Infographics and Mobile Browsing

Famous Movie Quotes

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I don’t know about you but I love the movies and I love movie quotes.  Flowing Data created this chart of AFI’s top 100 famous movie quotes and I made a point to blow it up so I could see it better.

But it didn’t render as clearly as I would like on my mobile devices and that is something that marketers/publishers and any one else who uses websites to promote information needs to be aware of.

With the proliferation of tablets and smartphones you can make a common sense call to try to cater to the mobility crowd and feel relatively confident that a substantial number of your readers are coming to your site from mobile devices.

If it were me I would still check my analytics to see how most people were reaching and reading my site and then do my best to use a responsive design to ensure that most people would have a good experience browsing my site.

Infographic Challenge

If you are among the long time readers you know that I have a love/hate relationship with Infographics. The challenges of trying to build an effective one that works in multiple browsers and devices plays a sizable role there too.

It is not just a question of fact checking but the effort to make sure you have something that can be easily read. To be clear I am not saying I am against using them at all, because I think the benefits outweigh the negatives.

A good infographic is highly sharable and easily repurposed for use multiple times.

What about you? Do you have any thoughts to share?

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2 Comments

  1. Frank Strong February 5, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Definitely love/hate. How did the “standard” size become so standard. Seems naturally at odds with mobile.

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