Lately I've been making HTML mockups for some of my answers. Here are two examples:
- Interactive table - with many levels of information
- How to make a 20-field online form more user friendly?
I've been using my product Handcraft, since that's what it's made for.
Sometimes people post screenshots or wireframes to assist in their answer. This is great, and it looks like we'll be getting Balsamiq Mockups integration to assist with that part of answering questions.
HTML mockups can also contribute in a great way to answers. But there's no easy way to create a quick HTML mockup demonstrating some interaction or some screen design, and there's no easy way to make it editable by the community.
Handcraft could solve this problem. We could integrate with UX and allow members to easily create HTML mockups and post them in answers. They could even be collaborative, perhaps based on whether the answer is a community wiki or not.
I'm willing to initiate this process with Stack Exchange if the community here thinks it would be a valuable addition.
What do you think? If this existed, would you use it? What kind of integration options would you be interested in? Do you think it could help improve the quality of answers throughout the site?
Note that this would be free. I'd love to build this integration if it helps the community post better answers.