Balsamiq, wireframing is not illegal. Who knew.
This week we were directed to complete the wireframe of our website on balsamiq, we got our logos back from the designers and we picked out themes on wordpress. Balsamiq is a wireframing site where you can make a map of your whole website to how it is going to look and where all the buttons will be etc. The wireframe of our website is due on Thursday 16, balsamiq is pretty easy to maneuver through if you already have an idea on how you want your site to look but if you need a run though this link will be some help. The wireframe could take some time because it would seem you have to do everything one by one which could become tedious but it shouldn’t be very hard to get done, just time consuming.
Need a logo? Do it yourself.
We also got our logos back from our designers with some groups being more satisfied then others. We all picked designers from fiverr and pitched them logo ideas, some groups gave the artist more room to be creative than other groups and the other groups had specific things they had in mind for there logo.The logos were cheap and you get unlimited revisions so the groups that didn’t get quite what they like still have a chance to get something different. There is still time for the logos to be redone or tweeked so hopefully everyone is able to get the logo that they want and like.
You get what you pay for, free themes are not that good.
Lastly we were picking out themes we wanted on wordpress from the free ones that they offer. They have a lot of free templates to pick from which all looked very similar to me so maybe I don’t have the eye from website design like the others in my group and the other groups. I was confused on if we should pick a template first and then wire frame or vice versa but I think it will be beneficial to have the template picked first so you can then model the wireframe after the already chosen template.
Next week we should have wordpress website template and wireframe done and we should have logos from the designer or whoever else might be doing them.
1. How did your group feel about your logo, what was good or bad about it?
2. Do you think the wireframing will be useful for you in the process of making your website?
3. How did you go about picking the template for your website and did you model it off of any of your competitors websites?
4. What do you think your group is doing better then the competitors you all chose?