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Displaying Concepts for Preview

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by DennisWilliams, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. DennisWilliams

    DennisWilliams Junior Member

    Hi all,

    Does anyone have any tips on layout-out / displaying of concept work for previewing?

    My current process is to create a concept and save as a full image within a table layout in html. I then use image maps (old school I know!) to create links over the image. This allows me to then quickly form a concept site and tweek individual pages or elements of a concept for previewing as I go along without constantly having to email files etc. This also gives a better walk through of the concept and can show any issues regarding usability in the early stages of design.

    The above process works great on sites which don't contain a lot of animation but with JQuery functionality etc it is becoming harder to show how a concept works / functions sometimes. I am basically having to work a lot harder to explain and show the functionality of a site and how the controls work together!

    Does anyone have any recommendations on possible software or another process that would help me in showing workable concepts.


  2. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

  3. DennisWilliams

    DennisWilliams Junior Member

    Thanks for the link, although this is not something that's going to be possible at the moment.

    I'm looking for something that might complement my current process?
  4. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    There really is no reason not to adopt that process—it makes complete sense for anyone building websites for clients.
  5. DennisWilliams

    DennisWilliams Junior Member

    I agree with the process and can see the benifits, its more a matter of timing at the moment for myself and the team I work within.
  6. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    If you want to show them concepts, show them sketches, sketches allow for change, and don't create such a rigid feel to everything. If they like your concepts 24 ways: Make Your Mockup in Markup

    EDIT: apologies, misread that you wanted working concepts, sketches aren't working concepts.
  7. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

  8. Digital Naga

    Digital Naga Member

    Try fireworks, can add rollovers, drop down menus etc

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