Lately there has been a lot of chatter among my colleagues and on the web about which tools are good for UI / UX mockup creation, and the truth is that there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. Below is a list of my top 5 favorite user interface (UI) / user interaction (UX) tools (apps) for creating digital media mockups: websites, apps, video storyboards and more. I have simply chosen the list based on tools I have used in the past and how effective I have found them for past projects.
I’ve been asked, “How do I design a successful Web site?”
I often respond, “Do you know the fastest way to ruin a new Web site design?” As you might suspect, the answer is, “Lack of proper planning beforehand.”
Let’s put it another way. In programming, there’s an old axiom, which states: “The sooner you start your coding the longer it takes to finish.”
Planning out your Web site before you build it is essential. To borrow a technique from the film industry, I recommend that you create a storyboard, which is a type of a flow chart of your new Web site design. You don’t have to be an accomplished artist to draw out your idea, but it’s essential to create it on paper first.