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What Are Wireframes?

Answers to common questions about wireframes and suggestions for how to start using them.

By Peldi Guilizzoni

Five Steps to Creating Great Wireframes

Good wireframes solve real problems and lead to strong products. From writing out the scenario to gathering inputs, here is a proven path to a great website or app.

By Leon Barnard

How to Start a Wireframe Project

Four techniques to start a wireframe project from scratch and ensure that you dedicate enough time to the ideation phase, where the success of your product begins.

By Leon Barnard

The Two Phases of Wireframing: Ideation and Validation

Make sure your wireframes address 2 questions: What are some ways we can solve our customers' problem? How do I know if this idea actually solves it?

By Leon Barnard
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Recent Articles

How and When to Get Feedback on Your Designs

Feedback can be hard to take, but practicing it often and early makes it an integral part of the process to get your team’s best work out the door.

By Laura Theis

How and When to Get Feedback on Your Designs

Feedback can be hard to take, but practicing it often and early makes it an integral part of the process to get your team’s best work out the door.

By Laura Theis

Wireframing User Flow with Wireflows

A wireflow is a hybrid design document that combines wireframing with flow diagramming. Essentially, they are wireframes showing user flow. In this article we’ll show you how to use this technique in your design process.

By Mike Angeles

Best Practices for Designing E-commerce Sites

Tips to improve the shopping experience on your e-commerce site and present top-notch product listing pages, product detail pages, and cart designs to your visitors.

By Billy Carlson

Four Simple Rules for Effective Website Forms

Follow these 4 simple, basic principles of form design to see higher completion rates, fewer errors, and a better experience on your website’s forms.

By Billy Carlson

How to Use Visual Hierarchy and Alignment to Improve UI Design

Proper element hierarchy and alignment will make your website or app easy to scan. Learn how to drive users' attention and guide them to the next action.

By Billy Carlson

Designing for Action: Best Practices for Effective Buttons

Buttons are designed for users to take action on a page or a screen. Follow these 13 tips about styles, placement, and wording to create better user interfaces.

By Billy Carlson
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Video Series

Website UX Reviews: First Impressions with Paul Boag

UX expert Paul Boag reviews websites from a variety of industries, providing insights that can be applied to any web project.

Website UX Reviews: First Impressions with Paul Boag

UX expert Paul Boag reviews websites from a variety of industries, providing insights that can be applied to any web project.

Live Wireframing with Balsamiq

Learn to wireframe by watching others. Watch us design product features and help out nonprofits.

The Process Behind

Conversations with founders, product people, and makers about how they create engaging products and experiences.

Courses

Introduction to User Interface Design Through Wireframes

This easy-to-follow course is intended for Product Managers, Entrepreneurs, and other non-designers who want to feel comfortable in the world of UI design.

Introduction to User Interface Design Through Wireframes

This easy-to-follow course is intended for Product Managers, Entrepreneurs, and other non-designers who want to feel comfortable in the world of UI design.

Rapid Wireframing: Finding the Right Product Design

Learn how to create wireframes for early stage product design with Balsamiq design director Mike Angeles.

The Psychology of UI Design

Three hours of video lessons by UX expert Paul Boag. You'll learn all about how humans think and behave when interacting with your product.