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Damn! It’s not yet available in Europe
And yes, sometimes I do make a quick sketh of my webdesign, mostely it’s very ugly lol. If I don’t make a sketch I just can’t get my head concentrated and I start changing everything
I’m old skool so I draw things out on graph paper first which gives me an idea of how it will look; you can also cut stuff out to scale and move it around physically to see how different layouts might look.
Can you guys link to the wireframe software you use please? Thanks!
B.T.W can you explain a little bit more about the wireframe thing? I mean,Before designing I always draw the design on a paper. Does the wireframe software replace it, or it is another part before using PS? And what do you do with it?
That is what I use. Wireframes can replace sketching layouts, but I don’t use it for that. I use OmniGraffle to do simple workflow flow charts for complex sites.
It’s only for macs Can I make both progresses? (drawing & wireframe) Does it make any sense?
For those who need an introduction to wireframing, checkout the following:
Free? tools for sketching/wireframes
These are just some to get you started. No doubt that many of you will be able to do what you need to do with these and the cool thing is there free!
I first sketch with a pencil / paper, then create a wireframe and then a prototype with Axure to show it to the client.
What’s the point of prototyping?
If you just create a layered design on Photoshop for… let’s say 8 hours, then you proudly present it to your client and he wants just a few “minor” changes (remember this)? Those “minor” changes might take you up to 2 hours to correct, and imagine you have to make changes to all .psd’s that represent the page design. Or, if you have coded the design, you might have added features that weren’t noticeable just from the design.
Here comes wireframing and prototyping. You have a lot of tools for fast editing of anything, you can also add interactivity to items to let the client see what will happen if you click here in there. It’s like comparing Procedural programming to OOP , or compare combining programming layers to MVC .
I think we should always try to use the right tools for the right job. Let’s face it – Photoshop was designed to create graphics, not websites. Just my 2 cents.