I was asked by a customer to make a prototype for a to be developed application.
The goal was:
- to show the end-customer we are making progress
- gather feedback early on
I doubted to use one of the many Prototyping softwares that are out ther: Balsamiq, …
- When porting it to a ‘real’ application, chances are parts can be integral re-used
- I feel more flexible if the end-customer suddenly asks: can you do XYZ. In case the prototyping software does not support that, we are blocked
- I am technical. Not that I know everything but I know in this domain: Google searches will help you a lot. In this space so much code snippets are ready to be copied and pasted
I did not completely start from scratch but use the Bootstrap framework.
In about three hours I had something demo-able (a mini application with three screen types). I was quite amazed myself 😉