Wireframes and Mockups. Are they worth getting to know?

There’s a reason why we’ve implied (above) that both wireframes and mockups share a close relationship.

But before (we explain, and) you get your brain all jittery with definitions, remember that figuring out what a wireframe and a mockup is a simple deal. The former is basically a skeleton of an interface minus the aesthetic details. The latter, on the other hand, is a model of the website in real life complete with fonts, colors, buttons, and the whole nine yards.

While a wireframe is commonly used to establish the basic structure of a site, so that a client is aware of how it will look, a mockup is just one step before the site is launched (for real) – see the relationship? There’s nothing like a diagram to show this, so take a peek at the wireframe below.

Now, sneak a peek at a mockup, again below.

Of course, with Creately offering an online platform, you are at the receiving end of a whole host of advantages. Not only do you get to create interactive mockups, but you also get to share them with your team & clients by inviting them to review & comment. You can also engage clients to iterate over your mockups to reduce project turnaround times.

So with Creately being a real diagramming-meister, you can betcha we’ll be back with more (and varied!!) wireframes and mockups in no time. Till then, run amok with them mockups!

Wireframe Objects and Their Usage

This is an overview of all the wireframe objects that you will use when drawing wireframes and web mockups.

Table

Table object from Creately’s UI Mockup set is a real ease to use! It can be used for anything as simple as a datasheet, a complex sudoku game, or even a word puzzle.

table_object

Accordion

Completely customizable, collapsible Accordion pane is just a few keystrokes away. Get started right away.

accordion

Tree View Control

Tree View control is a real child’s play with Creately. Use it in your UI mock-ups to execute hierarchical data sets, folder views and other similar data structures. This is the most simple Text-driven Smart KObject from the list. Go give it a spin!

treeview

Tab Control

Are you looking for a solution to create multiple tab pages in seconds? With Creately’s smart KObject improvements you can create as many Tabs as you might inside the Tab Control. Check this for some usage examples of Tab Controls.

tab_cntrl

Star Rating

Creately’s Star Rating object provides an easy rating experience that allows users to select the number of stars that represents their rating. Wanna see some examples? Click here!

star_rating

Browser

Have you designed a mockup, and want to see how it’ll appear in a browser? This is simple with Creately’s Browser object! Simply drag-n-drop a Browser object and configure the properties to create your browser.

browser

Dropdown Menu

Create stylish Dropdown Menus in just a few minutes! Make a few text edits on the Smart Dropdown Menu object to configure your Dropdown Menu. Then select a suitable Dropdown menu style and attach it to your Menu bar.

menu_bar

More Example Templates

UI Mockups – Star Rating
AMOn+ Ontology Suite
UI Mockups – Calender
UI Mockups – Table
UI Mockups – Slider
UI Mockups-Tab
UI Mockups -Breadcrumbs
UI Mockups-Tree
UI Mockups-Menu Bar
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Nishadha

Software engineer turned tech evangelist. I handle marketing stuff here at Creately including writing blog posts and handling social media accounts. In my spare time, I love to read and travel.

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