Visme, what is that already? Skip right to next paragraph if my internal thoughts bore you. (I’ve decided to go for no spaces before question marks. Just feels more natural. Well, for all my loyal readers out there, two so far and I am number two, last week I announced how I will test three sites to learn infographics. I even surprised myself, I didn’t actually think I would do it but I did! I’ve started loving being able to give my opinion, to share what I’m interested in and the idea of having a real blog. You know, the one you keep up with and make money off. Some sort of proof that I am doing things and they matter. Or at least proving to myself that I am doing something. So, here we are one week from my first post on infographics and today is the amazing(ly) boring Tuesday, and so it’s time for episode #2 of #Tuesdayinfographics. Eps obsession. Like I’m having a show or something.)
Following last Tuesday, I’ve tried out three infographic making sites; venngage, vismo and google charts respectively. Just as I promised. Verdict?
→ go for vismo
- venngage is hard to understand
- google charts is incredibly complex
- vismo is coooooool
I always go for the ‘coolest’ ones, right? Well, the fact is that for google charts…you kind of need to understand coding. Which I don’t. Plainly, before I could actually “create” something, I need to read a whole manual and go step by step by step by another step before I have the faintest idea of what I’m doing. For all the haters of this thought out there, I believe in google’s capabilites…but charts is not exactly user-friendly. I don’t plan to give up though, I will get to it, I promise.
Next, but actually first, Venngage is the first one I tried out. As I told you, I have these nostalgic feelings for venngage and as it turns out, they do still have my old account active there. But, dreams are short-lived. It’s not really free anymore. You can create 5 infographics a month for free which is very little and you can’t even download them. I’m not entirely sure what you can do with them once you create them but I’m afraid not much. The site itself has great credibility partners that use it like google or etc but I am definitely not at that level yet. I cannot afford to pay for the subscription going from 20 eur on if I can’t use the heck out of it to drive traffic to my page to make literal money off of it. Still, if I make 5 infographics a month that will be an amazing achievement already! So I am sticking with it for sure.
Another reason, and we are staying with venngage here, is the fact that it is very easy to use. I like the tutorial kind of things but I like to “wander around” – clicking on whatever and seeing what happens before I go into step by step thingies. There is this cool feature where you make a form (like a rectangle) over different objects and then with one clicky movement you can move them all at once.
It is like holding control and clicking on things so you can move them at once in Powerpoint for example.
Now what you’ve been waiting for. Vismo. So, the fact is, I haven’t really used their tool yet (except a photo and a phrase on it, super basic) but I have downloaded their free e-book called A Non-Designer’s Guide to Creating Memorable Visual Slides by Visme. This is GOLD. Golden information. I am on page 55, where the first call to action (CTA) is situated and honestly, I am in! Want it, need it, whatever they do, it seems good. To be clear, the e-book is not about their tool, not so far at least but it shows you very clearly what you could do with it! And this is what we want – see what is possible in comparison to where we are now. It is a pleasure reading it. I will include some screenshots, maybe some notes and will soon leave you for this episode that I will call “I’ve already learnt a lot!”