My good friend Slava Dyrdine has finally published his first book of drawings. You can buy a paperback edition from Amazon for only $15. If you are into art and moody things, you’ll love having a copy of this at home or in the office. It also goes well as a present.
Creative Bloq lists 20 best wireframe tools. The selection varies from free, through cheap, to expensive, and covers web-based, desktop, and mobile solutions. Quite handy for those of us not involved in web design on a daily basis, but needing a sketch / mockup / wireframe tool once in a while.
The list includes the following:
- Fluid UI
- Balsamiq Mockups
- Visio (surprise, surprise)
- InDesign CC
- Photoshop CC (no surprise)
- Pencil Project
- Frame Box
Update (May 22, 2017): Also, have a look at this list of mockup tools.
I think this image is probably the best explanation I’ve ever seen of the difference between sketches, wireframes, and mockups. It comes from this article.
With all the tools and services blooming recently, it’s still hard to find something useful. Sure there are a million ways of sharing pictures and bookmarks, but we’ve had it for years now. Today, finally, I stumbled upon something which looks to be very useful. And I was glad to see that it is extremely easy to use too – Sketchcast.com.
Sketchcast allows one to create simple sketches – drawings with text and voice over. The tool like this has a huge variety of applications – from driving instructions and computer tutorials to flowcharting and comics. Often I do feel a need to sketch something and then share it either with general public or with certain individuals. Now I have an easy tool to do that.
Sketchcast also has a few additional features which just make it even more useful – RSS feeds, channels, and easy publishing. For the first time in a long time I have a feeling of “easy and simple” coupled with “everything I need, at least for now”. Good job done there.