Archive for 'Wireframes'

Hand and Arrow Cursor Image for Your Wireframes

Hand and Arrow Cursor Image for Your Wireframes

Sometimes when you’re wireframing your interface, you’ll want to show what happens when users hover their mouse cursor over a particular element. This is where an image of a hand or arrow cursor comes in handy.

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Why It’s Important to Sketch Before You Wireframe

Why It’s Important to Sketch Before You Wireframe

Have you ever had an idea for a website or application? It’s easy to come up with the idea, but the hard part is understanding how that idea will take shape in user interface form. This is where sketching is useful.

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The Importance of Tying Personas to Wireframes

The Importance of Tying Personas to Wireframes

Do you design wireframes without knowing who your users are? Knowing the type of user who uses your interface is important in designing a great user experience.

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Final Designs are Always the Simplest and Most Practical

Final Designs are Always the Simplest and Most Practical

A pattern I have noticed on every project I’ve worked on is that the final design that clients use is always use is the one that’s simplest and most practical.

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Why More and More Designers are Switching to Fireworks

Why More and More Designers are Switching to Fireworks

Have you ever wondered which tool, Adobe Photoshop or Fireworks, is better suited for web and application design? There are many designers who use Fireworks. But there are far more who use Photoshop.

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4 Things No One Told Me About High-Fidelity Wireframes

4 Things No One Told Me About High-Fidelity Wireframes

Wireframes come in different fidelities. On one hand, you have low-fidelity wireframes that don’t resemble the final product as much, but still capture the user interface layout and controls.

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How to Get Clients to Approve Your Wireframes Every Time

How to Get Clients to Approve Your Wireframes Every Time

You have finally finished your wireframes. You present them to your client and your client loves them. Your job’s done, right? Not quite. Chances are the client will come back to you and present you with some ideas of their own.

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Wireframe Effectively on the New, Improved 970 Grid System

Wireframe Effectively on the New, Improved 970 Grid System

Page layout is an important aspect of web design. A popular approach to designing page layouts is to use a grid system. Grid systems are used during the wireframing stage of the design process.

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Why It’s Important to Annotate Your Wireframes

Why It’s Important to Annotate Your Wireframes

Have you ever delivered your wireframes to a client only to have them quickly tell you what things they dislike and want you to change? The problem here is that biases occur when people judge something before they understand it.

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The Power of Wireframes and Mockups

The Power of Wireframes and Mockups

There are a variety of deliverables that most UX designers make before web development. They include personas, process flows, site maps, heuristic evaluations, user scenarios and content inventories.

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