Quartz magazine opens its fancy chart software

by Curtis Lee Fulton

Quartz, the sexy news magazine over at qz.com, says it’s opened its chart software called Chartbuilder. The software is now free to use and modify, and aims to make it easy for web developers to quickly knock out a data-driven chart and post it online.

The Chartbuilder documentation says professionals should use the software if:

  • You’re a writer, blogger, reporter who hates the way screenshotted research reports and excel charts look in your stories
  • You’re a graphic designer or graphics editor spending too much time making simple charts in the same style
  • You’re a developer at an organization looking to add consistency to employee generated charts

Example Chartbuilder graphic