A collection of weblinks to help with designing your media projects.

 

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COLOR

color wheel Adobe Color CC - An online app that enables you to try, create, and save color schemes. Use the interactive color
 wheel, presets, and individual sliders to edit the colors in your themes.

 

typetester Paletton Color Scheme Designer - An online app for producing harmonious color schemes in several color spaces
 including RGB and Pantone. Also, shows how colors will appear to various conditions of color
 blindness for
 accessibility.

color hexa Color Hexa - A free online tool providing information about any color and generating matching color palettes for
 your designs. Also, converts colors to their equivalent in RGB (Standard Web), CMYK (Standard Print), Hexadecimal,
 HSL, HSV, CIE-LAB / LUV / LCH, Hunter-Lab, XYZ, xyY and Binary.

 

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TYPOGRAPHY

word Wordmark - An online app that detects the fonts installed on your computer and helps you choose the ideal
 typeface for your project by comparing them.

 

type typeconnection - An online app that lets you choose typefaces that work well together and learn typographic terms,
 type history, and find the perfect typeface(s) for your project.

 

typetester Typetester - A website that lets you compare a large selection of fonts side to side, which can be uploaded straight
 from your computer. Perfect for developing websites and testing designs for online media.

 

fontstruct Fontstruct - A website that allows you to design and create your own fonts using their online software. Includes
 a gallery of user-created fonts and competitions to provide ideas and inspiration.

 

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DATA VISUALIZATION

Canva

 Canva - A website for design presentations, social media graphics, and more with thousands of layouts.

 

 

Piktochart Piktochart - A website for designing Infographics with plenty of layouts to help you get started.

 


visual.ly Visual.ly - A website of data visualization and infographic examples. Provides assistance in organizing and displaying
 data. Includes a gallery of professionally-designed examples to kickstart your imagination. 

 

info Infogram - An online tool to design and share interactive data visualization: Interactive Maps, Charts, and
 Infographics.

 

gephi

 Gephi - An advanced, open-source data visualization and graphing software. Appropriate for network and data
 analysis. Requires downloading and installation.

 

tableau

Tableau Public - A free data visualization tool to help create interactive visualizations for websites or to share online.

 

  

bloq

 Creative Bloq - A blog post with a list of 8 free tools for creating infographics (some of which are listed on this site).

  

 

table Periodic Table of Visualizations - A collection of visualization methods for displaying and understanding information.
 It is organized into data visualization, information visualization, concept visualization, strategy visualization, metaphor
 visualization, and compound visualization.

 

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FREE & STOCK MEDIA

The links below are freely-distributed media resources that you can use in your projects.

  • Wikimedia Commons - This site is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound, and video clips).

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