1. A Web design term

A wireframe is a prototyping technique that shows how the links on a web site will work (once it is built). A wireframe drawing is used as part of the user requirement stage of web site creation. For example, a web agency often produce a wireframe for the client to sign off before full production starts.

2. A Computer Aided Design term

Three dimensional drawings on a CAD system always start off with a wireframe. The shape of the object is defined by a layer of joined up triangles or polygons, so the object looks as if it is made of wire. Once the wireframe has been designed, it is 'rendered' to form a textured, 3D object. The advantage of working with wireframe is that the slow rendering process is avoided during development.


Challenge see if you can find out one extra fact on this topic that we haven't already told you

Click on this link: Wireframe renderingi

back to glossaryback to glossary