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SIGIA-L: RE: What's a wireframe?
From: Jenny Marx (jenny_at_415.com)
Date: Mon Feb 05 2001 - 13:10:49 EST
I recently had to define the term "wireframe" for a project manager. This is
my definition, more or less:
A wireframe image consists of simple black outlines on a white
background. It clearly expresses the content elements, navigational
elements, and basic functionality of each page. In addition to showing the
elements, it also gives a sense of hierarchy - the relative prominence each
element or group of elements should have on the page. While some layout is
inevitable in creating a wireframe image, it is not meant to serve as
explicit instructions as to where elements should be placed, what they
should look like, etc. It is up to the visual designer to determine the
details of layout, color, text treatment, and so on.
Hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hansen, Lauren (FUSA)" <LaurenHansen_at_firstusa.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2001 9:02 PM
Subject: SIGIA-L: What's a wireframe?
> I'm new to the IA world, and I keep hearing the term "wireframe." I've
> several definitions, but I haven't seen any examples of what a wireframe
> might look like. Are there any listers out there who'd be willing to share
> some of their real-life examples?
> Lauren Hansen
> Information Architect
> First USA Bank - eBusiness
> * 302-282-4757
> * LaurenHansen_at_FirstUSA.com
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