How do you eat an elephant?
One bite at a time.
How do you build an infographic in Piktochart?
One block at a time.
The infographic below consists of five blocks (numbered to help you see them).
Blocks can contain any element Piktochart accepts:
- Graphics (icons, pictures)
- YouTube or Vimeo video
For infographics, blocks can be any height you wish and up to 1980 pixels wide. Each block can have a unique background and its own look and feel. Blocks can be cloned or deleted with a single click.
Blocks not only allow you to split your infographic into sections, but also give you the flexibility to rearrange sections after you've completed your design. For example, in the infographic above, you can easily move any section above or below any other section.
- To add a new blank block, select the block you want the new block to be positioned under and click the Plus sign button. A new block the same size and background color as the selected block will appear.
- To move a block UP in the flow, click the Up Arrow icon. To move a block DOWN in the flow, click the Down Arrow icon.
- To clone an existing block, select it and click the Clone button. All of the elements of the selected block will be copied to the new block.
- To delete a block, select it and then click the Delete button.
- To modify block height and width, click on the Gear icon. You can choose one of the pre-set sizes (600, 800, 1200 pixels) for width or type your own (up to 2980). Blocks can be any height you wish (which is why you see so many very tall infographics!).
- You can modify block height by dragging on the bar handle between blocks. Drag up to decrease block height or drag down to increase block height.
Chip Off the Old Block
Currently, Piktochart does not have a way for you to copy blocks between infographics. However, you can select all of the elements in a block and copy them. Then, simply paste those copied blocks into your new infographic.
For more information about Piktochart, visit the Piktochart website.
If you are interested in learning how to create creative and intriguing infographics, sign up for my three-hour live, online mini course: Infographics with Piktochart: Quick Start.