Sarah Slobin has a great new advice article about the preparation and care of infographics. Slobin has cooked up graphic brilliance at The New York Times, Fortune, and now the Wall Street Journal, so she knows her stuff. The 7 1/2 Steps to Successful Infographics is a fun, step-by-step guide, filled with good learning and smart advice. Sample quote: "You may want your data to tell a certain story, or think that it tells a certain story, but you must respect what the numbers actually say." And when you're done reading, you can cruise on over to Slobin's website and see some nifty infographic examples of what she's talking about.