Mockup Elements and Purposes
This completes the tedious process of defining and building your website’s structure in a design part called a wireframe. I was very impressed by the shareholders. This will take you to the next step, creating a mockup. What should we focus on in mock-up development? What does the mockup offer?
In design and manufacturing, mockups are used for promotion, evaluation, and demonstration. When you use mockups to test the design or functionality of your system, it is called a prototype and is the final stage of the design process in building your website and applications.
The mockups perform the following functions:
Provides medium fidelity to high fidelity expressions of the product.
Present the basic functions of the product.
View visual details of your product, including typography, colors, photos, and icons.
Differences with other design stages
Consider the following when creating mockups for your website and when deciding which mockup tool to use:
The mock-up stage is similar to the wireframe stage, both are static, both deal with the look of the final product, and neither deal with the features.
The main difference is in its quality. Mockups are described as “decorated” versions of wireframes. Wireframes provide placeholders and shapes, and mockups show what your final website or app will look like.
The mockups are litter boxes for experimenting with visuals. Mockups allow you to research your visual design decisions. This is the transition stage between wireframe and prototype.
You can use mockups to give stakeholders an idea of the interactive features of your product. This is possible by using the best mockup tools available in the project. There are tools that allow you to modify some elements during the mockup stage to show the sample interactions.
The benefits of the mockups are:
- Mockups display conflicting visuals in your design and help you organize your visual details. Here you can determine the necessary corrections to make for details such as contrast, color, and visual hierarchy. These elements solidify during the development phase.
- As you go through the design process, some changes are made to the design in the hopes that it will mimic the final product. Mockups are especially useful because you can not only modify the elements for this purpose, but also immerse yourself in the user’s perspective.
- Mockups allow you to test your images and make any necessary changes before committing to your code. It goes without saying that final product reviews are very expensive and mockups are great at keeping costs to a minimum.
There are level criticisms of mockups because they take time and energy in creating something that is rebuilt in CSS or HTML anyway.
There are now free wireframe & mockup tools. Also a services that can help speed up the process.
Mockup Tiger simplifies this process by allowing you to export the final web wireframe HTML page and get the source code. All widgets are SVG-based, so all design elements are included in the HTML source code. The only item is the image resource that you may have used during the wireframe creation process.