Planning and communication are the two key elements to develop any website or application or anything else apart from that. It would be better if we built the layout of the proposed website beforehand, so our client can assess how it will look or development team can assess the improvement area. It not only saves your development time but also can deliver you the elegant website or application. Layout structure contains header, footer, container and sidebar. We can use pen and paper to draw the mock up layout, but now days there are tools which you can use it to draw the layout structure more efficiently which saves the time. I am listing down some such kind of screen layout design tool which you can use to make your website or application prototype.
Frame Box – Lightweight Online Tool for Creating Mockups
It is a kind of wire framing tool which is light weight in nature and it will deliver your mock up very quickly.It is free so need a simple registration to use it.It has drag and drop feature editor which makes it easy to use.
Mockingbird – Screen Layout Design Tools
It is a popular wire-framing tool which has drag and drop editor. After creating your mock-up it has another built in sharing feature.
Facebook Applications Stencil Kit
It is an another elegant mock up tool which you can use to build up prototype for Facebook application.
Mockup Builder Screen Layout Design Tool
It is a kind of free mockup designing tool which is built on microsoft Silverlight. It will create your proposed prototype efficiently and share it using its sharing option to your client.It will deliver a simple and elegant mock up in a very short period of time.
Mock Flow – Screen Layout Design Tools
It is a super easy wireframe which you can create to build up complex wireframe. It has some add-ons which helps to build your mock-up in a very short period of time. It provides a mobile application which ensure to build up mock-ups and share to the client on the fly.
Free Sketching & Wireframing Kit
It is a dazzling wireframing tool which comes with icons, indicators, feedback messages, tool tips, navigation elements, image placeholders, embedded videos, sliders and common ad banners.
Flex Stencil Kit
It is a elegant wireframing tool which comes with Flex elements like panels, data grid, buttons, fields, links, toggle, menu, scrolls, accordion, tabs, list, data picker, tool tip.
HotGloo – Screen Layout Design Tools
It is a most popular website design tool which has been used more than 26000 projects. It comes with couple of components, feature rich set of libraries which ensure to create efficient layout structure and depict elegant work flow.
SimpleDiagrams Free Edition (Adobe Air App)
It is a tiny adobe air app which deliver your design idea in a very short period of time. It has drag and drop feature, post images, export as PNG etc. features.
- Yahoo! Design Stencils – Design Pattern Library
One of the most popular and widely used designing tools, it has large set of elements like ad units, calendars, carousels, charts and tables, UI controls, form elements, grids, menus and buttons, mobile (general), mobile (iPhone), navigation and pagination, OS elements, placeholder text, screen resolutions, tabs.
- EightShapes Unify
It is a collection of libraries, templates and other sorts of assets which ensure a quick delivery.The deliverable will be very consistent.
Invision – Screen Layout Design Tool
It is a stunning layout designing tools which provide most interactive mock up design with much polish interface. It is mobile supportable.
Lumzy – Quick Mockup Creation and Prototyping Tool
It comes with rich set of components which enable it to deliver elegant designing layout in a very quick time.It comes with elements like Message Alerts, interactive Page Navigation, add Links to external content, and much more.
It is one of the most elegant sort of mock up design tools which is cloud based. It can work offline also. It comes with drag and drop features and reusable libraries which ensure quality deliverable that your client is expecting for.