Getting Omnigraffle and Visio to Play Nice with Each Other

Sep 16
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Sometimes in a mad scramble to meet deadlines, we “have” to get Omnigraffle and Visio to play nice with each other. Here are some workarounds for those pesky issues to make the best of a tough situation. Please add to the list based on your own experiences. Set a Master Template Use either Visio or Omnigraffle as the master tool with the other contributing only on page level design. Standardize layout, fonts, stencils, alignment and grid on one master page that is imported and followed closely on the other. Obviously, ensure the...

High-Fidelity: From Wireframes to Comps

Sep 16
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In this post, we discuss some of the basic steps we typically use to create compelling visual design compositions or mockups from the wireframes developed by our IAs. Ideally, a visual designer should be involved with a project from the onset. However, the reality for a service firm like ours where we are usually running multiple projects simultaneously, is that the graphic designers often begin their magic only after the wireframes are nearly finalized. We have tried to create a format for our wireframes that leaves a lot of room for...