What Is a Wireframe?
Before exploring these wireframing advantages in more detail, let’s pause for a minute to talk about what a wireframe is. A wireframe is a low-fidelity visual representation of a website’s layout design, sometimes referred to as a skeleton, outline or blueprint. Often, a wireframe represents the basic page layout structure and navigational scheme of the site’s pages, as well as major site components (like web forms and ad units).
Wireframing is an extremely important phase of the web development process. Before you see the results and traffic of your website through reports, step back and create a website that is user-friendly and well designed. While it’s tempting to skip this step and proceed from the design brief and information architecture directly into design, it pays huge dividends to create wireframes somewhere in between of conceptual site planning and actual development of a site. Wireframing will allow you to do several things far more efficiently, and the time and effort you put into this phase pays dividends in the greater scheme of things.Get an Estimate