wire + frame
wireframe (plural wireframes)
- (computer graphics) A visual model of an electronic representation of a three-dimensional object
2001, Philip D. Rufe, Fundamentals of Manufacturing, →ISBN, page 153:
- A wireframe is transparent in nature, requiring some skill and expertise in interpreting the model.
- (web design) A basic visual guide used to suggest the layout of fundamental elements in a web interface
2003, Andrew Chak, Submit Now: Designing Persuasive Web Sites, →ISBN, page 306:
- Wireframes should be simple sketches that you can quickly revise and not get attached to.
model of three-dimensional object
wireframe (third-person singular simple present wireframes, present participle wireframing, simple past and past participle wireframed)
- (computer graphics) To generate a wireframe representation
2003, William Gibson, Idoru, page 35:
- She'd barely wireframed it, here, and there was no there there, no interiority.
- (web design) To prepare a wireframe for a website
2006, Daniel M. Brown, Communicating Design, →ISBN, page 290:
- There are a few lists you should make before you start wireframing.