A wireframe is a visual representation of an app or website’s layout and user flow. It typically includes the page elements, like text and images, as well as page navigation, menus, and other interactive elements. When designing a product using Figma, wireframes are essential for quickly prototyping ideas and outlining the structure of your design.
Creating a wireframe in Figma starts with setting up your project. Create a new Figma file in the workspace of your choice, give it a name that reflects the project you’re working on, and select a template to get started. The templates are helpful because they provide an outline of the basic structure of your design.
Once you have the template set up, you can begin to add page elements to your wireframe. Click and drag elements onto the canvas from the left-hand toolbar — such as shapes for buttons or text boxes for labels — then use Figma’s alignment tools to arrange them into neat rows and columns.
Once you’ve created a basic layout for your wireframe, you can add interactive elements like hotspots or clickable buttons. To do this in Figma, use its prototyping tools to link objects together — for example linking two screens together so that tapping on one object will navigate users to another screen.
Themes are useful if you want to apply consistent styling across multiple components in your wireframe. In Figma you can create themes that define colors, typography, spacing values, gradients and more; then apply them across all of your pages with one click.
Testing Your Wireframes
Once you’ve finished building out your wireframes in Figma it’s time to test them out! You can use Figma’s built-in prototyping toolset to preview how users will interact with your design; or share it with colleagues or stakeholders for feedback.
Creating wireframes in Figma is an efficient way to quickly prototype ideas and outline the structure of an app or website design. With its intuitive user interface and powerful prototyping tools it’s easy to create interactive layouts with custom styling that accurately reflect what users will experience when interacting with the final product.