Website Wireframes

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Hugo Messer is a Dutch entrepreneur, distributed agile team specialist, and author. He is the founder and owner of Bridge Global, a software services provider, and ekipa.co., an agile coaching agency. He has been building and managing teams around the world for the past several years. His passion is to enable people that are spread across cultures, geography and time zones to cooperate. Whether it’s offshoring or nearshoring, he knows what it takes to make global cooperation work.

4 thoughts on “Website Wireframes
  1. Hi,

    I have not yet seen this article, thanks for pointing it out! To answer your question, there are tools out there that can address some of the author’s requests/concerns. One of them is ProtoShare, which is a web-based interactive wireframing and prototyping tool that encourages team collaboration for requirements clarification.

    To address his points:
    #1: ProtoShare can simulate everything but animation. No, rich components will not be as rich as the final products, but there is almost no way to make them be without extensive coding on the end-user’s part.

    #2: ProtoShare does not provide built-in support for this kind of detail. As you mentions, this content is dealt with in the prototype comments.

    #3: Yes, ProtoShare can have objects respond to mouse events in limited ways. The focus is on exposing enough to be useful, but not too much to be slowing the process down.

    #4: This is related to #3, but ProtoShare does not provide advanced interactions like the author describes. It is something to be considered if we could make sure that what is presented to the end-user is straightforward and easy to use.

    While ProtoShare does not fit the bill entirely, it is something to be considered (as is true for other tools out there). Web 2.0 has certainly made simulations more difficult to present without actually coding, but I do not believe wireframing is dead – or a waste of time. There is still much to be gained from the wireframing and prototyping stages. And customers are becoming more tech-savvy to understand interactions that are being presented.

    Interesting perspective!

    Cheers,
    Andrea

  2. Good article. Unfortunately most tools like this get developed for specific projects and then that company is too busy with the project the UI tool kit was designed for than to invest more time and money to make the the UI kit universal a sellable product.

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