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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. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now. Designing An Infographic Some great tips for designing infographics: Keep it simple! Ideas for infographic formats include: Timelines;Flow charts;Annotated maps;Graphs;Venn diagrams;Size comparisons;Showing familiar objects or similar size or value. Here are some great tutorials on infographic creation: Creating Your Infographic Plan and research.If required, use free software to create simple graphs and visualisations of data.Use vector graphic software to bring these visualisations into the one graphic. Free Online Tools For Creating Infographics Stat Planet Hohli Creately New York Times Many Eyes Wordle

A Wearable Planter No 1 by colleenjordan Expat Entrepreneur InfoGraphic Designs: Overview, Examples and Best Practices Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. They are also used extensively as tools by computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians to ease the process of developing and communicating conceptual information. They can present a rich amount of information without intimidating you. You may be interested in the following related articles as well. Feel free to join us and you are always welcome to share your thoughts that our readers may find helpful. Don’t forget to and follow us on Twitter — for recent updates. What is InfoGraphics? Infographics are traditionally viewed as visual elements such as signs, charts, maps, or diagrams that aid comprehension of a given text-based content. Little History of InfoGraphics! Why Using InfoGraphics? Elements of Information Graphics

Book Of Art Un concept très bien exécuté avec cette série Book of Art imaginé par les créatifs Veronica et Isaac Salazar. Un pliage très réussi des pages de chaque livres, afin de transformer l’ouvrage en véritable création avec un mot en 3D. Plusieurs exemples dans la suite de l’article. Plus d’images et de créations dans la galerie. european startup ecosystem: london Editor’s note: This is a guest post by David Langer, co-founder of GroupSpaces. It was originally published as part of The Telegraph’s Tech Start-Up 100 debate series in response to TechCrunch writer Paul Carr’s views on European clones. Having observed first-hand the transformation of the European start-up ecosystem over the past few years, I am frequently surprised by the cynicism still displayed by some journalists and entrepreneurs about the prospects for European start-ups. Since 2004, 8 out of the 30-or-so technology companies that went public or were acquired for at least $1billion were European, including Skype, Betfair and TomTom. Back in November 2006, I remember sitting in a lecture at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School being delivered by Matt Cohler (employee number five at Facebook and founding team member at LinkedIn) entitled: “What is Silicon Valley?”. In the lecture, I remember contrasting the Valley with what I knew of Europe – in particular, London.

Free Vector Infographic Kit This week’s freebie is a huge vector set for creating infographics. Included in the package are over 50 elements, ranging from graphs and charts to maps and symbols. Let your infographic stand out with these bold and beautiful infographic resources. In the download the filetypes are AI, EPS and SVG so you can use this kit at any scale, easily edit the color scheme, and the data points. Enjoy! Free License Feel free to download and use this item for both personal and commercial projects with attribution back to MediaLoot. Attribution is required for free items. More from Graphic Art » Vectors What's so wrong with Comic Sans? 20 October 2010Last updated at 11:37 Comic Sans, that unassuming jaunty typeface lurking inside millions of computers, has become the target of an online hate campaign. Simon Garfield explains why normally mild-mannered people are so enraged by its use. How did schools ever advertise their Christmas fairs without it? Has a homemade birthday card ever looked so friendly written in anything else? If you wrote these questions in Comic Sans you'd have something that was warm, inoffensive and rather unsuitable, a typeface that's gone wrong. Comic Sans is unique: used the world over, it's a typeface that doesn't really want to be type. Last year it stuck out like an unfunny joke in Time magazine and Adidas adverts, and even the BBC wasn't immune, choosing the font to promote its Composers of the Year during the Proms. What can be done? Black-tie do (not) Bunny boiler - just a taste of the antipathy But why, more than any other font, has Comic Sans inspired so much revulsion? Mrs Gates' role

What books are on your "must read" list for web startups 9 Ways You Can Improve Your Infographic Pitches to Blogs & Websites Over the past year, I’ve worked on approximately 20 different infographics for a single client. One of the most frustrating things about the process has been the unevenness of the response. Even if we do everything seemingly right, an infographic might not take off. After a string of disappointing infographics, I decided to go back over every step and figure out what we had missed. Infographics are a unique type of content. But the bottom line is that standards are going to be different. Is it correct? Once all this sunk in, we started debugging our outreach process. Here are some best practices we uncovered along the way, especially after consulting two of the best experts on the topic, Chris Bennett with 97th Floor and Justin Briggs from Distilled, both of whom spoke about infographics at Distilled's Link Love 2011 conference. The following checklist is based on my experience and their advice, and designed to improve your outreach messages. What Works Personalize. What Doesn’t Work?

The DC Super-Heroes Ultimate Pop-Up Book [Video Review] - ComicsAlliance | Comics culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews This week, I picked up something I’ve been pretty excited about for a while: Matthew Reinhart’s DC Super-Heroes Ultimate Pop-Up Book! With six pages of vignettes that include the Anti-Monitor popping out, a towering fight scene between heroes and villains and a light-up Bat-Signal, I thought this thing was pretty awesome. So awesome, in fact, that still pictures just don’t do it justice, which is why today, I’ve busted out the flip camera to give you a video review of a couple of my favorite parts. Check it out after the jump! Here’s a close-up of the pop-up Lex Luthor and his totally awesome smarmy smirk: Reinhart, who also did a Star Wars pop-up, did a great job putting it together, and like I said in the video: If you like neat stuff involving super-heroes, it’s well worth checking out.

How to get quality freelance graphics design work on a budget If you’re like me, you have a burning desire to be awesome at Photoshop. It seems so easy, so within reach. Maybe you’ve learned a few tricks like making gradient backgrounds for website titles. But then you come to some bitter realizations: I’m spending way too much time on this.None of this is making my website truly awesome.Design doesn’t come from Photoshop filters; there’s color palette, page layout, consistency, compatibility with messaging, not to mention fonts other than Myriad Pro. Making your website or blog or software gorgeous means finding a great designer with more than just a copy of Photoshop downloaded from Bittorrent. Well, you’re in luck. 1. The first rule of hiring a consultant is: Maybe you don’t need to hire one! If you’re in the market for small jobs, your best bet is a marketing auction site like 99designs or CrowdSpring, or a professional database like GraphicRiver, or a site with both like DesignBay. To describe how it works, let’s assume you want a logo. 2. 3.

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. 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. To spruce up your resume, check out these four tools for creating an infographic CV. 1. Vizualize.me is a new app that turns a user's LinkedIn profile information into a beautiful, web-based infographic. 2.

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