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10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics ? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever. Below are my two favorite infographic-making web 2.0 tools that I highly recommend. Click the name of each tool to learn more! Visual.ly One of the more popular ways to discover infographics, Visual.ly actually just launched a design overhaul of their website. Dipity Want to get a beautifully simply visualization of data over time? Easel.ly I absolutely love Easel.ly. Venngage Venngage (likely named for Venn diagrams) is a double threat. Infogr.am One of the most simple tools, Infogr.am lets you actually import data right into the site and then translate it all into useful visualizations. Tableau Public Photo Stats This one’s an iPhone app that’s worth trying out. What About Me?

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Note-Taking in a Digital Age - Online College Note-taking has evolved way beyond pencil and paper – but it’s still an effective study method whether you are learning online or on campus. How do you take notes during your classes? An image posted by Edudemic recently showed a classroom of students all snapping pictures of a projected computer screen with their smartphones.

How to Create an Awesome Infographic [INFOGRAPHIC] There's no better way to show companies how to create an engaging infographic than through outlined steps in the form of an infographic. A new infographic by Infographic Labs — first published by Performancing.com — highlights the best practices of developing a creative way to get the word out about new data. As the amount of information we consume on the Internet grows and attention spans decrease thanks to a bevvy of distractions from email to Facebook, market research firms and other companies are packaging new data in visual ways.

Visual Storytelling: New Language for the Information Age by Maria Popova We now live in a world where information is potentially unlimited. Information is cheap, but meaning is expensive. Where is the meaning? room233 - Evaluating Infographics What is an infographic? | Why use an Infographic? | An example | An Interesting Example | Discussion questions | Other examples of Infographics Infographics use pictures, images, and colors along with content to completely illustrate and understand data.To communicate a message.To present large amounts of information in a compact and easy to understand way.To reveal the data, discover cause-effect relations, and identify relationships among data.To monitor changes or trends in data. There was a very cheesy movie called Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.

Cross browser testing and IE Windows 7 compatibility - Browser Sandbox The Spoon.net Browser Sandbox makes cross-browser testing and backwards compatibility easy. Just click Run for any browser to launch it instantly. Browsers run within an isolated virtual environment, eliminating the need for installs and allowing legacy browsers such as Internet Explorer 6 to run on Windows 7 and 8. Virtualized browsers behave exactly like installed browsers. And because they run locally, you can test web applications hosted on your own development machine or on internal servers. Simply launch the browser from Spoon.net or the Spoon Console and enter your test URL in the navigation bar.

8 Google Reader alternatives In a surprise shakeup, Google has announced that it will be shutting down Google Reader on July 1, 2013. This move comes as Google tries to consolidate its services — to put more wood behind fewer arrows, as its CEO says. This consolidation first resulted in numerous services being rolled up under Google+ (including Reader and Picasa) in 2011, then a bunch of shutdowns throughout 2012, and now the shutdown of Reader and iGoogle in 2013. As Google attempts to reduce its reliance on Search, which still accounts for 90% of the company’s income, we can expect more consolidation behind a few key products: Android, Chrome, and Google+. It is time, then, to find a new RSS reader. 10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic Information can be useful—and even beautiful—but only when it’s presented well. In an age of information overload, any guidance through the clutter comes as a welcome relief. That’s one reason for the recent popularity of information graphics. Infographics are visual designs that help to explain complicated data in a simple way (mental-health emergencies at Burning Man, anyone?). But how are they created? What can we learn from the designer’s process?

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