Word of the week: Wireframe
A website wireframe is simple visual representation of a webpage’s design. Often sketched on paper or created using tools like Adobe Illustrator, a wireframe uses shapes and dummy text to display the webpage hierarchy of information, navigation layout arrangement of graphic elements. The advantages of drafting a wireframe before design stages are varied. A mockup allows designers to view the structure of a webpage without the distraction of copy, colors and images. It also allows for feedback on a foundational level, before time is spent designing in full. Wireframing webpages before design and build are essential for a good user experience.