Yesterday while planning my About pages, the subject of infographics came up. I thought infographics were the sort of thing incredibly talented designers draw up on their industrial steel worktops.
It’s not true. The same designers probably uphold this lie to keep them in business. There are in fact several easy-to-use sites where you can make your own infographics. Best news is that it doesn’t even have to cost you. Here is a simple infographic about how to make your own! //my.visme.co/embed/create-an-infograph-ac7b4a
The biggest problem I found when using these sites was the fact that they don’t necessarily let you publish your own designs unless you upgrade. That is annoying. Venngage is a good example of a site that was easy and pleasant to use, but downloading your design seemed to be impossible without a premium plan.
Easel-ly was my personal favorite, since it allowed downloading and was easy to use. For some reason it seemed to require a lot of processing power, though. It made my computer huff and puff. Here is one I created quickly about my pet likes and dislikes. It’s not beautiful, but it is informative! I might put it up on my About page. To get more icons and stuff, it would only cost three bucks a month to go on a premium plan, which is really quite cheap. And no, I’m not affiliated with these guys.
There are probably other good sites that I didn’t try yet. You can find one listing of such sites here. Or just Google free infographic tools.
If you get more into this kind of thing, you can go one better and learn how to use a free tool such as Inkscape to make your own infographics and vector graphics. That way you can get more personality and oomph into your designs.
Well, this was fun. You should try it, too! But be careful, it’s so much fun that you might easily get addicted and pollute the Internet with low-quality work. I know I did.
Oh, and before any designers get all upset: I realize that to get a really nice-looking infograph you might need some help. So for professional results, go to a professional.