Gliffy makes it look easy

There are several things that make me cringe with most Web-based applications. Platform really doesn't matter that much, since I've seen more than my share of bad apps written in Java, JavaScript/DHTML, Shockwave or Flash; it's usually a matter of UI and functionality failings, but either one can be exacerbated by a misbehaving stack. Having just taken Gliffy for a quick spin, I can say that it doesn't seem to s

There are several things that make me cringe with most Web-based applications. Platform really doesn't matter that much, since I've seen more than my share of bad apps written in Java, JavaScript/DHTML, Shockwave or Flash; it's usually a matter of UI and functionality failings, but either one can be exacerbated by a misbehaving stack. Having just taken Gliffy for a quick spin, I can say that it doesn't seem to suffer from any of these ailments. So far, I'm incredibly impressed with the UI, the functionality is superb, and the whole application feels like a look at the next level of application delivery.

If you haven't played with Gliffy yet, take a few minutes and register. It provides 80% of the functionality of Visio without the hassle of even installing an application. Exports in SVG, JPEG, and PNG formats, and is simply a great example of an extremely well executed Flash application. Bravo.

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