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This is how you build a responsive website wireframe

Enonic XP makes it a dream to wireframe a prototype of your website. Let’s see how.

In the web application platform Enonic XP you can easily create a website wireframe in few steps. What is website wireframing, you ask? It is a method allowing you to easily prototype proposed functions or sketch layout on your current or upcoming site—all interactive and responsive.

Or, as Usability.gov explains it: “A wireframe is a two-dimensional illustration of a page’s interface that specifically focuses on space allocation and prioritisation of content, functionalities available, and intended behaviours. For these reasons, wireframes typically do not include any styling, colour, or graphics. Wireframes also help establish relationships between a website’s various templates.”

And in Enonic XP, we have an app for that! It's simply called Wireframe. Now let's take a look at how you can use it.


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Using the Wireframe app

One of the advantages of wireframing is you getting familiar with the CMS, as it has the same flexibility as the finished product and is close to the actual day-to-day workings of the platform. The wireframe application’s ability to be used as a “starter kit” means it can gradually be extended with real content, real design, and application code—so it can be used through the entire design process if desired.

You can easily build wireframe or mockup sites with the tool. When editing a page, you can drag and drop a part or a layout from the right-side inspection panel and then insert sample components via the part’s dropdown menu anywhere in your layout.

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There are for instance components for a choice of layout from one to four columns, navigations and menus, a fully-responsive design, text, image, forms, image gallery, video, map—basically everything you need to get your site started. Users can even add login and access security on the entire structure or specific parts of it. And better yet: all of these elements are fully clickable and responsive, and will work like the finished site.


Be sure to watch our tutorial video on how to use Wireframe:

 


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Prototyping layout has never been easier

Wireframing is a great way to prototype your site and experiment with different layouts, and prototyping layout on your website or creating a mockup site has never been easier than with the wireframe app from Enonic.

A website wireframe allows you to put your ideas into practice—all your ideas—just empty them into the wireframe in a few hours, and you are on your way to document the structure of your vision.

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