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Repeating Diamond Title Visio Shape
March 3, 2011 – 10:41 pm | No Comment | 11115 views
Repeating Diamond Title Visio Shape

Add cool titles to your documents with this repeating shape that encases text characters in individual diamonds.

No Flash Blue Lego Visio Shape
December 23, 2010 – 6:54 am | 5 Comments | 19887 views
No Flash Blue Lego Visio Shape

No documentation of Apple-related products would be complete without the Blue Lego Icon.
Whether you’re a UI Designer or a Smart @ss, you will surely be able to put this Visio SmartShape to use!

Visio Touch Gesture UX Shapes
June 17, 2010 – 11:26 am | No Comment | 18109 views
Visio Touch Gesture UX Shapes

The frenzied launch of Apple’s sadly-named iPad really highlights how big touch-based user interfaces are these days. If you are a UX designer or are working out user interfaces, then you’ll need to include touch …

Get Web Hex Color Values from Visio Shapes
May 14, 2010 – 9:05 am | One Comment | 22273 views
Get Web Hex Color Values from Visio Shapes

Web designers and AI folks need to know what colors they are using. And they need to know precisely.
Bright red, Fuchsia  and Mauve just won’t do. They need exacting names like: #FF0000, #FF00FF and #E0B0FF.
Since …

3D Beveled Button Visio Smart Shape
April 22, 2010 – 10:12 pm | 6 Comments | 29075 views
3D Beveled Button Visio Smart Shape

This 3D beveled button shape looks good, no matter what color you make it. It comes with lots of options so that get it to look just right!

User Experience Shapes From UserFocus
June 19, 2009 – 12:06 pm | 5 Comments | 50545 views
User Experience Shapes From UserFocus

Get a cool, free Visio stencil full of people, office and document shapes for illustrating your ux research plan and process.

Turn It Up With the NW Airlines Volume Gauge!
May 15, 2009 – 3:22 pm | 4 Comments | 14885 views
Turn It Up With the NW Airlines Volume Gauge!

Re-live that 10-hour flight to Minneapolis. Then preserve it in your Visio docs forever with this nifty volume-control Visio SmartShape.

Run Circles Around Your Text With the Circle-text Title SmartShape
March 27, 2009 – 8:00 am | 7 Comments | 28533 views
Run Circles Around Your Text With the Circle-text Title SmartShape

The other day, I visited one of my favorite coffee houses in Munich: Aran. While sipping my mocha, the logo on the cup gave me the idea for a Visio SmartShape:
A title shape that automatically …

Design Web Pages With This Visio Breadcrumbs Shape
February 3, 2009 – 4:05 pm | 4 Comments | 33541 views
Design Web Pages With This Visio Breadcrumbs Shape

Learn about a free Visio Breadcrumb Shape that is feature-packed, fun to use, and will speed up your web-site designs!

Pixel Unit Dimension Line Shape
February 17, 2008 – 9:26 pm | 5 Comments | 34029 views
Pixel Unit Dimension Line Shape

Download a Visio dimension line shape that let’s you measure your web-layout, wireframe shapes with a pixel ruler! A must-have for Information Architects who use Visio for their layouts and storyboards!

Lorem Ipsum – Visio IA Text Placeholder Shape
February 11, 2008 – 7:13 am | No Comment | 22358 views
Lorem Ipsum – Visio IA Text Placeholder Shape

Spruce up your Information Architecture, Storyboarding, and Wireframe designs with the Visio SmartShape that automatically repeats a text-string of your choosing. Easily test the look of your text-layout by quickly filling regions with “dummy text” blocks.