Visio is getting web and mobile wireframes


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Visio is adding a really useful tool for web site developers – wireframes.

Web wireframes are a way to create a rough draft or mockup of a web page.  Each page element can be dropped onto a web page, standard or mobile.

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There are Visio shapes for a wide range of web page components.  Containers, UI controls, media, navigation shapes, buttons, pull-down menus, sliders, progress bars etc.

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Wireframes have been added to the File | New menu with options for standard and mobile sites.

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There are starter diagrams for both standard and mobile templates or you can choose a totally blank starter.

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From there, it’s the familiar Visio environment with shapes in the left pane to be dropped onto the template.

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At the moment, wireframes are only available to Insider Fast track, version 1708 (Build 8424.1000) or later.   It’ll be available to Insider Slow track and eventually all Visio for Windows users.

More info including some known bugs in the Fast track version here.

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