A rough sketch that allows you to think on paper and place
content on a page tentatively and flexibly.
can be as big as a postage stamp, actual size, as raw
as a kid's freeform drawing or as finished as an artist's
go of how it looks. What really matters is how your thinking
progresses from one sketch to the next. The first idea
is rarely the best.
computers as design tools, there's a tendency to focus
too early on the small picture how the type looks,
how the picture is cropped, etc. before we've built
a solid working structure for the page. It's like trying
to cut trim for a house before the foundation and framing
no coincidence that thumbnails often look like miniature
grids, with image and text drawn as simple blocks. There's
a natural progression from thumbnails to grids, because
both focus on the underlying structure of the page.
Thumbnails can be difficult for others to interpret. Don't
worry about how it looks unless it's for somebody's