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Design

Ben Morse
Ben Morse
6,068 Points

How to get good at Wireframing Websites

Hello everyone,

I'm looking into getting better at wireframing. I feel at times that i'm stuck doing the same wireframing with slight alterations. I want to break out of the "comfort" and do something that stands out. Hopefully this makes sense. I don't know if knowing UX design would help me in this task. Any advice on breaking out?

3 Answers

Tim Knight
Tim Knight
28,863 Points

Ben,

Honestly it happens to all of us. One of my core responsibilities is creating prototypes and wireframes for the products of my clients. Typically because I'm often wireframing in HTML, you get wrapped up in solve similar problems with the same solution over and over again and it can start to feel boring. "Learning UX Design" isn't really going to change this... because in reality, you're doing UX design right now. Jacob offers some really smart advice. Look at other patterns, architecture, and industrial design. Find inspiration in how they're solving problems to challenge your way of thinking. I try to look at what other UX designers are doing too in how they solve problems, Focus Lab (https://dribbble.com/focuslab) on Dribbble is a great source of inspiration for me as is InVision (https://dribbble.com/InVisionApp).

And most importantly. Keep sketching.

Ben Morse
Ben Morse
6,068 Points

Dude, you are awesome! Thanks for that vote of confidence. I hate that i feel like i'm just stuck. I always trying to reach the next level. You are right sometimes problem 'X' you use solution # 55 is just how it is sometimes. lol Thanks man!

Tim Knight
Tim Knight
28,863 Points

No problem Ben, good luck with it.

Are you looking for tools, or design?

Ben Morse
Ben Morse
6,068 Points

design wise. I like just sketching out layouts in my notebook.

I would look at other design patterns, print, architecture, industrial design. They all have common attributes, Its a good way to get inspired.

Ben Morse
Ben Morse
6,068 Points

Thanks i'll do that

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

Sketch and balsamq.

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

Photoshop/illustrator too.

Ben Morse
Ben Morse
6,068 Points

Ok, never heard of balsamq and just googled it. I'll check it out. Thanks!

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

Heres the link. Sorry, was in college coudnt link them.