In most of the business cases, the company hurries for designing the website as fast as possible without undergoing many inspections on the process, security and design procedures. Wire framing your website is the most important part in web development. Directly skipping from design brief and information architecture to designing of the website may cost your website to develop wireframes separately in long run. Wireframing your website allows you to have more features and run your website more efficiently. This saves your time and effort which can be used on other crucial activities of your organizations. Let us look at some of the benefits of wireframe and what role it plays in building your website.
What actually is Wireframe?
A wireframe is a low-constancy visual representation of a website’s layout design. We can also consider it as the blueprint of a website. Mostly wireframes organize the basic page layout structure and navigational scheme and major components used in building a website.
A wireframe does not provide any design templates but provides us an idea of where to display the design elements which will appear on the page.
Wireframes offer various facilities to your web developer and you (being a client). Let us look for some of them:
- Test and refine navigation
- See how content lays out on the page
- Study and rapidly refine the user interface design of web forms and interactive elements
- Evaluate overall effectiveness of the page layout against usability best practices
- Determine web development/programming requirements
Other than this, wireframes hold lots of advantageous features for the web development:
- It helps designers display site architecture visually: Wireframes help designers to convert the sitemap into a more appropriate layout which can be easier for developers to route their designing process.
- Help designers get to know about the website features: Wireframes help designers get more visualized ideas which they can explain to their clients and with proper communication, the clients will be able to align their facilities as for what features they want for their websites and the developer can assume whether it will help clients to identify the feature required.
- Brings usability at the limelight: The usage of your website will decide the success and failure of your website. Wireframes bring the usage of the website in limelight and give the developers a picture of ease of use, conversion paths, naming of links, navigation placement, and other important aspects.
- Helps designers to make the design process more engaging: Wireframes helps you look at the picture of all the components at one time rather than displaying in parts after the completion of the website and thus allow clients to give feedback at the initial stage of website development and make changes. Not using wireframes can cost you of making changes later on.
- Reduces the amount of time to manage the entire project: Wireframes help in many aspects, one of which is time management. The web development team and designing team gets the rough sketch of what the website will look after its completion and what modifications should be done in it at which level. Thus wireframes help you manage the entire project very smoothly.