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Sponsor: OmniGraffle (A quick start five step guide to building a site mockup)

Last week we gave a quick start guide for using OmniFocus. This is a great way to get started with a free trial.

Today we provide the same quick start for creating in OmniGraffle: a five-step introduction attempt in less than 140 words.

Let’s say you wanted to design a new Website. Here’s how you create a mockup:

  1. Start it up. Download OmniGraffle here. Choose “Blank” from the template window.
  2. Frame it. Stencils→Software→Konigi Wireframes. Designing for an iPhone? Drag out the iPhone browser. Lock object in place with ⌘+L.
  3. Build it. Check out what else the Konigi stencil offers: position placeholders, buttons, and forms on your canvas. Turn on Snap to Grid (Arrange→Grid→Snap to Grid) for quick alignment.
  4. Fine-tune it. Replace Konigi elements with real copy or graphics if ready. Add labels for the benefit of others.
  5. Share it. Email, show off to colleagues via AirPlay, and more.

And to top it all off, it can all be done on the iPad.

You can also explore a bit more about this process. Visit OmniTools for more info about OmniGraffle and and all the other products that they offer.