I love infographics! Its a clever, pretty visual way to explain important stastics which would otherwise be drab and boring, let’s face it. Now there are sites popping up so you can do your own infographics, even without design experience. I love that and have had a look at some of the sites. Here a review:
This instantly creates pretty infographics about predetermined topics, mostly related to Twitter hashtags, Twitter users or Facebook accounts. It’s fast and fun. But admittedly not very useful unless you happen to need one of the predetermined topics. To me, it mostly seems like a forum for infographic designers.
Above is a template from Visua.ly
Infogr.am will allow you to build your own infogram using standard elements. Love the concept. However I found it a little hard to get it to do what I was after. But it shows great promise, so I will be back. There are some great people behind it.
This tool worked the best, and it is easy. You select a theme and dive straight into building your infographic. The interface looks a like a stripped-down version of Photoshop or Keynote. It is intuitive and drag-and-drop. The free version allows you to play around with three themes and download as image file. The pro version offers more themes and allows downloads as HTML or raw data.
Here is one Everplaces just made using Piktochart!