Passing It Forward

By Liza Mock on Dec 15, 2015 in Stories

“We want the clients who ‘shop’ with us to only have the best,” said the young woman showing us the ropes in a sorting room at St. Anthony’s. “What makes it to the second round should be in pristine condition.” On a recent Friday afternoon we laid down our laptops to sort clothes donated to…

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How to Draw a Venn Diagram

By Liza Mock on Dec 03, 2015 in Stories,Tips and Tricks

Although Venn diagrams are sometimes associated with our younger years, these super simple, circle-based diagrams are useful in many aspects of adult life. Named after John Venn, who conceived the notion in around 1880, Venn diagrams visually portray the relationship between two or more sets of things so you can quickly see differences and commonalities…

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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

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

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

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

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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