I work for a general motor insurance company and currently using SAS 9.2 and Eguide 4 to build a tool that allows my managers and workmates to monitor the number of motorbikes sold on certain dates, the type of sales channels that make profit for the company, graphs to show the trend of claims frequency in the last twelve months etc etc...
Writting the SAS code is easy for me and all completed, however I am not a creative person so I am kind of stuck in presenting the data. My manager is wanting me to output the graphs and tables in a html so that every month they can just click on the different headings to access the graphs and tables. At the moment, my html contains one full page long of boring graphs and numbers. And my manager think it's too much for the eye!
So for now, I am hoping that someone can give me some interesting ways to present my data in terms of making this monitoring tool more interesting, user friendly and less boring?
1) Use the CONTENTS option on the ODS HTML statement to generate a table of contents for your report. That way, they do not have to scroll through the whole HTML file to find what they want.
2) If you generate a group of graphs that are related to one another, consider paneling them instead of sequentially streaming them in the HTML file. With SAS 9.2, you have several options for paneling graphs in HTML:
a) Use the HTMLPANEL tagset
b) Use the layout capabilities of the ODS GRAPHICS system
c) Use ODS LAYOUT (pre-production)
d) PROC GREPLAY
3) Consider breaking the report into multiple HTML files that are referenced from a report "Main Page". That way, the amount of content in each file is not so overwhelming.