i want to create some UI wireframes for my client, what is software best that can be used to create these wireframes quickly. are there any best open source software for this as well and i wont mind buying good one even if its commercial ? any suggestion would be much appreciated.
actually, now that we have all the transitions and animations, AJAX loading, lightbox-style dialog boxes and stuff, what is the best practice to communicate the mockup design to the client (or even within the company)?
I feel static photoshop mockups just don’t cut it anymore.
InDesign is an outstanding piece of software of course! But as you said it is a bit too much to buy it just for wireframing! If you work with Print then sure you can buy ID and use for both Print work and wireframing!
On the other hand, Axure is useful IMHO for both simple / quick prototyping and more advanced prototyping! I think it is worth its money for a pro! (especially for companies).
If you want your client to see all these effects immediately, I’d say that’s the most efficient and accurate wireframe you can give him.