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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...