At the beginning there was a mock-up

The implementation of a project often begins with the creation of mock-up which is the prototype of the user interface or layout. In these sketches, features and arrangement of elements are held and based on these wireframes  transferred by the designer to first layout design. Unless you want or can work with pen and paper, we would like to recommend two online tool which can be used for that purpose.

gomockingbird

gomockingbird

pidoco°

pidoco°

In addition to the fast creation of wireframes using drag-drop and various shortcuts, both support “real-time collaboration”. This has the advantage which doesn’t require from individuals, who develop a prototype sitting in a room. They can work together on the mockups during a conference call. The changes appear in real time on the screen of your colleagues or clients, and can be modified from there as well.

This way, you can often take the shortest route decisions that would otherwise be tedious to communicate in Ping Pong via email. The mockups can later be used by the customer for specification. It also serves as a template for web designer to work on the layout of the web project.

 

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