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Typography 101: Everything a Beginner Should Know

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Typography is both an art and a technique. Once created through printed materials, typography is all about arranging type in a way that enables learning and recognition.

However, typography is more than just the design of the letters and characters -- it also involves careful arrangement and selection of point size, line length, and spacing both on a single line and throughout an entire page. If you know the basics of typography, you will be able to lay out an arrangement of headers, paragraphs, etc. in an attractive and convincing way.

Typography is absolutely everywhere -- just look at your phone, a billboard, your coffee cup, or even the different styles used in this blog post. Once you’re conscious about the fact that typography is used all around you, you’ll start to recognize the differences between typefaces and why they might’ve been selected...

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How to Create an Infographic

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Infographics are some of the most passed around pieces of content on the internet. If you browse popular social bookmarking sites like Reddit, Digg or StumbleUpon, you’ll find that infographics are regular staples of their most popular posts.
Infographics get linked to. They get passed around. They generate buzz and they generate readership.

So how do you actually go about creating an infographic?

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Data visualization primer: What they are and why they're important

Data visualization primer: What they are and why they're important | visual data | Scoop.it
Acquiring data is no longer a problem. It's everywhere, and we're already quite adept at hoarding it in databases. The issue now is making sense of all those signals and finding stories in the stream.
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Infographics: Here's How to Make Them Effective

Infographics News: news, curiosities and information about media infographics from Chiqui Estaben. Infographics Showcase: great IG gallery showcased and hosted by design firm Killer Infographics. ...
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Nuts and Bolts of Chart Types

Nuts and Bolts of Chart Types | visual data | Scoop.it

This infographic provides a quick list of the types of charts that are available for analysts/marketers out there.

I do not intend to provide a comprehensive list, neither an accurate explanation of each (you will note!) But I do provide a 'tell me which graphs you use and I will tell you who you are' cheat sheet where I describe some of the personality types of people using different charts.

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What is an Infographic?

What is an Infographic? | visual data | Scoop.it
Though the popularity of infographics has risen dramatically in the past few years, I still commonly receive questions about the various terms used to desc...
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