Preparing posters

Many fields — and more as time goes by — use posters to communicate research results at conferences and workshops. Just as with writing a paper, or giving a talk, preparing a poster that effectively communicates your ideas and results requires a set of skills. And as with every different mode of communication, the skills are not identical as for other modes.
Here is an article from The Scientist with advice. It also provides links to other resources. It has been reprinted in the Tomorrow’s Professor blog, and can be found there as well.