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'Wireframes' is the name for a simple technique to streamline the development. The technique basically assumes that your webpages are built from rectangles (see the box model) and it helps to create order in the development chaos by facilitating a visual approach. See also Wikipedia, review a beginners guide or view some general examples

A basic one looks like this:

Wframe 0.png

Most geekLog pages do have this look-and-feel and the graphic is obvious and simple. Next steps are to refine the rectangles into more detail that reflects the content and functions we want to present. we have the option to replace rectangles, OR , add rectangles inside them and keep the surrounding rectangle for clarity.

First thing is to drill down the BODY rectangle.

Wframe 1.png

This is still a simple layout, and note that now the position of the rectangles is inherently defined, though relative to each other.

Now add some functionality and assign their positions:

Wframe 2b.png

Wframe 2a.png

At this very moment the need for a clean design is seen. And some rectangles need specifications for width and height.

Window size is something to think about too.

Wframe 3b.png

Wframe 3a.png

All these rectangles can be given a proper name or ID and these names must be used in the communications in the development team.

Without such a wireframe, without such visual representation, any comment on the content outlined, any hint etc. will loose its meaning.

Wframe 4.png