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Wireframe to Website Application

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Starting with a wireframe, start planning how to start building a website application…

In the world of web design, the language can be very misleading, even for well seasoned designers. So don’t allow terms such as; wireframe, user-flow and framework confuse you with images of complicated diagrams, with signs and symbols that only someone with specialised “secret” training will understand.

 

Step One:

First steps in planning for your website application

Wireframe Schematic Drawing

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Wireframe

Begin with a schematic drawing of the journey you wish to design for your audience. This is known as a ‘Wireframe‘ drawing or guide. With the use of rectangles, diamonds and arrows, shows how a user will interact and navigate through the web application you are designing.

This is the initial planning stage for working out the type of interface dialogue and response to user actions you may need to consider. This is a good way of answering, and discovering, the possible actions a user is likely to make whilst using your app.

Step Two:

Design layout, look and feel...

17 Presentation rapid prototype mode

 

Screen Design

This is the step where you start forming a better idea of how your completed web application will look.

Using your wireframe (hand drawn or using software) as a guide, start constructing the layout or user interface that your audience will interact with. Whilst you can also use software such as Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo to do this. There are dedicated software solution that can do most of what you need, without necessarily using any other software.

 

Step Three:

Produce an animated prototype

02 Snapping connector

 

03 Adding a label

 

04 Hovering over a layer

 

05 Dragging additional connector

 

06 Styles callout

 

07 Connector style callout

 

08 Connector label style callout

Prototyping

 

Ideally at this stage you will have a completed design or section of your website application completed, and now wish to demonstrate how the user interaction works with an animated prototype.

 

Web Design Software List

Wireframe

  • overflow.io allows you to integrate with Sketch, Figma, and Adobe XD, providing quick and seamless synchronising of your designs.  

  • justinmind.com design hi-fi wireframes for web and mobile applications.

    All-in-one prototyping tool for web and mobile apps, from wireframes to highly interactive prototypes

Design and Prototype

  • Adobe XD a “go to” UX/UI app used by professional web application people. Create prototypes and collaborate with team members

  • flowmap.com is a full-stack user platform, that allows you to “design exceptional UX for beautiful products, websites, and apps
    with the online collaborative tools…”    


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