What are real estate website wireframes and why is it important? One of the most common reasons why websites fail is that their developers or designers tend to skip the task of creating wireframes. If you’re trying to build out a real estate website, here’s what you need to know:
What is wireframing?
Wireframing is a simple sketch of the layout of a website. This sketch allows you to figure out the flow and the features of the site prior to the design. Think of wireframes as the skeleton, blueprint, or the underlying mechanics of your website.
Creating wireframes is an easy and quick task that provides you with an easier way of communicating the overall site structure, layout, content, and functionality of your website. In addition to that, having wireframes allows you to quickly identify potential problems without having to go through the entire process of designing a webpage. In short, having wireframes increases your efficiency.
What does the process of wireframing look like?
There are a lot of applications you can use in creating a wireframe. Softwares such as Adobe XD, Sketch, or Figma are some of the applications you can use but the best tools for this are a pad and a pen.
Wireframing is not complex at all and is simply your vision for the layout of a webpage. Create a wireframe by drawing boxers to illustrate images or videos, then add lines to illustrate texts.
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How do you create a wireframe?
The first step is to write out all of the pages that you need to design for your website, also known as the sitemap. Proceed by listing out all of the functions or features for each of those pages. The next step is to draw squares on a page to lay out what your page will look like. Repeat these steps for each of your web pages.
If your developer or designer never mentions wireframing to you, then it’s probably a big sign that you should look for a new one. Creating a wireframe can help you mitigate issues and get it right the first time.
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