Browse Definitions :
Definition

wireframe

Contributor(s): Corinne Bernstein

A wireframe is a black and white line drawing that's used in early-stage web design to provide stakeholders with a visual representation of a web page's layout and information architecture. Wireframes can be thought of as problem-solving tools; they help design team members prioritize the placement of content on a page and identify user experience (UX) problems early on. The framework, which was inspired by the use of wire mannequins in the fashion world, serves as a skeleton for the page's design.

Wireframes typically use boxes of various sizes to represent elements of the web page and the following elements are usually included: header and footer, search field, breadcrumb trail, site navigation, body content and share buttons. Unlike a page mock-up, which is a more detailed prototype that typically includes logos, color, images, typeface choices and copy, a wireframe's skeletal approach encourages design team members to experiment with the placement of page components and quickly make changes without requiring too much time or effort.

This was last updated in June 2018

Continue Reading About wireframe

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

SearchCompliance

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, ...

SearchSecurity

  • cybersecurity insurance (cybersecurity liability insurance)

    Cybersecurity insurance, also called cyber liability insurance or cyber insurance, is a contract that an entity can purchase to ...

  • phishing

    Phishing is a form of fraud in which an attacker masquerades as a reputable entity or person in email or other communication ...

  • cybercrime

    Cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer, networked device or a network.

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

SearchStorage

  • NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF)

    NVMe over Fabrics, also known as NVMe-oF and non-volatile memory express over fabrics, is a protocol specification designed to ...

  • logical unit number (LUN)

    A logical unit number (LUN) is a unique identifier for designating an individual or collection of physical or virtual storage ...

  • CIFS (Common Internet File System)

    CIFS (Common Internet File System) is a protocol that gained popularity around the year 2000, as vendors worked to establish an ...

Close