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Oh, and the platform is Windows only. An open source tool would be best.
On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> My associates are good coders (as far as I know), but designers and
> grammarians they're not—especially when it comes to the ESL folks. We end
> up wasting a lot of time and effort with their "code first, design later"
> mentality, which invariably delays user manual additions and SW delivery
> dates as we massage iteration after iteration of the UI. I'm wanting to be
> proactive and suggest a procedure whereby a written GUI spec, complete with
> proposed screenshot(s), needs prior managerial approval *before* any
> coding begins. Along with this the coder would have to submit an electronic
> copy of screenshot to me, so I have a head start on shoehorning it into the
> pre-existing user manual.
> So, any tips on easy-to-use GUI mockup software for coders?
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