Wednesday, 3 August 2011

10 Best Infographics of 2010 - UPDATE more

What a year it has been. So much has happened this year in social media – arguably 2010 was the year of the infographic. Sure, it isn’t the first time infographics have been abound, but the proliferation of them really made the world of social media stop and take note.


1 – The Almighty Dollar: Mapping Distribution of Income By Religious Belief

Quite possibly one of the more controversial infographics this year, GOOD and Column Five do a great job showing a distribution of wealth across the USA by religion:

2 – The Subjective Timeline of the Best Gifts Ever

If you were 5 in 1985, this should be remarkably accurate for you. 

3 – Fun and Interesting Facts About The White House

Fun and interesting facts about White House
[Source: This Blog Rules]

4 – The Melted Mind of a Film Buff

For your movie lovers out there, Column Five Media was asked by MySpace put together a wonderful look inside the mind of a film buff. I personally would have liked to have seen a bit here for film noir, but to each his own:

5 – The iPad: Apple’s Next Gold Rush

Inasmuch that 2010 was the year of the infographic, 2010 was also a killer year for Apple with the advent of the iPad. GigaOm had a great iPad infographic that does a great job showing its meteoric rise:

6 -Public Versus Private Cloud Computing

Wikibon features an interesting take on public vs private cloud computing, Star Wars style :)
Public Versus Private Cloud Computing
Via: Public Versus Private Cloud Computing

7 – Evolution of the Hipster


8 – John Deere Chronological History

John Deere Chronological History Infographic
Via: MachineFinder

9 – Everything You Need to Know About Fast Food

Everything You Need to Know About Fast Food
Via: OnlineSchools.org

10 – How Much Does It Really Cost to Raise a Kid?



UPDATE
Ok, well I found another great collection of infographics here and thought I would drop them onto the end of this post, I suppose it makes this MEGA post a bit more like a homage to infographics, rather than simply the best of 2010, but hey!

This next collection comes from Alvaris Falcon at Hongkiat.com


designers infographics Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know


Freelance to Freedom

An epic infographic that applies well to both web designer and graphic designer. Really scared me as it plotted down all my freelancing experience, and I hope you reached the last stage.

freelance to freedom Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Colors


Color Theory

Basic color theories summed up in 1 infographic, which can be a handy reference sheet.
color theory Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

How Do Colors Affect Purchases?

Color is crucial factor to generate a good amount of sales, and this infographic shows you why.
colors affect purchases Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Color Of The Year 2010

Beautifully designed infographic that presents the favorite color for year 2010, picked by 1000 people from 137 countries.
color of year 2010 Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Colors Of The Top 100 Web Brands

A detailed infographic that reveals powerful colors of the web which are colors implemented by major internet companies in their branding.
top 100 web brands colors Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Colors Of The Social World (Wide Web)

Based on the data provided by Themeleon, this infographic shows the color preference of Twitter users when it comes to their profile design.
colors of social world Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Colours in Cultures

Color usage for 84 subjects from different cultures such as American, Chinese or Japanese, plotted in one comprehensive infographic.
colours in cultures Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Do You Need A New Logo?

Do you need a new logo? This infographic can help you get the answer.
new logo decision Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

How Would You Like Your Graphic Design

Extremely truthful infographic to show your client what their design would be with their (mostly impossible) needs.
graphic design decision Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Should I Work For Free

A perfect guide for designer and freelancer to decide which project you should work for free, just follow it and you are free from trouble.
work for free decision Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

So You Need A Typeface

Here’s a helpful guide for you to choose a suitable typeface for your current project.
typeface decision Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

State Of The Internet: Summing Up 2010

Well designed infographic revealing the current state of the gigantic internet.
state of internet 2010 Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

All You Need To Know About Web Designers

Distribution of age, gender, education, charge per hour rate or probably all you need to know about web designers.
all about web designers Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

A Visual Guide To SEO

A great reference for those who just started to dive more into SEO.
seo visual guide Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Understanding Google PageRank

Google PageRank is an ever-changing algorithm, yet we can find some of its traits from this infographic.
understanding google pagerank Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

The Essential Do It Yourself Guide To Successful Linkbait

As most results of linkbaiting are often less satisfying, this infographic teaches some essential steps to achieve effective linkbait.
successful linkbait guide Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Article Optimization

Instructional infographic with step by step guide on optimizing an article for search engine indexing.
article optimization Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Periodic Table of Typefaces

Carefully designed with the same categorizing concept of traditional periodic table, this masterpiece lists out 100 of the most popular and influential typefaces nowadays.
typefaces periodic table Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Most Common Fonts By Operating System

A pretty long list showing most popular fonts by operating system which is a good reference for setting fallback fonts for your website or projects.
common fonts by operating system Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Good Information Design

As there are lots of different views for good information design, this infographic explores the key components to form a good information design.
good information design Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Fastest Ways To Lose Customers

Probably everything you need to know to avoid losing potential customers.
fastest ways to lose customers Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

HTML 5

Detailed introduction about HTML5, with a few comparison to Flash.
html 5 Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Semantic Web

Semantic is a term that often confuse web designer, this infographic explains the concept of the semantic web effectively with comparison method.
semantic web Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

The Anatomy Of A Perfect Landing Page

A must-see infographic for web designers to build an effective landing web page that actually attracts users.
perfect landing page anatomy Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Performance Comparison Of Web Browsers

As different web browser has different capabilities, this infographic acts as a good reference on showing the difference of capabilities for major browsers, which are also rarely mentioned in common web articles.
browser performance comparison Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

Apple, Flash and H.264

A full introduction about the famous issue, Apple drops Flash and embraces H.264 video format.
apple flash h264 Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

How Cookies Work On The Web

Still can’t understand how cookies work? Here’s an infogprahic with relaxing images to tell you what web cookies are, and how they work.
how cookies work Infographics for Web Designers: Information You Ought to Know

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