After the client interview and quoting process, creating website wireframes is the first essential step in a well-thought-out and concise website. Wireframes are not meant for providing aesthetic visuals for the website, but rather to visualize the placement of your content before getting into the nitty-gritty design stage.
Designing the layout is the first and most obvious reason to create a wireframe. It allows the client and designer to establish what goes where. Do you want an image header? What about your menu navigation? Addressing the option of having a 1 column vs. 2 or 3 column layout. Will your products be displayed in a grid or list format? Will you have ads and which ones should we use? All these questions are answered during this process.
Establishing pages is also addressed in the wireframe process. Maybe a one-pager website works, since your mobile visits are important. If your Montreal family company is has been in business for decades, a history page might be suitable to explain your lineage. The pages of your website should be explored and wireframing your site will put it into perspective.
Website Content requirements becomes clearer now that you are able to visualize the pages on your site. It gives a clearer indication of approximately how much text or how many images will be needed to fill content areas. If your product needs to be explained in a How it Works page, a suggested chart design can be the solution to this section.
Social Media can be integrated into your sites in many different ways. Sure, they can be shown on a header and footer of the site – but if social media is crucial to your marketing strategy, Facebook and Twitter provide social plugins to emphasize your presence.
For every website Designpixel designs, large or small, wireframes are an absolute must before moving onto the design and programming phase. It is the skeleton. The jab before the left-hook.
As they say, follow the 5 P’s: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance
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