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Most designers wireframe their designs in one way or another, even if it just involves them making quick sketches on the back of some scratch paper. Wireframing is an important part of the design process, especially for more complex projects. Wireframes can come in handy when you’re communicating with clients, as it allows them to visualize your ideas more easily than when you just describe them verbally. This guide covers what you need to know about website wireframes to get started. Why You Should Wireframe Your Web Designs Wireframing is really the first step in the design process.
By Todd Warfel Published: January 8, 2007 “Our consumers are typically product managers, software engineers, and visual/graphic designers. Most of the time, they want something tangible to take with them, write notes on, and use to build their product or service.”
Possibly the biggest mistake in any development project is failure to plan. Recently, the owner of a prospective start-up told me that planning was unnecessary and a good developer could just start coding. This, I promise you, will end in tears. Wireframing is one of the first steps in your planning process and arguably it’s one of the most important ones.
As we move into the next decade of web design, it's time for us to reevaluate our understanding of wireframes—a tried and tested user experience staple Riddle me this: How do you piss of a UX professional? The answer: Call him a “designer” . These days, user experience professionals look down on the word “designer” because it implies that their primary role is to paint pretty pixels. UX is more than that, they clarify.