Creating flexible, high functionality, and high fidelity prototypes traditionally requires a lot of custom development time upfront. Managing a project’s time and resources is a primary concern for the development team and the client. As a result, to meet deadlines and budgets, both parties agree not to create them most of the time. However, these types of prototypes can be invaluable as they contain a high degree of interactivity and provide a better look at the final solution. This is where Creative Hive Labs’s use of WordPress comes in.
We find that WordPress is an excellent choice for quickly creating prototypes due to the inherent flexibility of theme templates, the diversity of standard functionality you have at your disposal through plugins, and your ability to customize the user experience quickly. WordPress even provides the base functionality found in most applications, including user logins and role management, data queries, media management, URL routing, and database structure within the core software.