Wireframes, Mockups and Prototypes: What’s the difference?

Technology Talk

Recently we have started actively improving and expanding our websites. This process is quite broad and many aspect are involved. At the very beginning, after the brainstorm sessions, you start with the wireframes and mockups, but what are wireframe, mockups and prototypes exactly?

A wireframe is the skeleton of any new website or application, it gives a simple structural view of the lay out and main components. Wireframes do not have color and are always made in black and white or grayscale.

A mockup on the other hand is completely in color, has text and a lot of detail. Although not a prototype a mockup gives you a clear view on how the finished product is going to look like.

A prototype is a demo of the website or application that is in development. A prototype has no code and is often made in applications like Adobe XD. With a prototype the new website can be demonstrated to the client and the client can click around in the prototype and can point out faults or changes he or she wants.

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