Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A visual model of an electronic representation of a three-dimensional object
  • n. A basic visual guide used to suggest the layout of fundamental elements in a web interface
  • v. To generate a wireframe representation
  • v. To prepare a wireframe for a website

Etymologies

wire +‎ frame (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The wireframe being called wireframe instead of 'handles' is bad.

    Discussions: Message List - root

  • You can map out the structure for your website -- e.g. create your own "wireframe," which is to a website what a blueprint is to an architectural project -- at a cool new site called GoMockingbird which is very easy to use and inexpensive.

    David Henry Sterry: Does an Author Really Need a Website? Annik LaFarge on How to Be a More Effective Author Online

  • There should be some kind of wireframe or description of the functionality required.

    Planet PHP

  • Here is a "wireframe" I put together to help visualize the various fields and Web Parts on the Tugboat home page:

    Site Home

  • They may not understand the term "wireframe" which is why I present it to them as a mock up.

    UX Magazine - Comments

  • Hidden line rendering is a special kind of wireframe where you only see the lines that define the visible parts of the objects.

    2BakSa.Net

  • The vast majority of silicon creatures are created as "wireframe" metal layers on a silicon dioxide surface.

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  • It is not obfuscated by a screen name and password wireframe obstacle course.

    Susanna Speier: Palin's Revere Fact Check Politiku

  • And magically, it came together over the summer of 2011 with my wireframe designs and developer Jeff Soto writing the code.

    Steve Rosenbaum: A Readers Revolution: Engaged

  • It is only, I think, the predominance of our visual and kinaesthetic sense of physical orientation, the highly spatial focus of our experience, that leads us to concentrate on those types of perception which model the world as a sort of wireframe simulation, a point-to-point mapping that represents (re-presents) rather than symbolises.

    Archive 2009-02-01

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