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Vitaly Friedman's Notebook: List of nifty tools for drawing diagrams, charts and flow-charts

List of nifty tools for drawing diagrams, charts and flow-charts
  » Aug 18, 11:53 AM

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Being a web-developer means not only being able to design web-sites or program their functionality. Sometimes it also means to be able to explain complex issues clearly and be able to present to your potential customers reasonable and convincing arguments – in order to find the best compromise between the customer’s wishes and the standards you respect. In fact, it is essential to make sure the customer understands which advantages you are actually offering and why this or that layout and markup are better for a given web-project.

Developing web-sites over the last few years, I’ve been stumbling over the same problem over and over again: how can I visualize my idea easily and quickly? Since human being is used to visualize things, trying to understand the idea behind them, recently I’ve spent hours googling for useful tools and tutorials which would help me to create images – mostly, diagrams, charts, chart-flows etc. to visualize my personal ideas to my potential clients.

The results of my search were initially published in one of the most popular German Web-Magazines Dr. Web in German; however, I’d like to present them to the even broader audience – and in English. If you have any further suggestions, ideas or constructive criticism, don’t hesistate to comment on this article!

List of nifty tools for drawing diagrams, charts and chart-flows

(compiled by Vitaly Friedman)

List of nifty tools for drawing diagrams, charts and flow charts


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