The web is a wonderful thing, brimming with resources and inspiration for people wanting to present information in an exciting and dynamic way. But, sometimes, too much choice can be confusing, so we've picked 10 top sites that will really help you get to grips with it.
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01. Visual.ly (opens in new tab)
If you're after infographics and data visualization inspiration, Visual.ly (opens in new tab) is a brilliant starting point. Featuring over 33,000 examples, this site describes itself as 'the world's largest community of infographics and data visualization'. Artwork is helpfully organised into specific topics for easy navigation. Each piece also features details of the artist behind it, as well as a short description and link to the original source.
02. Pinterest (opens in new tab)
Featuring thousands of inspirational images, Pinterest (opens in new tab) is full of beautiful examples of data visualization. Simply use the keyword search tool and watch the screen fill up with awesome infographics in every subject you can imagine from artists all over the world!
03. Behance (opens in new tab)
Artists all over the world have a Behance (opens in new tab) portfolio, which makes it a great resource for finding brilliant examples of data visualization. Use they keyword search tool to find exactly what you're looking for, then organise the work by most recently posted, most appreciated, featured and more. A brilliant place to find new, undiscovered artwork.
04. Daily Infographic (opens in new tab)
This site does exactly what it says on the tin, or title. Delivering a new infographic each day, the team behind Daily Infographic (opens in new tab) spend countless hours searching the web for the most interesting, stimulating, mind-blowing infographics. They then curate their findings and choose one infographic to publish every week-day.
05. Submit Infographics (opens in new tab)
Submit Infographics (opens in new tab) by Killer Infographics is a user generated gallery, in which artists everywhere can submit their infographic to be featured on the site. Work featured comes complete with a review, link back and an audience that loves data visualization. It's all free, all the team behind the site ask for in return is a like on the site's Facebook page (opens in new tab).
06. Information is beautiful (opens in new tab)
This blog is run by London-based author, writer and designer David McCandless (opens in new tab). Being a lover of data visualisation, McCandless uses the site to celebrate beautiful information design and infographics.
07. Cool Infographics (opens in new tab)
OK, so we could spend all day looking at this cool blog that collects awesome infographics and data visualizations from all over the web. No matter what you're into, you'll find a topic on this site of interest. Cool Infographics (opens in new tab) is run by Randy Krum, president of data visualization company InfoNewt (opens in new tab).
08. Visual Complexity (opens in new tab)
Visual complexity (opens in new tab) showcases a huge range of visualizations and infographics, with over 750 projects submitted to the site. In order to help find what you're looking for among the extensive portfolio, graphics have categorised - including art, biology and music - with each image accompanied by informative text.
09. Flowing Data (opens in new tab)
Flowing Data (opens in new tab) explores how designers and computer scientists are using data to understand things better through data visualization. The site showcases some awesome infographics and visualizations, all with accompanied commentary.
10. Many Eyes (opens in new tab)
If it's inspiration you're looking for then Many Eyes (opens in new tab) is a fantastic starting point. The data visualization site features literally thousands of inforgraphics for you to browse through, as well as a tool for creating your own visualizations.
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