Thursday, October 28, 2010

Make it simple

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." (Albert Einstein)

A lot of effort was spent by us in order to make Diagramo very simple.

We see a lot of reviews that highlighted that so I think we going the right direction.

A lot of people think that something simple is very simple to do but we found that it is much more difficult to make something simple then something complex.

We are trying to make Diagramo visually simple but also to offer the power of a desktop application.

Diagramo will be simple not simplistic. See here the difference.

Diagramo to SVG

We are working to be able to export the Diagramo/HTML5 generated diagram in many formats: svg, gif, jpg and png.

As any modern and decent (not IE) browser offers the option to save the canvas directly, it would have been very easy for us to just use that feature.

But because there are people that might need SVG and because IE does not have that feature, we decided to make an export to SVG.

What is nice about SVG is that once you have the SVG you can export in any format but not vice-versa.