The next time you need an infographic for your data, try www.Piktochart.com. They offer design themes, libraries of graphics, plus the ability to upload your own images and get HTML embed codes. The Basic toolset is free but limited and puts Piktochart’s logo on your infographics. A full-featured Pro version can be had with a monthly or annual subscription.
Another good option is www.Infogr.am, a free service that allows you to create interactive infographics by choosing a template, adding or uploading your data, and then enriching the look with charts, maps, text, photos, and videos.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.