by Daniel Miller

Patch cord design: how to give your GUI an analog look

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Imagine a GUI widget that leverages the full power of control flow without the user ever having to write a line of code... “Patch cords” are a powerful and under-appreciated strategy for bringing interaction to your web app.

In the browser, you’re probably most familiar with them from flowchart apps like and “mind mappers” like and MindNode. But they…