Keep lines thickness in Inkscape

I am preparing some figures in Inkscape. Something that always gets on my nerves is fixing lines (border) width when scaling objects. The solution is quite simple and actually obvious.
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Color calculator

I’ve been preparing some figures, where I needed a colour palette that is visually appealing and offers good contrast between at least two colours. I am not a designer and I have no experience with these things… So, I googled a bit and I found the Color Calculator, offered by Sessions College for Professional Design.

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Rotate object around other object center in Inkscape

I had do design a simple scheme of a cell with certain markers expressed on its surface. The idea is pretty straightforward: draw a circle for the cells and draw a rectangle for the protein. But what if I want to change its position, by rotating it around the circle center?
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Cropping an image in Inkscape

Lately, I’ve been processing a lot of imaging data in Inkscape. This included arranging imported pictures, setting their size, proportions and more. I needed an easy way to crop images that have been already imported in Inkscape. Usually, I would just make sure that everything is in the correct size before importing. Well, pedantic as this might be, it is time consuming.
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Break a line in Inkscape

I have a solid line in Inkscape and I want to insert a line break, say, in the middle. The reason is that I had a relatively complex figure generated as SVG, where I need to colour some lines in half.

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