Web design and the art of designing a website is a dynamic, ever changing, process. Starting work with a new client without first presenting your capabilities and concept art of the requirements that the client needs is going to end up in a pretty big mess. Clients always change their minds, and trying to work with a design within live environment from day one is just asking for more work and headache where none is necessary.
Wireframe kits are great because they can help us create designs and their concepts before we start any actual work, and because wireframe kits are so accessible and easy to use, we can have readily presentable designs available for our clients within an hour. This then helps to better understand the kind of design the client is looking for, and they can also finalize their final idea by working closely with the wireframe you have created to better understand how the website, application and/or platform is going to look, feel and work like.
We have gathered together a list of fifteen most popular and presumably the best wireframe kits that you can find on the web today, ranging from a variety of design styles to a variety of choices between simple and sophisticated, and we plan to keep this post updated in the future to reflect back the latest developments in web design and the kind of kits that are being crafted and published by fellow designers. If you are a design with your own wireframe kit, please do comment on your own behalf and we will be more than happy to look at your design and consider it for inclusion in this list, thank you!
Vector Wireframe Kit & Symbol Library
First up we have Giles Newman sharing with the world his user-friendly and perfectly design vector graphics wireframe kit that’s full of UI elements and objects that will let you create demo designs for any kind of project imaginable. Whether it’s video placeholders or social sharing icon elements, Giles has thought about things ahead and included a lot of nifty elements in his kit. Enjoy!
Free Blueprint Wireframe PSD Kit
Goksel Vancin shares with us a simple blueprint kit that will be great to use to create quick concept art for things like online forms, and content placements / designs. It has been online for several years now but still going strong with the Behance and designer community alike.
EventPro UI Kit – Free Download
This is an amazing wireframe kit from the designers over at DtailStudio. The project page at Behance has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, and goes to show what kind of publicity is possible when you share something truly unique, and no cost whatsoever. The multiple layouts and kit elements have been built to be used for developing for web platforms, and mobile apps, as well as tools. The EventPro Kit has been built to help designers and developers to quickly build scalable project demos that are dynamic and interactive.
Event settings and notifications are managed from a simple, streamlined control panel, as well as allowing you to monitor event activity using a detailed statistical package. EventPro allows users to Pin content, Manage items, Track balances, Gather statistics, and more. The platform uses our specially designed activity stream to offer a bird’s-eye view of the process – from event creation, through to ticket sales and user interactions. You can browse through user comments, shares, feedback and more. EventPro also makes it easy to keep track of your ticket sales, your users and their interactions with your upcoming event – using powerful statistical engines that do all the hard work for you.
Free 20 UX Item Pack
Need ready to use UX Device kit that you can use to showcase the way your projects look on certain types of devices? This free UX pack for devices has been popular amongst mobile designers and those who are into sketching mobile artwork. Thanks to Qaaim Goodwin for crafting and sharing with the designer community.
Free responsive wireframes (GIF)
Chris Bannister shared a simple concept art of responsive GIF wireframes that he was planning to use for one of his projects, only to learn that there was immense community demand and support towards his wireframes, upon which point he decided to make the PSD files available to the public, and the number of downloads for this kit has continued to grow over the years, not to mention more than 150,000+ views. Amazing kit!
Fireworks wireframe Stencils
Here we have a free Stencils kit from Alex Karp. This kit includes a number of elements and UI objects that can be used to quickly build a demo design for websites that deal with content; news, blogs, communities. Also good for doing some back-end concept designs since there’s a range of elements that fall under forms and input boxes.
Rapid Wireframing Kit
The kit includes 16 pages of wireframe components, 7 wireframe examples as starting points, 6 templates for different needs with built-in grids and notes, and a set of 77 icons. And although this is a premium (paid) item, the number of resources you get for the price are unbeatable, and you can create a variety of business, creative and dynamic platform demos just by using this kit alone. Well worth the investment.
Bones Wireframe Kit
The Bones wireframe kit is a retina ready, vector shaped, with the use of structured layers and organized kit structure, quick prototype design kit that features 120 different screens in 10 different categories, a range of 120 fully customizable web elements, all of which are in tune with the latest design trends and standards. All mockups can be loaded into Photoshop for quick editing and optimization.
Webpage Wireframe Stencil
Here we have a nice and free kit resource from Pixden. This particular Wireframe Stencil is full of vector elements such as sliders, image tabs, breadcrumb elements, buttons, icons, input forms, boxes, pagination elements and much more. It’s simple, it’s elegant and it will get the job done!
Free Photoshop Wireframe Kit
Are you a photoshop designer? Rafal Tomal went out of his way back in 2012 and put together a very resourceful photoshop wireframe kit that you can load up in PhotoShop and start working with right away. If you check Rafal’s official page for this kit, he goes into a little bit of detail explaining how it works and how to take advantage of its features.
UI8 Wireframe Kit
The designer resource UI8 has really stepped up their game in recent years, and are known as providers for some really high-quality designer content, with this wireframe kit being no exception. Although there are many wireframe kits that you can find on UI8’s website, this one stands out with its elegancy and professionalism, and should be sufficient enough to compliment your clients needs and requirements for website and platform projects.
Bootflat UI Kit
Are you into flat web design, and mostly do project for clients that are looking for flat design features? Bootflat is an open source Flat UI KIT based on Bootstrap 3.3.0 CSS framework; built with the CSS pre-processor SASS. Bootflat is the perfect wireframe kit to compliment your design choices, with the emphasis on lightweight design and mobile first approach.
Sally Blocks offers a big set of UI components and elements that will let you quickly craft responsive web designs. Every “block” is accompanied by its appropriate description, feature list, contact list, portfolio items, and more. With the use of Sally you will be well on your way to build and construct websites like landing pages, creative portfolios and business pages alike.
Jolly UI Free
How about some hand drawn design spice to your web design workflow? Jolly has been specifically crafted as a hand drawn wireframe kit that has been vectorized for your convenience. Simple sliders and other common web elements mean that you will be quickly able to create the kind of website design concepts that resemble the retro and classical styles.
Basiliq by CASTLE
The last kit on our list is another one that’s been hand-crafted, and features more than 300+ elements. Basiliq will let you easily create the kind of concept designs that resembles sites the likes of YouTube, Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter and many more, meaning that there really aren’t that many limitations to what you can create with Basiliq, for both desktop and mobile platforms.