Wireframes are the first step of turning your design ideas into reality—but they don’t take any special skills or software. To make a great wireframe, all you need is a pencil and some paper.
The magic of wireframes is in their simplicity. A great wireframe is the most basic sketch you can imagine—without branding, imagery, colors, or copy. Working this way keeps you from wasting valuable hours (cha-ching!) on work that your client doesn’t like.
Great wireframes address what your product needs to accomplish. Though you may not have branding assets squared away, you can still get started on building UX flows by thinking about the placement of basic elements, like buttons and CTAs. Think of your wireframe as a blueprint, and these elements as building blocks.
While you can make great wireframes without going near a screen, we like to create wireframes using InVision Freehand. Freehand is a sketching tool that gives us space to express our ideas freely—and lets your partners comment within the wireframe itself.
Using Freehand allows you to send wireframes directly to the client, present ideas in real-time, and iterate fast. Check out Freehand and start building your first wireframe today!
Read more about wireframing here: https://www.invisionapp.com/inside-design/how-to-wireframe
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