For example, if you’re designing a new microsite for your company, wireframes can clearly display all the pages and page elements, as well as how they work together. Presenting your designs in this most basic layout — thus keeping it free of finalized colors and written content, or extra visual aspects — lets stakeholders and the rest of the team first focus on the functionality, underlying structure, and user flow. Because wireframes can expose any flaws or leaps in logic, be sure not to skip this step.
By starting with wireframes for your website or app, you help everyone — including yourself — see the project from a usability standpoint, get specific about ideas, and build on that framework. Adobe XD makes wireframing simple. Let’s walk through the basic steps.
Check out all our XD tutorials where you can find more on mobile design, and see some of our Adobe experts create wireframes and prototypes in real time.
Now, try wireframes in XD for yourself.
If you’ve drawn some of your app or website screens with pen and paper, try recreating a couple of them with XD, using artboards and a single animation. With XD’s option to import Photoshop and Illustrator files, you can now add more objects to interact with and more artboards when it’s the right time. You’ll find that you can set up a clear and basic wireframe for your team and stakeholders to take a first look, but with a few easy additions, you’ll have a complete interactive model of your app or site, ready for presentation.