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How to Create Custom Buttons in Power BI

How to Create Custom Buttons in Power BI

Paul Waller

In this post we will talk through a step-by-step guide for how to design and build custom buttons in Power BI. We'll start with the basic foundations of shape and form, to applying icons, states, and actions with the view to extending your brand collateral across your report design and UI.
Visualising Technical Content - How we Design our Blog Headers

Visualising Technical Content - How we Design our Blog Headers

Paul Waller

In this post we will be talking about our graphic process from conception to finalisation. We will look at Icons, Pictograms, Ideogram, and how we utilise this form of design to illustrate abstract technical concepts within our blog header graphics.
How to Build a Branded Power BI Report Theme

How to Build a Branded Power BI Report Theme

Paul Waller

This is the first post in a series where we begin to explore how to translate a companies brand and visual identity into Power BI report, and how adopting a new platform could mean that you need to extend your visual identity and brand language to include Power BI
Generating custom themes in Power BI – A designer's perspective

Generating custom themes in Power BI – A designer's perspective

Paul Waller

Its good to feel challenged and pushed out of your comfort zone. In this post I talk about custom Power BI theme and share some handy tips for styling Power BI reports.
How to dynamically choose the correct font colour based on a background colour in Power BI tables.

How to dynamically choose the correct font colour based on a background colour in Power BI tables.

Ed Freeman

Making your Power BI reports accessible is crucial, and one important aspect is legibility. If you're using background colours to represent certain categories, then you need any text that's used in conjunction with that background to be as clear as possible. This blog demonstrates how to dynamically select the best font colour to overlay on any chosen background colour.
Guardian Masterclass - An introduction to Data Visualisation

Guardian Masterclass - An introduction to Data Visualisation

Paul Waller

A few years ago, I attended a Guardian 1-day Masterclass - Introduction to Data Visualisation. What I did not know then was that it would have a profound effect on how I view design. This blog is a recap of that day and reference points to consider when designing and creating graphics for data visualisation.
Donut chart corkscrew entry animation with d3.js

Donut chart corkscrew entry animation with d3.js

Jonathan George

In this post we show a smooth entry animation for D3.js donut (or pie) charts, using a combination of a sweep and a zoom to give a corkscrew-like effect.
Creating a PowerBI report with DirectQuery and multiple SQL Database sources using Elastic Query

Creating a PowerBI report with DirectQuery and multiple SQL Database sources using Elastic Query

Alice Waddicor

Sometimes you want to build a Power BI dashboard that pulls in data from two different data sources. In this blog post Alice Waddicor demonstrates how you can use DirectQuery and multiple databased via ElasticQuery.
Querying the Azure DevOps Work Items API directly from Power BI

Querying the Azure DevOps Work Items API directly from Power BI

James Broome

Azure DevOps Work Items offer a lot of power and features out of the box, but sometimes you need insights that Azure DevOps doesn't natively provide. In this blog post Director of Engineering, James Broome, shows how you can use the Azure DevOps Restful API to generate insights and even use Power BI to visualise them in this step-by-step guide.