UML History & Use Cases

By Liza Mock on Nov 16, 2015 in Tips and Tricks

Unified Modeling Language, also known as UML, is used to create blueprints of software systems. It defines the elements and relationships of a project to help clarify goals before coding begins. As the project develops, UML helps redefine goals and objectives to keep things moving along. Let’s take a closer look at UML and find…

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The 10 Hottest SF Startups Right Now

By Liza Mock on Nov 11, 2015 in Latest & Greatest
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If the tech world has a heart, it’s located right here in San Francisco. This is the city where you can’t walk two blocks without seeing meandering groups of people wearing matching t-shirts with smart slogans about SaaS. Whether it’s SoMa, the Mission or the ever-evolving Tenderloin district, SF has become to casually clad techies…

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Comprehensive List of Shape Libraries & Templates

By Liza Mock on Nov 06, 2015 in Video Tutorials

When you first open Gliffy diagrams you’ll notice that our shape libraries live on the left hand side of the editor. All new accounts start with: Basic, Flowchart & Swimlane shapes pre-selected. Scroll to the bottom and you’ll notice an Images section. This is where you’ll be able to upload custom images and shapes. Have…

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Connectors: Tips & Tricks

By Liza Mock on Oct 21, 2015 in Video Tutorials
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A diagram wouldn’t be a diagram if it didn’t have connectors indicating flow. That’s why we wanted to make sure that you knew EVERYTHING Gliffy connectors can do. HOW TO USE CONNECTORS LIKE A PRO Connector vs. Line Tool The Line Tool draws straight lines between shapes. The Connector Tool draws lines that can curve…

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Djedi Discovers 7 Eleven

By Liza Mock on Oct 15, 2015 in Latest & Greatest
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The pull of Djedi’s hunger was strong within him. Apparently having a metal body had done nothing to curb this human urge. His belly rumbled, his thoughts full of beef, bread and beer-the three Bs of his diet. Karl, who preferred to eat buildings, bridges and bays was at a loss as to where to…

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How to Add Custom Logos, Images & Shapes

By Liza Mock on Oct 12, 2015 in Video Tutorials
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Everyone’s diagramming needs are different, which is why we’ve made it easy to import any SVG, JPG or PNG image or library of images into Gliffy. Having custom images is a great way of making diagrams fit your individual needs and if you work with a team it’s a fast and easy way of establishing…

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New Features: Visio VSDX Import & Mindmaps

By Liza Mock on Sep 28, 2015 in Latest & Greatest

We’ve just released the latest updates for Gliffy Online and Gliffy for Confluence & JIRA, and they’re big. Additions Include Gliffy Mindmaps Mindmaps are the latest addition to the Gliffy family. They’re great for brainstorming and have their own set of shortcuts, making them fast and easy to create. To learn more click here.Microsoft Visio…

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The Return of Djedi

By Liza Mock on Sep 27, 2015 in Latest & Greatest
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Our robot mascot Djedi has been making cameo appearances in various disguises on our blog, at conferences and in emails. He is a champion of Gliffy company values and we felt it was high time we gave him his own starring role. Without further ado, we’d like to invite you to read the first in…

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