustrator is great. But Datawrapper is actually about achieving something else: Letting editors create high quality charts quickly, without compromising the quality and visual clarity. So far we are very successful doing just that, with more than 250.000 charts created by more more than 40.000 users.