How to embed transparent Tableau visualizations into portals and apps. Should I do it?

Live interactive version here

How to control the opacity of a Tableau Embedded Viz Object?

<div id=”vizContainer” style=”opacity: 0.8;”></div>

Does it even make sense to use transparency on visualizations?

Live demo here.
Live demo: Try it out some combinations of opacity and backgrounds here.

Data first. Worksheet transparency enables you to create beautiful, stunning dashboards. However, keep in mind that the subject of your data should always drive the formatting and analytical usefulness and readability should always come first. When choosing background images, ensure that those images aren’t obscuring axes, labels, or marks. For starters, stick with visually simpler background images with long stretches of uniform color like a blue sky, the sea, etc.



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