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Big Diagrams: Part 2

 
Gavin Andrews
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I've started drawing out my Part 2 design and have found that my diagrams get very big... if they are to be .GIFs they will be monsters (i.e. A3).

Any hints on how I should break them down to be smaller?

or doesn't it matter that the examiner will have to scroll around to get the big picture.

Are PDFs allowed? I assume not.

Thanks in advance,
Gavin
 
H. Hafer
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Hi,

the req's explicitely state that your results should be browsable, i.e. html conform. No fancy stuff. What do you think, the examiners would do with an upload they cannot handle?

If your diagrams are getting big, they are probably either too complex or too detailed or both. Especially the class and component diagrams should be very simple, that is, the should easily fit into one page.

HTH,
Harbo
 
Gavin Andrews
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on one page of...

JPG or GIF?
 
H. Hafer
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Doesn't matter. However, for drawings such as diagrams lossless compression is o.k.
GIF is always better *and* smaller for my diagrams.

HTH,
Harbo
 
Parag Doshi
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I agree with Harbo that the class and component diagram should be simple and should fit in one page easily. I am not sure about my Prepare Itinerary seq diagram
It has about 20 components and would require scrolling. I have removed almost all "details" from that diagram and am just showing message passing from one component to another..Again, as its a seq diagram and it only carries 12 marks, I am not too concerned abt one seq diagram spilling into 2 pages. The remaining seq diagrams are quite simple and not that big.

Parag
 
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Hi Parag,

You mean all your diagrams are viweable without scrolling? Mine are not.
If I reduce the size readability goes. I need to scroll horizonatlly and vertically to see it.
May be I need to do something.
 
Parag Doshi
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Originally posted by D. Rose:
Hi Parag,

You mean all your diagrams are viweable without scrolling? Mine are not.
If I reduce the size readability goes. I need to scroll horizonatlly and vertically to see it.
May be I need to do something.


Rose,
I would say, dont worry about scrolling or not scrolling. Make sure you capture everything in the requirements irrespective of size of diagram. If the tester has to scroll, well, he would just have to scroll, wouldnt he?

Parag
 
D. Rose
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Ok. I wasted my time at first by using inline diagrams in HTML. It was pain.
Now I have created links and it's much smoother.

May be others are already smart enough but still!
 
Dhiren Joshi
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Rose,
I dont think u should be concerned about scrollable gifs as almost every post I saw of past SCEA's mentioned that they had some big gifs and it wasnt a concern. No constraint of putting it all on non scrollable page.
U would miss lot of relevant information if u try that.

HTH
Dhiren
 
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