Have you see the swarm of Info-Graphics on the web these days?
I love info-graphics because they combine facts, data, and useful information with a touch of graphic design and some creative images that make the content interesting and compelling not to mention more attractive to the human eye. Take a look at some of these INFO-GRAPHICS I’ve been saving and sharing, I think you’ll find them interesting and worth reading and sharing too.
Only 4 components are really required; You, the content, the layout, and the graphics. There are other important attributes like color combinations, selective fonts and sizes, interesting images and fact supporting graphs, charts, and pies which are cool too. But creating custom images combined with minimal text that reinforces content and messaging ensures info-graphics will capture the minds-eye, Watch!
Making effective and popular info-graphics.
Let’s start off easy making your first Info-Graphic using Info-Graphic creator by Intel. It’s called “What About Me” and it uses your social media presence to generate a cool info-graphic with ease. Simply select your Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube accounts, and Intel will create your very first info-graphic and it’s all about you. Best of all, it’s FREE. Just create it, save it and share it.
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Now there are a few other ways to make your own info-graphics. They work great on websites and blogs, and if you store them online or in the cloud, they can be easily accessed and shared with others anytime and anywhere. If you don’t have a good desktop publishing software or you just don’t feel like a graphics engineer or very creative, try using an info-graphic generator.
Vizualize.me offers you a way to make your resume into a Infographic:
Colors and fonts really do make a difference, but most people don’t put much time or effort into color and font consideration. There are many sites that will help with color schemes, here’s just a few I’d suggest as examples:
Selecting the right fonts for images and graphics can be a bit challenging too, so just for fun, go ahead and take this FONT Personality QUIZ, and see how well you do. I have no doubt you will “pass” with flying colors!
Lastly, image editing and creation can also seem tough but it doesn’t have to be so time consuming or expensive. Here’s 5 FREE sites for creative photo, graphic, and image editing that are available online and for FREE. If you’re looking for some free graphics, photos and images to use legally in your info-graphics, check out these free resources, just be sure to read and abide by their terms of service.
Now if you decide that creating info-graphics just isn’t your bag, takes too much time and brain-work, or just doesn’t seem like the best use of your creative and productive time, you can always use one of the largest info-graphic sites and libraries on the web. This is one of the Top sources for shared info-graphics on the Internet. I’ve saved the best for last, see the related links and sites below.
Related Info-Graphics Sites and Tools:
Infogr.am Creates Interactive Info-Graphics
Visual.ly Creates Your Own Custom Info-Graphics
Chart Gizmo allow you to Create Charts
Photo Stats App – First Info-Graghic Generator for iPhone
Dipity Finds and Creates an Interactive Timeline
Daytum is a Personal Visual Info-graphic Generator