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Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.
Check them all out: http://www.infographicsarchive.com/create-infographics-and-data-visualization/
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Via Robin Good, Mithuhassan
Like all new technology, social media changes fast.
Just trying to keep your head around all of the different platforms, how to approach them and, of course, how to design for them can be a full time job.
Social media has proven itself as a crucial component of a brand’s marketing mix, but with the many different platforms, it can be very difficult to put forth a consistent brand image online.
The [Ridiculously Exhausitive] Social Media Design Blueprint features all of the major design dimensions for all of the major platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIN, YouTube, Pinterest and the most recent entry, Instagram.
Via Lauren Moss
Educate yourself about the importance of visual information on your website. With infographics, you will gain a lot more traffic for your growing website.
Visual information is processed faster by the brain, with 90% of all the information that we take in is visual. But the thing with visual information is also that unless it’s a really good story or article, people don’t want to read through a whole page of text when he or she could do something else more fun. So, throw in an infographic with visual information, and you’ll have a winner...
Via Lauren Moss
Do you know the power of a good Twitter hashtag? This infographic and story should infuse you with new confidence that Twitter is the right tool to use.
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Via Gust MEES
It seems like every week, there’s a new example of how images can be used to improve your results on social media.
One of the most recent examples is from Twitter, which released data showing that tweets with images generate 35 percent more retweets than those without.
Via Scott McElreath, robosheauk
According to Wikipedia, infographics are “graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.”
Simply put, it means taking data, organizing it, and making it visually digestible by converting it into graphs, charts, maps, and visual stories. Without having to read large amounts of text, the viewer can easily process the information that is being shared and is given the chance to explore a topic in a highly engaging way.
Visit the link to learn why and how infographics work, the benefits of infographics and the process behind creating them, including best practices and examples...
Via Lauren Moss
Learn how to create stunning infographics - without spending hundreds of dollars on a graphic designer or losing your mind - in just 30 minutes or less.
Via Baiba Svenca, Abi Woldhuis, BookChook, michel verstrepen, Dolly Bhasin
An easy way to create infographics and posters with ready-made visual themes.
Wow -- I see several templates I'm going to use today for my work with clients. What fun! This platform looks easy to use and I hope it is. Talk about some great visual storytelling!
In the meantime, I hope you find some templates you can use. Enjoy playing!
Thanks to fellow curator Baiba Svenca for finding this and sharing!
This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;
Via Baiba Svenca, Karen Dietz, Becky Gaylord