Scalability is important, but both options have the ability to change colors, add borders, shadow, etc
Calculated colors, colors by measure or dimension or company colors in gradients, or whatever.
With the webfont it's even possible to resize depending on values.
I think it's even possible to resize SVG, resized DIV in full DIV, not sure.
It could be an adjusted text extension, adjusted background for the current text object with the advantage and ability to show text or values within the extension. And maybe later with an onClick or tap to open a different sheet :-)
Like said before, I don't like the idea getting lost.
I'm going to play with extensions in the dark winter evenings, but maybe you like the idea and fix it before I'll start.
In that case, I'll find a new experiment (Graph.js line or radar charts :-).
Hi Fred - thanks for your contribution. What a coincidence we love infograpahics too!
I will submit this information to R&D - so it is in their systems and so it does not get missed. Just so you know, I am aware of a variety of extension capabilities that are "in-the-works" that may support all this capability and more. You may also check out Qlik Branch.
This is our developer network and open exchange - where you can download extensions, contribute and open your own project, as well as collaborate with others. You may find something already available.