UX Sketching And Wireframing Templates For Mobile Projects

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A new freebie for Smashing Magazine’s readers: two printable UX sketching and wireframing templates designed by Pixle. Enjoy Outline and Tapsize!

Today we are happy to release two printable UX sketching and wireframing templates, designed by Pixle for Smashing Magazine’s readers. This article presents Outline, a set of sketching and wireframing papers for mobile platforms and Tapsize, a set of templates for checking optimal tap areas without a mobile device.


Outline is a set of 28 printable sketching and wireframing papers (in PDF) for seven mobile platforms: Android, BlackBerry, iOS (iPad and iPhone), Meego, Symbian, webOS, Windows Phone 7. The set consists of a few combinations, such as actual size, 10 devices fit to a page, and landscape layout.

Note: Print the sheets at actual size (i.e. do not resize).

As a bonus, Outline includes an Illustrator file displaying the mobile devices.

Outline set
Outline paper set.
Windows Phone 7 Panorama template
Windows Phone 7 and 8 panorama template.
Android 4.x template
Android 4.x template.


With Tapsize, you can determine the optimal tap area without having an actual device. Just print the screen you need. The set includes 9 PDFs:

  • 3.5 inches — 640 × 960 pixels
  • 4.65 inches — 1280 × 720 pixels
  • 5.3 inches — 1280 × 800 pixels
  • 7 inches — 1024 × 600 pixels
  • 7 inches — 1280 × 800 pixels
  • 7.7 inches — 1280 × 800 pixels
  • 8.9 inches — 1280 × 800 pixels
  • 9.7 inches — 1024 × 768 and 2048 × 1536 pixels
  • 10.1 inches — 1280 × 800 pixels

Note: Print the sheets at actual size (i.e. do not resize).

Tapsize set
Tapsize paper set.
Calculated grid
Calculating the grid.
Checking optimal tap size on paper Google Nexus 7 tablet :)
Checking the optimal tap area for the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

Behind The Design

Pixle are talented and skilled dots based in Warsaw, Poland, focusing on mobile software and UI design. Besides mobile apps like Bord and Foldify, they designed Gesty and Subway icons sets for designers and developers.

Download The Set For Free

Both sets are completely free to use for commercial and personal projects, without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word.

We’d like to thank the creative minds behind Pixle for providing the resources for everybody to use and share!

Further Reading

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