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 Draw.io and “mind mappers” like Coggle.it and MindNode. But they…