I wrote about Getting MEAN recently, a book about building web applications with MongoDB and Express. If you're interested in this approach, a quick way to get started is Mean (GitHub: linnovate / mean, License: MIT), a module that collects everything you need together. It even includes AngularJS and Bootstrap, so you get a solid interface out of the box.
If you already understand the MVC pattern, and use AngularJS, then this is definitely a quick way to get started. It's also a handy way of getting experiments up and running quickly, which is a great way to learn.
The visualisations are powered by D3.js, and Bootstrap has been used as well.