Wireframing Tools & Techniques - Quick Introduction

Wireframing Tools & Techniques

In the web and mobile app development world wireframing has become an integral part of the software development process. A typical App development company in Singapore, as in other parts of the world leverages upon these tools to ensure the transparency of the build process. Application development is a very complex field and ideas are often interpreted by different people in very different ways. With the introduction of wireframing tools, and associated mockups it is now possible for an app development company to create a visual outline of a software product, quickly, in a manner which accurately depicts the future design of the app.

End customers are typically provided with a mockup shortly after the requirements are gathered and agreed upon in principle by both parties. With a mockup distributed between stakeholders as a fluid document, mirroring the features and flows described in the requirements document it is possible for customers to sign off on development phases, knowing with some degree of certainty that the concept is understood by the developers. Now, there are varying degrees of mockup and wireframing solutions on the market. Likely, at time of writing, December 2018, the list of products is in the 1000s. These tools tend to fall into 3 categories.

The first is an online mockup tool such as wix.com, which allows a user to drag and drop components around and build a webpage layout. In the case of Wix layouts can then be converted into production sites. The second type could be described as a whiteboard replacement, with the emphasis being on speed and simplicity. Balsamiq is one great product that associates itself with this category of tool. Users of the tool can generate large mocked up websites very quickly, that can be exported to PDF style drawings with clickable links. The third and final category is taken up by products that allow for very complex, and visually appealing mockups. Axure RP is an excellent, high end mockup solution platform that even embeds macros and scripts. When choosing which mockup solution to use it is important to way up the pros and cons of each and leverage the best one for each use case.

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