Web designing has become a common part of the present day software business as more and more businesses are going online using websites as their primary mode of interacting with customers. Web designers have perfected themselves in the art of designing website but there are many things that they have to constantly care. The process of web designing has many approaches. There are two common methods through which a website is designed. One is Mockup and the one is wireframe.
What is Wireframe?
Wireframe is basically the skeletal design of a website. It is a visual guide or the blue print of an about to develop website. Wireframes focus on the range of functions that are available. They also focus on impact of numerous scenarios on the display. Wireframe also draws rule for displaying certain kinds of information apart from focusing on the relative priorities of functions and information.
What is Mockup?
Mockup are also the design or the blue print of a website but they are quite more realistic than the wireframe. Mockup have visual concept or design of the website that is dynamic in nature. It cares on the topography and colors which wireframe does not.
Characteristics of Wireframe and Mockup
Like many advantages these methods also have disadvantages. In wireframe, it is not that easy to communicate with your client and make him understand everything. The reality and the blueprint have lots of differences which may be bad. In mockup, the cost and time required to make the blueprint is not any less. You have to spend some more money for getting a mockup visual blue print which can also take some good time.
Thus both of these methods have their pro and cons and it depends solely on the user to decide what they actually want.