The goal of this upgrade is to make the library easier to use. The main change is custom styling is built in, no longer needing a css file, and you can set a color property to change the color of the entire annotation for easy styling.
d3 Annotation: Design & Modes
In today's data visualizations, annotations are few and far between. When you do see them they are all styled the same and only discussed as part of the final product in a context-setting mode.
There are many more ways they could be used to better communicate with our audiences. In this post I discuss two topics Annotation Design and Annotation Modes to explore more uses for annotations.
A d3 module for making annotations in a reusable way. Because implementing annotations is difficult. But it shouldn't be.
Drawings inspired by Mary Oliver's Blue Horses.
A series of data visualizations on Farmers' Market data from data.gov
Sick of making legends for your visualizations? Here's my solution, d3 legend a module for d3.