<-- Advertise here.

After 2 very similar posts in a very small timeframe, featuring Easel.ly and infogr.am respectively, I seem not to be able to follow the 'automatic infographics editing' scene fast enough.

Automatic resume infographics creator visualize.me has just launched Venngage [venngage.com], which aims to empower people to create beautiful infographics in minutes, so that "creating infographics [becomes] as easy as creating a Powerpoint presentation".

As a unique feature, Venngage's visual elements are displayed as pure HTML elements, which should positively influence SEO stats, page ranks and back links.

As with infogr.am, venngage is able to directly link custom data values to data-driven graphs, but offers more visualization techniques that go beyond the traditional pie chart, line graph and bar chart, and includes sophisticated techniques such as treemaps, bubble charts, word clouds, and the like. As with the other services, venngage offers the ability to combine a specific visual style with a range of configurable visualization techniques, along various editing features that range from color choices, labels and font types.

The resulting infographic can be embedded (see rough example below), downloaded as an image, or linked to.



"resulting infographic can be embedded (see rough example below)"... yeah... you might want to check that one, it gives a login box and 'access denied' type message.

I understand the motivation of creating infographics creation tools that are as easy to use as PowerPoint. The problem is, they don't seem to do anything that can't already be done in PowerPoint...

Wed 16 May 2012 at 12:03 PM

Another thing worth noting: this uses HTML for text and D3 for graphic elements. It flat out doesn't work in IE8 or earlier (I believe this makes up about a third of web traffic - a big deal).

Infogram appears to use raphael and SVG text. This works on almost everything, but probably isn't so good for SEO.

Wed 16 May 2012 at 1:31 PM

*** You do not have permission to view this infograph.***

some permission trouble

Mon 21 May 2012 at 9:48 PM
Commenting has been temporarily disabled.