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This article was published on May 22, 2012


    Infogr.am launches so you can create your own beautiful and interactive infographics

    Infogr.am launches so you can create your own beautiful and interactive infographics
    Drew Olanoff
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    Drew Olanoff

    Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for onlin Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for online charitable movements. He founded #BlameDrewsCancer. You can follow him on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or email [email protected]

    If you read things on the Internet, like The Next Web, you’ve probably seen an infographic. The art of the infographic depends on how what data is being presented, how cleanly, and how attractively. A well-done infographic is more interesting than a text-only post of data.

    The only problem with this type of content is that it’s extremely difficult to do if you don’t have a staff of designers and statisticians. Managing the data, creating a layout, testing the design, and getting sign-off on an infographic before it goes live is a long and frustrating process.

    One company, Infogr.am, wants to make the infographic creation process an easy one that anyone can do. I think they’ve done their job, as their application is absolutely awesome.

    Whether you’re a journalist, marketer, or PR person, you’ll find this tool helpful. Heck, even if you like to play around with numbers you’ll probably lose hours messing around with Infogr.am.

    Infographics made easy

    All you have to know about creating an infographic with Infogr.am is the data you’d like to include. The site lets you pick from themes, allowing you to then fill it out with data using a WYSIWYG editor:

    The site’s design is gorgeous and very responsive, so it’s easily to jump back and forth between multiple projects that get saved to your library. Without having to know a lick of code, you can fill out your infographic with all of the key points that you want to include:

    I guarantee that you’ll be able to figure out Infogr.am as soon as you sign up with your Facebook or Twitter account. Depending on how much data you want to include in your infographics, you can publish and then embed your first work of art within minutes.

    The company comes to you via HackFwd, one of Europe’s most interesting pre-seed investment companies.

    Give it a shot and let us know what you think in the comments.

    Infogr.am