If the dream of their own website is to take shape, most people first plan the many details and details as well as a rough concept in their minds. There are also options for displaying such an overview online – in the form of a wireframe.

This time, this article explains not only what wireframe is, but also how it works and the advantages and disadvantages of using it.

What is a wireframe?

A wireframe is a rough draft of a website by showing only the main parts of a website. Elements in terms of functionality and design are initially neglected at this point, i.e. everything such as images, graphics or even the design. Instead, a wireframe helps you to set up a concept for your website, in which you only think about the logical structure and structure of your website. In general, a distinction is made between two types of wireframes, the static and the dynamic wireframe.

Static wireframes

The static wireframe describes the illustration of a single website, for which all main elements are defined as the basis. Instead of looking at an end result in terms of design, this wireframe sees the pure creation of a concept as its task.

Dynamic wireframes

Dynamic wireframes, on the other hand, consist of several pages that are linked to one another in an interactive manner and thus serve as a functional template. They enable the user to map cross-website navigation even before the page is completed.

How do you implement a wireframe?

The creation of a wireframe usually begins with a so-called conception phase. All the planned content for the website is listed and the target group of the website is defined. Then, based on this, a structure or navigation through the website should be planned as clearly and logically as possible.

The structure and the networking of the individual information for the website can best be illustrated with the help of drawings. In this way, sketches can give a schematic overview of all elements. For example, it can be tested where the navigation should be placed on the future website.

In addition, design grids are an essential tool in wireframing, as the schematic arrangement of individual elements can be better represented in this way. The design grid can be of great help, especially with regard to different designs for various end devices.

Then the actual content is used and the exact distribution is planned. In particular, user stories are very helpful, as they depict the click history of potential customers more precisely and help to create a meaningful concept.

In order to be able to depict the wireframe as precisely as possible, it is also helpful to collect as much information as possible before the start that is to be processed on the website.

Conclusion

A wireframe helps to plan the conception of a website in advance and to assign the content to the individual areas. Wireframe users benefit in particular from the shorter time it takes to set up the website, as possible inconsistencies are already visible in advance and can be changed before they are worked out. This enormously reduces the possibility of incorrect planning.

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