Best wireframe software?


sigmadog

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Can't help you. I'm in the print world. What little I've done for web has been using Illustrator, Photoshop and Fireworks. Illustrator and Photoshop because I'm familiar with them, and Fireworks because it came with the package. I've never quite got the hang of Fireworks, however, and I don't think it's even available anymore.
 

SparkFlash

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Yeah I have been doing web development for over 16 years now and always did wire framing in Photoshop itself, or good old paper and pen. lol But seeing that there is software now catered to this and hearing so many use it professionally it made me want to make the jump and see.
 

charles2660

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Balsamiq Mockups includes several drag-and-drop elements, from buttons to lists, each styled as a hand-drawing. The basic premise behind this wireframing tool is to keep the mock-ups "intentionally rough and low fidelity", to encourage as much feedback as possible.
 

olup

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Yeah I have been doing web development for over 16 years now and always did wire framing in Photoshop itself, or good old paper and pen. lol But seeing that there is software now catered to this and hearing so many use it professionally it made me want to make the jump and see.
Check out http://macaw.co/, allows you to drag and drop things on to the canvas while creating semantic HTML/CSS. It's also free, now that they've joined Invision.
 
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lucidmedia

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What level of "resolution" do you need your wireframes to be at? I have never been a proponent of the "sketchy" wireframe tools like Balsamiq or Ninjamock (both names also want me to punch someone). For larger projects the industry standard is Axure RP which lets you wireframe and test both pages and interactions. For smaller sites I wireframe in Sketch and use a tool like Invision to create a testable prototype.
 

annay49

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I recommend Sketch since you can make wireframes in it quickly and take them to design level.
Or I recommend UXPin. It's an online only tool and allows drag and drop options for quick wireframes or more complex building. It also allows prototypes to be built.

These are probably a bit advanced, but fairly easily to learn.
 
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