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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Social Media are Becoming More Visual

Text is still very important, but a lot of text can get overwhelming quickly. The Internet is becoming very visual. Humans process visuals much more quickly than text, so visuals can do some heavy lifting as you work on your website, newsletter or social media platforms. Working with visuals can be fun. Some ways to construct your visuals are below. 
Canva is the top choice to design visuals. Canva is available online and also as an app for iPad. The best part is that it is free and easy to use. It is a workhorse, offering a variety of content types. From pre-sized social media images and header templates to marketing materials, documents, presentations, invitations, ebooks, resumes and ads, you’ll find almost everything you need. Great tutorials are available for all levels.


When you think about visuals, photography is the first thing that comes to mind. Sites like Pixabay provide free, high quality images. Three examples from Pixabay are shown below and also in our header.

Quote Graphics
Occasionally, a newsletter, website or Facebook page needs a quote to add emphasis. Three online free services make this easy. Quozio, and Recite are easy to use and produce eye-catching results. 

In addition, there are a number of excellent apps available to make your quote graphics: WordSwag, InstaQuote, PicLab, and Paint Paper Studio.

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. Venngage and Pictochart are two online infographic creators.


Screen Shots
If a member has a question about doing something, why not take a screenshot to answer via social media or website? Screen shots can explain, exemplify, or demonstrate something. Screen shots are easy on both the Mac and Windows and cost nothing. Below are three screenshots. Two are from web pages and one from an email program on a computer. Notice the annotations. 

Are you ready to add visuals to your social media, website or newsletter? You will enjoy working with them, and your members will enjoy seeing them. Try one approach. Then try another. Let us know how you did. What was your favorite?





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