Humor: Khaaaaaan You Make a Flowchart?

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Look: what can you really say about humorist, scientist, alcohologist, and legend Luke McKinney? He’s Canadian, which means he’s from Canada. He’s male, which means he’s (probably) got a handlebar mustache. He’s a freelance writer (like me), so he’s indubitably brilliant, handsome and debonair. He’s also got the skinny on Star Trek. I (to my…

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The Subway is a Thing of Beauty

By Zack Kushner on Oct 22, 2009 in Tips and Tricks
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Until I saw this poster, I didn’t think of subway maps as either beautiful or flowcharts. This one though, created by NYC graphic designer/illustrator Erin Jang, is both. Erin’s nephew’s had a subway-themed birthday party and she made this one-glance map for him that includes all the places and subway stops that he’d rejoice over….

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Flowchart Excellence

By Zack Kushner on Oct 12, 2009 in Tips and Tricks
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You don’t have to be fancy to get your point across, but there’s a reason graphic designers stay in business; beautifully presented information is more likely to be looked at, understood and enjoyed. Take a look at these two flowcharts from the New York Times and you’ll see what I mean. Click through to the…

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Humor: We Understand

By Zack Kushner on Oct 07, 2009 in Tips and Tricks
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At Gliffy, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to present information in a visually compelling fashion. We’re not the only ones. All over the net people are creating funny, fantastic flowcharts and diagrams. Starting today, we’ll be reposting our favorites on this blog and, where possible, sharing a little bit about the…

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Geocaching Guide by Gliffy

By Keith Rockhold on Oct 30, 2008 in Tips and Tricks
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My hubby and I started Geocaching through our local state park system. We’re hooked! The downfall has been trying to explain our adventures to friends and families, so I came up with this nifty Gliffy Flowchart to explain the process: We’ve found that Geocaching is an active way to explore our community and places we…

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Does Your Vote Count?

By Keith Rockhold on Sep 24, 2008 in Tips and Tricks
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As the election season ramps up here in the United States, let’s take a moment to ponder the question: does your vote count? Here at Gliffy, we implemented the JIRA public issue tracking system. This system logs all the feature requests, reminds us of the typos found on our website and tracks our progress on…

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Moving Gliffy Diagrams

By Keith Rockhold on Jan 10, 2008 in Tips and Tricks

Looking for a way to move your floor plan diagram? Here is the best way to move your Gliffy Online diagram from one document to another without having to reference another page: With the diagram you’d like to move open: 1) Decide the items you’d like to move 2) Click on one shape you’d like…

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