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35 Excellent Wireframing Resources

Advertisement Wireframing is one of the most valuable parts of any web design project. It can save a designer tons of time by hashing out the details of a site’s architecture, functionality, and content prior to actually starting a visual design. But if done inefficiently, it can end up costing more time and can even create bigger headaches for both the client and the designer. Below are more than 35 resources for creating better wireframes, including tutorials on different methods and a variety of tools available. 1. Here are more than twenty wireframing articles, guides, and tutorials to help you improve your wireframing process. Wireframes Magazine This site offers tons of resources and articles about wireframing. Wire Frame Your Site A great introduction to the benefits of wireframing from Sitepoint. Ajax Wireframing Approaches A post in a series from Particletree about prototyping Ajax, this covers wireframing techniques. Framing the Problem An article about wireframing from ClickZ.

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The Importance Of Wireframes In Web Design And 9 Tools To Create Designing wireframes and prototypes play an important role in every web development project. Whether you’re a creative agency or an individual, wireframing your designs before development is something that can help you save your valuable time and money. “Good design must necessarily, in my opinion, have an impact on people’s lives, no matter how seemingly small. The 65 Most Annoying things about the Web Today 2.7K FlaresFilament.ioMade with Flare More Info'> 2.7K Flares × Using the Web can still be a very annoying experience! We’ve come a long way on the web today. Or have we? While we’ve innovated in many areas, we’ve also continued to disregard pre-existing issues.

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The 7 wonders of wireframes « Boagworld Design: The estimated time to read this article is 7 minutes Wireframes have become an intrinsic part of the way we work at Headscape. namebench - Project Hosting on Google Code Final list of nameservers considered: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ UMBC 5 US 56 ms | OpenDNS-3 56 ms | is hijacked: Level3-R2 62 ms | DynGuide 63 ms | NXDOMAIN Hijacking BroadAspect US 63 ms | Google Public DNS- 64 ms | Replica of Google Public DNS [] OpenDNS 65 ms | is hijacked: UltraDNS 67 ms | NXDOMAIN Hijacking Localhost IPv4 68 ms | NXDOMAIN Hijacking (www) RoadRunner NC US 68 ms | Replica of RoadRunner NC-2 US [], NXDOMAIN Hijacking (www) Comodo Secure DNS- 80 ms | NXDOMAIN Hijacking RoadRunner NC-2 US 104 ms | (excluded: Slower replica of RoadRunner NC US []) - Sending 250 queries to 11 servers...

10 Useful Usability Findings and Guidelines « Smashing Magazine Everyone would agree that usability is an important aspect of Web design. Whether you’re working on a portfolio website, online store or Web app, making your pages easy and enjoyable for your visitors to use is key. Many studies have been done over the years on various aspects of Web and interface design, and the findings are valuable in helping us improve our work. Here are 10 useful usability findings and guidelines that may help you improve the user experience on your websites. 1.

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