Tag Archives: infographics

Handout: Tools for Enhancing Stories Visually

A handout for a session at the Kansas Collegiate Media conference in Wichita. You’ll find most of these tools elsewhere on this site. Ward Online Tools, 2013

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Tools for creating infographics

If you are serious about creating infographics, I’d suggest learning to use Adobe Illustrator. It’s the most versatile program of its kind, giving you complete control over the look of a graphic. It’s great for print or static web graphics. … Continue reading

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Tech finds of the week: Tools for tweets, apps, graphics, curation

Social media / productivity GroupTweet Allows an unlimited number of people to tweet from the same account. I haven’t tried this, but I like what I see. The service seems to solve a problem that many organizations have: how to … Continue reading

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Tech finds of the week: Advice on SEO; tools for research and data viz

No one truly has a secret formula for search engine optimization. There are some logical things you can do to make sure a site gets noticed and indexed properly, though. These three articles provide checklists for things to think about … Continue reading

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Advice on creating infographics

The Do’s and Don’ts of Infographic Design Smashing Magazine provides and excellent overview of data visualization, focusing on such things as storytelling, organization, typography and color.

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How to create a basic pie chart in Illustrator

Click below to start slideshow. How to create a basic pie chart in Illustrator

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Stanford project makes data come to life

This is a marvelous example of data visualization from the Rural West Initiative at Stanford University. (Click on the image to go to the interactive map.)

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Illustrator tip and tricks

Examples and Tips for Using Illustrator’s Warp Tools From Smashing Magazine. These are also known as liquify tools and sound a bit like tools from a torture chamber: warp, twirl, pucker, bloat, scallop, crystallize and wrinkle. You use them to … Continue reading

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Chart and graph tools

Blender A free download. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux. ____________________________________________________________ Chart Gizmo Create charts and place them on a website. ____________________________________________________________ Chart Tool Allows creation of several types of graphs and charts, which can be downloaded in .png, .jpg, … Continue reading

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