12.2. Phase 2: Exploring layouts with wireframes

After requirements are decided upon and a good contract is signed andin hand, it is time to crack open Fireworks and start rolling. In the firstphase we perform wireframing, which involves making decisions about what goes where, and how much emphasis and space to give everything. Every client and stakeholder wants to have everything "above the fold" and vastly emphasized. The trick is finding the right balance.

Each page type outlined in the requirements document will become a page in Fireworks. Most blogs (and sites in general) have at least some consistent elements, such as navigation controls. Elements that are going to be standard across all pages of the site can be part of the master page ...

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