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Check out Gliffy



Testing out GliffyReally – go check Gliffy out (also mentioned by Stephen Abram and the Librarian in Black). Now. Especially if you are in charge of your library’s website or mess around with web design.

What is Gliffy? Gliffy is a free, online version of Microsoft’s Visio, which is a flowchart, diagramming, layout, floorplan designing kind of software. Visio, while useful, has a definite learning curve, is pricey, and if probably overkill for most of us library website managers. All we really need (if we’re interested in wireframing a website) is a simple illustration or graphics application, and it’d sure be dandy if it had built-in presets for things like search buttons, textboxes, and other normal web thingies.

And that’s where Gliffy comes into play. It’s a great and easy online tool for wireframe, user interface, and web layout. Here’s a quick example to the right – this was done using Gliffy. I know it’s basic – but that’s me, not Gliffy’s fault. Here’s a link to a screencast showing how to use Gliffy to create a wireframe. It’s really pretty simple.

Also, here’s a link showing Gliffy’s wireframe example, and a link showing a web layout example.

So – go try it out!

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  • http://otherlibrarian.wordpress.com/ Ryan Deschamps

    I have been using it to help with the architecture in our re-design.

    Very useful. A couple of features that I’d like to see (bullets, comment boxes, “add text” to objects without having to re-group), but it really helped me get some ideas down on paper in a way that should give my bosses an idea of what I’m trying to do.

  • http://otherlibrarian.wordpress.com Ryan Deschamps

    I have been using it to help with the architecture in our re-design.

    Very useful. A couple of features that I’d like to see (bullets, comment boxes, “add text” to objects without having to re-group), but it really helped me get some ideas down on paper in a way that should give my bosses an idea of what I’m trying to do.

  • Andreas Herz

    Hi,

    have seen library to create applications
    like Gliffy or Visio in a WebBrowser with
    javascript (not flash)

    seen on http://www.openjacob.org/draw2d.html

    greetings

    Andreas

  • Andreas Herz

    Hi,

    have seen library to create applications
    like Gliffy or Visio in a WebBrowser with
    javascript (not flash)

    seen on http://www.openjacob.org/draw2d.html

    greetings

    Andreas

  • http://www.gliffy.com/ Debi K

    Thanks for the review of Gliffy. We are very appreciative. If you have any suggestions and/or feedback please drop us a line at our newly revamped website! Thanks,
    debik at gliffy dot com

  • http://www.gliffy.com Debi K

    Thanks for the review of Gliffy. We are very appreciative. If you have any suggestions and/or feedback please drop us a line at our newly revamped website! Thanks,
    debik at gliffy dot com

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    Thanks for the info. If it’s free and useful it’s worth gold.

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    Thanks for the info. If it's free and useful it's worth gold.

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