I’ve developed an infographic detailing tips for content and formatting on a website and list the sources at the end. The completed visual is here. Double click for a larger image:
I loved creating this infographic, but mainly because of the topic. It lent itself to great design in my opinion, which is important when developing this type of content. Sometimes an idea will inspire design, especially if it has a visual element such as “anatomy.” We automatically think of the human body, but the idea works figuratively as well.
Developing the infographic was simple. This system is still intuitive, from what I recall from my first review. I started by selecting a template which fit, and then adjusting to my liking. Not every template will provide the look you want, so the benefit is that you can delete or add elements after you choose it.
Next, icons. One of the cornerstones of infographics is the heavy use of image, or emphasizing the visual element. I placed icons throughout, next to the title and each heading. You can find relative icons in the “Graphics” section. I also dragged and dropped shapes to flesh out the design.
For example, to animate the statistics—94%--I dragged and dropped a shape and connecting line. Also, most every image comes from Visme’s library.
My only issue was the lack of emoji, and not simply emoji developed for this platform. It is possibly just a personal preference, but I like the emoji from my smartphone. So to find a similar image, I had to run a search online to place around the “Social Proof” section. Visme’s library lacked emoji images familiar to me. I think that the platform could benefit from the use of the popular versions that are currently a part of pop culture.
Last but not least, I also liked the variety of formats for downloading the image: PDF, JPG, PNG, and HTML5 (a coding language).
I would recommend this platform for someone who wants to develop an infographic as a type of business content. I think it would work particularly well for a beginner, but also for people with more experience creating infographics.
Here is a link to their website if interested in check them out. (Visme.co).