I’ve been making a few charts for my business to visualise a bunch of data in our project management system.
And generally, we are finding it a really powerful way to get a top-down view on a tonne of stuff.
However, we are REALLY struggling with the auto-colouring.
When you have three charts - all related - above each other on a page, it becomes extremely confusing when an item in one chart is a different colour to the same item in the next chart.
So “sound post income” in a monthly income bar chart might be blue, but in a pie chart for the year to show percentages, its yellow. Repeat for three or four different items, and its confusing. Turns out people pay WAY more attention to colours than they do the labels!
Help files say there’s currently no way of assigning colours. However, my brief time with coda has told me that there’s often hacks / undocumented ways around some of these things???
See here from our test data (I’m just playing with things here)