Most people don’t know what actually goes into a good infographic. There’s a lot more to it than just the design. There’s research, analysis, and fact-checking that you have to do long before you open Illustrator. Sarah Slobin, from the Wall Street Journal, explains how to create successful infographics. Have an idea, get the data, choose your tools, edit wisely, and above all else, pay close attention to detail.
The path to successful infographics
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How Much Americans Make
Median income only tells you where the middle is. The distributions of income are a lot more interesting.
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It seems like there’s been more player movement than usual over the years. Didn’t players used to play on a single team for the entirety of their careers?