I’ve made my own handwritten font for those moments when you are “sketching” network diagrams and it is free for you to use.
Sometimes it looks right in the drawing tool but doesn’t look right in the document. I forgot about balancing the image with the way that it looks on the page with words around it. Another post in my series on Network Diagrams.
I’ve unearthed and updated a guide to creating network diagrams in Visio. I wrote the first versions in 2010 using a custom software and finally worked out how to export the data. If you ever wanted to
Network diagrams that show overlay networks take some getting used to. Here is my current method for producing a stacked layers idea for overview.
Making diagrams aesthetically appealing with visual impact is better documentation. Choosing the correct fonts on network diagrams will improve your network diagrams significantly. Here is some work on how to choose a good font and some recommendations on the best free fonts for your machine.
In the last week I’ve been moving to use bolder and brighter colours with a flatter look on my diagrams. When I loaded iOS7 onto my iPad this week I wrote a post on my personal blog describing the feel of iOS7 as “Feels like My Old Disco Outfit”. Therefore I call this colour scheme […]
I’ve been working on a lot of diagrams lately and pondering how to represent network architectures. I’ve been reading The Visual Display of Quantitative Information to get some inspiration on different approaches. I continue to be fascinated by the power of a network diagram that is well thought out and visually pleasing. And this fascination has led to my own focus on different network diagrams. In this post I’m thinking out loud one the different ways to represent information.
It’s a lesser known fact that one in ten caucasian males have colour blindness. In networking, we often rely on colour diagrams and coloured cables for a key services. Have you ever given any consideration to colour in your designs ?
Are you a painter or an artist ? Are you an engineer or a designer ? Can you Paint with a Hammer?
You want to put text on a line, but it’s the wrong direction or along the line. Here’s how to get that right.