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…

16 Design Tools for Prototyping and Wireframing

In recent years the number of tools available to help you document and design your web site has just exploded. It seems that we all need a wireframing or prototyping tool at our fingertips (at least in the design arena). So in order to save you the hard work required to find one, I’ve assembled…

What Does a UX Designer Actually Do?

I still remember the first time I came across the term “User Experience Designer”. It was years ago, embedded in the email signature of a friend of mine—someone whose job I never quite understood. So I asked him. His answer fundamentally changed how I designed websites from that day forward. Not because of what he…

How to become Axemplate affiliate?

If you have a blog, website, email list, social media accounts or you just have a lot of friends who use Axure RP, then you can join the Affiliate Program and earn a 33% commission on every purchase. When a visitor comes to our website and buys products via Gumroad from your link, you’ll earn…