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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Infographics

This guide provides a list of resources for learning about and creating infographics.

Introduction

Easel.ly's goal is to enable novices to create infographs without the hassle of having to learn a complex system. they intentionally mirrored Microsoft Word in order to reduce the learning curve and create an intuitive experience. All of their features are clearly labeled with large buttons that are easy to identify and use. Additionally, their pre-formatted designs allow you to create a poster within minutes. This is a good option for people who need a poster fast.

 

Strengths

  • Simplified layering process
  • A search feature which locates stock photos that can be integrated onto your project - no need to worry about copyright!
  • A lock feature prevents elements from being moved
  • Webinars and articles to improve your understanding of infographic design
  • Group feature to enable sharing and collaboration

Drawbacks

  • Only 12 templates available in the free account
  • Limited number of graphics
  • Easy to grab the wrong object when objects are placed near or on each other
  • Only available in seven sizes

 

The Benefits of Pro Accounts

  storage Download Formats Watermark Content Privacy
Basic none

Low resolution

None

60 images

10 fonts

Public

Pro none

High resolution

PDF

None

Professional made templates

50+ fonts

Uploadable content

Private

 

Sample Infographic

Land Bank infographic