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The Benefits of Framing Out Your Website

Developing a website prototype with a wireframe tool will get you and your designer closer to what you envision.

This story appears in the November 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Suppose you're sitting at with your corporate architect to discuss plans for an office renovation. You grab a napkin and start sketching desktops and conference areas with your pen. Some of the lines don't show up, and the napkin bunches up and tears, but you're quite pleased with your rendering--until you catch sight of your architect rolling her eyes.

Same goes for creating or redesigning your company's . You can produce a forest of Post-it notes along with crude renderings in an attempt to communicate your point. Or you can employ sophisticated online wireframing tools or to translate your vision into a website prototype.

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