A Deep Dive Into Axure 8: A Comprehensive Review

Behind every great invention lie dozens of sacrificed prototypes. It took Michele Ferrero almost five years to perfect the spherical wafer within the famous chocolates that bear his name. No great product or invention emerges fully formed, and this applies to great websites and software as well. Whether you’re working on digital products or chocolates,…

6 Smart ways to use Axure in Fiori projects

A couple of months ago we started to leverage Axure on our Fiori, UX and design thinking projects. I first came across Axure while working with one of our clients. In this case, we wanted to simplify the Business Intelligence (BI) reporting framework for their executives and sales teams. The customer had a heterogeneous landscape…

Automated mobile menus in Axure

In my research and development time at Creative Jar, I’ve created an Axure tool that automatically creates a full mobile menu prototype from spreadsheet data. Hopefully, this mobile menu tool will immediately save you days of work. Below I’ll describe how to utilise the off-canvas, mobile menu framework. Before then, it would be worth explaining…

Axure’s Ridiculously Useful

A UXB member recently asked…”How do you make links in Sketch?” The simple answer is you can’t. Due to the popularity of Photoshop and Sketch – which are dedicated UI design tools – prototyping tools like Axure get overlooked. If Photoshop is the reigning queen of design software, then Sketch is the new hot girl…

Predictive Search with Axure

UX today has come a long way with tools like Axure. Here at Lightmaker, we try to push the envelope on these engines in order to provide our clients with a truly interactive experience that has opened the door to user-testing through our prototypes. Today, we will cover how to create a ‘Predictive Search’ that…

Axure vs Mockplus vs Balsamiq

Wireframing tools make creating a website or application fundamentally easier, by allowing designers or design team purely focus on functions and user interactivity with conceptual prototypes in hand. Generally there are more prototyping tools than ever, each offering different levels of functions. For another thing, making a right choice amongst them can be daunting especially…

UX Design: 10 Things Travel Websites Can Teach You

Has it ever crossed your mind that you can still grow professionally while you are planning your vacations? Popular travel websites, booking and checkout forms, trip planners and hotel timetables are all excellent sources to enhance your knowledge in the field of user experience design. While selecting the best locations, hotels and scheduling your trip,…

Axure RP 8: First Impressions

Axure RP 8, the next major version of popular wireframing software from Axure, was introduced to public in its beta phase last week. I’ve been trying it since then and here is my first impressions. This review based on my quick experience with the Axure RP 8 Beta on a Mac for about a week.…

4 tips to increase your Axure efficiency

Axure can be a little cumbersome to maintain, especially with lots of pages and widgets. Having worked on a number of Axure prototypes (some very complex) I’ve discovered a few tricks that help me make prototyping more manageable and efficient. 1. Copy and paste interactions Copy and paste is an easily forgotten function when it…

Getting clever with Axure’s push/pull widgets

Axure’s push/pull widgets was a welcome addition to version 7 as it made it A LOT simpler to move items up and down the page. Granted, I’ve still got more control with my old ‘move chaining’, but you can’t argue with the time it takes to get a page moving. However, there is one thing…