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Any easy PHP Screen Layout Tools?

Putting together some specifications for a PHP/mySQL system which I need to
pass off to a developer. Are there any slick PHP tools that can be used to
design screen layouts so that the communication to the developer can be made
exactly as to what the interface should look like?
Jan 3 '06 #1
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Following on from Al Franz's message. . .
Putting together some specifications for a PHP/mySQL system which I need to
pass off to a developer. Are there any slick PHP tools that can be used to
design screen layouts so that the communication to the developer can be made
exactly as to what the interface should look like?

I should
1 - just itemise itemiseable things
2 - knock up a dummy page to illustrate look and feel for the site
NB emphasize the different types of elements that you want to be
hookable by CSS.
3 - Sketch, using a trusty HB the approx screen layout and screen
relationships and email content.

Then
4 - Ask the developer what they think about it. If they have done some
of this sort of thing before they will have practical suggestions
regarding ease of use, ease and robustness of development, shunting
complications to backwaters and screen controls and so on. (If you
haven't designed web based applications before then you might be in for
a shock as you find how coarse the communication between client and
server is.)

I have used Visio but just to show the flow of complete transactions and
which screen calls which other screens/email-sending.

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Jan 3 '06 #2
Al Franz wrote:
Putting together some specifications for a PHP/mySQL system which I need
to
pass off to a developer. Are there any slick PHP tools that can be used
to design screen layouts so that the communication to the developer can be
made exactly as to what the interface should look like?


Yes, although its intended for developing the end product rather than a
prototype, it can be used for the latter....

http://pfp-studio.sourceforge.net/

The current version requires a Unix/Linux/Posix platform server side (front
end runs in Firefox / Internet Explorer / mozilla / Safari /
Konqueror....).

HTH

C.
Jan 3 '06 #3

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