I closed my eyes and randomly pecked 3 letters from the keyboard. “P L O” — which brought up Plotly. The Google entry described it as follows: “Plotly is at the center of our business development platform, and serves as a starting point for modeling and fitting tools. We can quickly comprehend and…” So you can just image how excited I was to jump into this one.

Turns out they’re a “data analytics and visualization tool.” Digging a little deeper, they’re cloud software that makes pretty graphs. It’s heavily focused on techy nerd stuff. So much jargon that I had a hard time figuring out exactly what they did. So I layman-ed it. (←Totally not a real word.).

Funny thing. I must’ve cached a home page when I was choosing sites for the list last week. I wrote the first 50 yesterday, and when I went back this morning to tackle the rest, the page was clearer. Still pretty tech-heavy, but I think it’s different. No more “Plotly is THE modern platform for agile business intelligence & data science.” Or maybe I was working off a landing page? I dunno…

Anyway, I made it so the average person could get a better picture of how to use their software:

Here your list.

1 Show your work
2 Plotly makes graphing fun
3 Where storytellers come to plot their data
4 Data presentations, straight to the point
5 Graph, chart and plot your data 28 different ways
6 Where analysts come to play
7 Don’t like the way your graph looks? Editing is a snap
8 The graph maker for professionals, even dummies can use
9 Complex charts made easy
10 The perfect solutions for analytical presentations
11 Results mean more when you show them with Plotly
12 The beauty salon for data
13 Making data analysis look good
14 Build the most beautiful chart they’ve ever seen
15 Easy to build, easy to share
16 Chart your path to beautiful graphs
17 Imagine how good this will make your presentation
18 Make your data sexy
19 The prettiest graphs you’ll ever make
20 Show results. Get results.
21 How to chart like a pro
22 Copy, Paste, Graph
23 Cloud-based charting software for business & science
24 Facts and figures show statistically
25 Charting made easy (with customer service, just in case)
26 Make the most impressive chart they’ve ever encountered
27 Data analysis made pretty
28 Where you lose your numbers and find your story
29 Show everything they should know about how much you’ve researched
30 Where data comes to shine
31 Create better charts in under 3 minutes
32 Serious statistical analysis made easy
33 Present your data in ways they’ll completely comprehend
34 Make sure they understand every single point
35 Better graphs for charts and figures
36 From an excel sheet to a visually-stunning graph in mere seconds
37 Analysis made pretty
38 Simple, beautiful, complex charts
39 We worked insanely hard to make your charting this easy
40 Online charts, graphs & dashboard for literally anything
41 The highest quality graphics of any charting tools available
42 Make charts and dashboard everyone can understand
43 Plot complex data, simply
44 Discover how beautiful charts can be
45 Nerd porn for statistical analysts
46 Find the chart that shows your data best
47 Charts & graphs that make you look good
48 Are you still graphing in PowerPoint?
49 The most beautiful graphs you’ve ever seen
50 Your analytics in pictures
51 Build a chart in literally 5 seconds
52 Who knew graphing could be this much fun?
53 Even if your data looks ugly, your charts can be beautiful
54 Graphs so pretty you’ll share the on Facebook (all our graphs are social-friendly)
55 Were you hoping they’d be more excited about your results?
56 Make graphs you’ve only dreamed about
57 Graphs and charts that show your results
58 Student friendly graphing tools
59 When you charts look good, you look good
60 Suddenly, all your data is beautiful
61 You’ll feel silly over how excited you get over graphs
62 12 pre-built samples, so even nerds can make it look pretty
63 Simple, shareable, beautiful graphing tools
64 Show the story behind your data
65 Graphs without limits
66 Graphing tools for serious work
67 Data is better when you can see it
68 The easy-to-use cloud-based chart platform
69 The first graphing program that makes users giddy
70 Make charts as simple or complex as they need to be. We’ll show you how.
71 Built by nerds. Designed by fashion majors.
72 Helping analysts make perfect presentations
73 The visual representation of everything you’ve discovered
74 28 ways to present your data
75 Professional quality charts & graphs, as seen on The Washington Post, The Boston Globe & Wired
76 The beautiful graph maker
77 Make beautiful graphs in under 1 minute
78 For numbers people tired of not being able to excite people with their data
79 Graph, display and share data
80 Smart data plotting that makes you look brilliant
81 Where data comes to get pretty
82 So easy to use, even our pretend girlfriend figured it out (You wouldn’t know her. She lives in Canada)
83 Charting that makes even bad results look good
84 Data unleashed
85 Collaborate on graphs without anyone monkeying around your data (set your own sharing settings)
86 Heavenly graphs that live in the cloud
87 Practical data and stunning graphics
88 Turn boring data into beautiful charts
89 Open-sourced and constantly improving
90 You’re not still graphing in Excel, are you?
91 The graph maker everyone likes
92 Charting everything under the sun
93 Present magnificent data, beautifully
94 For analysts who dream of being designers
95 Easy to use, easy to understand, graphing software
96 Easy-to-read graphs that work on every operating system
97 Visual tools for binary data
98 Plot literally anything
99 Data is only as strong as your presentation. So make it bold.
100 Create charts & graphs for better presentations
101 Even when the data says you’re wrong, you’ll still LOOK good
102 Student friendly, professionally used
103 Where data and design make sweet, sweet love

Overall: Pretty decent. Not too shabby for my first time dealing with a tech project.

Notes: I may have strayed a bit from their tech-savvy audience, but it seems more accessible now. I took the “make the reader the hero” theme and tried to focus most lines on showing them in the winners circle. Admittedly, I did a poke a little fun at nerd culture (#82), but lovingly so. This one was easier than I thought it would be. I used some of the formulas to get going but I mostly used them for guidance, rather than just following them exactly. A little more creative freedom this way. I think with a bit more polishing, there could be some great lines here.

I started pulling lines from reviews. I don’t know why I didn’t do that sooner…  #GoldMine

Time: Just over 1 hour broken up into 50/25/28 lines.

You lovely people have mentioned you like when I keep track of the total time. It’s been tough now that I’m breaking up the writing sessions, but I’ll do my best. Sometimes I go back and pop in a few single lines at a time. I’ll do what I can to show you behind the scenes on the recap after #10. Sign up below if you haven’t already.

6/100