Mocksup is a tool that takes website mockups to a whole new level. Some web mockup tools lets users work on layout, some keep the focus on design, and others offer features to test out the structure of pages within a new site. Mocksup is an application that brings all of these elements together, letting people design pages, link those pages together, and then distribute those mockups to friends and coworkers to seek instant feedback and approval.
Before you go through the process of putting together a website that your client is going to dislike, create a few mockups of your ideas with Mocksup and find the one that your colleagues think the client will like best. When you create a new project, you’ll be presented with a blank page that can be filled with all the elements you hope to put on your site. Upload custom background images, use unique color combinations, and tweak the alignment of various page elements until everything looks just as you want it. When one mockup page looks perfect, you can start on the next. Using links, you can then bring together the pages you’ve made in a multi-page prototype to give people a better idea of exactly how your website will function and flow. You can also use digital Post-It notes to strategically draw your colleagues’ eyes to potential problem areas and seek their advice on how certain layout issues can easily be resolved.
Once you’re happy with how your mockup looks, go ahead and send it to your friends. Anyone you invite can leave comments along the right hand side of the mockup page or add a note directly on the mockup itself. If someone decides they preferred an older version of your design, that’s no problem. Mocksup automatically archives older versions of your mockups each time a newer version is saved, ensuring you’ll never lose a great idea again. Overall, Mocksup is a useful tool that combines the best elements of similar applications to create a mockup application that is far superior to others in the category.
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Wow, very big error here. You state that “Before you go through the process of putting together a website that your client is going to dislike, create a few mockups of your ideas with Mocksup and find the one that your colleagues think the client will like best.”
This is not the case. A quote from the Mocksup website: “Q: Can I create mockups with Mocksup? A: No. Mocksup is not for creating…mockups in the browser for either PCs or iPhones. Mocksup is for enhancing the mockups you already have. If you’re looking for a browser-based way to create mockups, you’ll have to build it yourself. Please do send us an invite when you’ve got something!”
In your entry, you state “When you create a new project, you’ll be presented with a blank page that can be filled with all the elements you hope to put on your site.”
Not true. You can put one thing on the blank page: pictures. Images. Nothing else.
In my opinion, Mocksup is a whiteboard on steroids, like hundreds of other white boards on steriods out there. I give it one star. However, the point is this: whatever you think of the product, it should be made clear in your entry that Mocksup is NOT a tool for building mockups. Your entry is extremely misleading.