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10 Tools for Creating Great Info-Graphics

10 Tools for Creating Great Info-Graphics
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Timeline JS - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use. Thumbnails are only shown from Flickr, Youtube, Vimeo etc. That was done for performance reasons. Having a very large image file as a thumbnail really slows down the timeline. Flickr, Youtube etc have actual thumbnail sized images that can be used that don't cause performance issues. Phil Bradley's weblog To the Chair of a professional library interest group, I’m angry, depressed, sad and disappointed that I need to write this open letter to you. You sent a member of your group onto two courses that I ran, and the total cost was £198. I try and keep my costs as cheap as I can because I think making sure we have well trained and informed professionals is important.

The 5 Best Free Tools For Making Slick Infographics It's not enough to simply write about data any longer; the world wants visuals. While there are many professional information designers making a name for themselves, such as Nicholas Felton of Feltron.com, the majority of these digital artists are up to their eyeballs in high-paying work. Where does this leave you? Well, if you want to spruce up your documents, blog posts, and presentations, there are some free tools online that can help. Toolbox Set 1: 8 Kick Ass Tools & Resources Your Business Should Know About I’m always on the look out for new tools and resources to ensure I waste less time, become more efficient and make sure my money stretches further. The thing is there’s a plethora of them out there and new companies springing up every day with cool services or products to help you run your business better. This can all get a little overwhelming, and if you’re like me you’ve probably signed up to several of these in the hope that they will transform your life and then never logged in again. In my mind these tools or resources either didn’t fill enough of a need at the time or weren’t user friendly and so I abandoned them. However I’m here to try as many as I can and test them on your behalf – I’m just that kind of gal.

FLICKR TOOLBOX: 100+ Tools For Flickr Addicts Flickr is back in the news this week with reports that it will add video. But we're still loving the photo-sharing element: here's 100+ ways to get even more out of the popular photo site. Desktop Applications 1001 for Mac OS X - Allows batch uploading and can notify you of new photos uploaded by your friends. Background Switcher - Will auto-change your desktop background on a Windows machine at intervals of your choosing from a pool of photos you pick. Desktop Flickr Organizer for Gnome - Desktop organizer for Linux that allows online and offline work on your photos and tagging. 10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics Advertisement Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog.

15 Online Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Know Of In the past I have written up posts about tools designed to help a blogger, but now I am focusing on business oriented tools. These tools are great for those looking to start their own business or to improve on an existing one. Almostmeet Almostmeet, by the folks at Dabbleboard (see below), is a great way for teams to meet online and collaborate together. Perhaps not as good as working in person, it is ‘Almost’ as good. With a text box in addition to the audio/video chatting as well as the whiteboard teams can really work well together.

How to attribute a Creative Commons photo from Flickr Yes, the absolute correct way! I previously asked how you credit a CC photo from Flickr. Since then I’ve been doing my research and here is the results – The correct way to credit a photo. You need to follow the guidelines set by the license. I’m only going to address attribution. According to Creative Commons you need to: 4 Simple Tools for Creating an Infographic Resume This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. As a freelancer or job seeker, it is important to have a resume that stands out among the rest — one of the more visually pleasing options on the market today is the infographic resume. An infographic resume enables a job seeker to better visualize his or her career history, education and skills. Unfortunately, not everyone is a graphic designer, and whipping up a professional-looking infographic resume can be a difficult task for the technically unskilled job seeker. For those of us not talented in design, it can also be costly to hire an experienced designer to toil over a career-centric infographic. Luckily, a number of companies are picking up on this growing trend and building apps to enable the average job seeker to create a beautiful resume.

Tools » Hands-on Rapid Innovation We’ve placed these tools here as a reference for you when you’re developing your ideas, pushing through your rapid innovation cycles and other technology development. We’d like to stress here that use these resources as you see fit. Not all resources are created equal and we’d never suggest you RELY completely on any one tool.

svg-edit - A complete vector graphics editor in the browser SVG-edit is a fast, web-based, JavaScript-driven SVG drawing editor that works in any modern browser. 2014-04-07 SVG-edit 2.7 was released (Note that Google has discontinued new project Downloads via Google Code so we had to commit the zip package into the 2.7/stable branch). Features detailed at VersionHistory. 2013-11-07 community conference call (You can listen to the recording) 2013-10-10 community conference call (You can listen to the recording) 2013-04-09 community conference call (You can listen to the recording) 2013-02-12 community conference call (You can listen to the recording) 2013-01-15: SVG-edit 2.6 was released

5 Unbeatable Types of Infographic + Free Tools to Create Them An infographic (information graphic) has been a very effective way to bait for links and social media votes for ages. Like anything else, it can be done right or wrong (I am sure you have seen dozens of poorly implemented infographics by now and maybe a few really good ones). How to create a good one? Porta photo album generator A no-nonsense, hassle-free photo album generator Porta turns an image directory into a neatly formatted web photo album. Besides being free its primary virtues are: It's fast, it's simple to use, it's lightweight, and it produces clean and uncluttered web pages that will load fast and look good in all modern browsers.Example album using HTML Example album using SimpleViewer Giambattista della Porta (1535-1615) was the first to add a convex lens to the camera obscura.

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