How to create dropdown menus or combo boxes in Axure RP 9
How to create dropdown menus or combo boxes in Axure RP 9
How to create dropdown menus or combo boxes in Axure RP 9

First, let’s clarify what exactly is a dropdown menu, and what is a combo box, aren’t they the same? Well … no, not really, let me explain.

Technically speaking, a dropdown menu is different from a combo box. A combo box is a combination of a dropdown menu and text input (confined to a set list of values).

In other words a combo box is more difficult to prototype because of the dual nature of the control and in this article we will see how we can tackle this problem starting with a simple dropdown menu.

So, this article has…


How to create a stepper in Axure RP 9
How to create a stepper in Axure RP 9
How to create a stepper in Axure RP 9

Stepper controls are usually easy to prototype. The trickiest part is actually the expression used to change the actual stepper value. This is especially challenging when you are trying to increase/decrease a value inside a string that requires parsing, for instance “2 PX”, “3 Hours”, “4 Days”.

Let’s tackle this!

To create this stepper control we will not gonna use global variables for this. …


How to create a segmented control in Axure RP 9
How to create a segmented control in Axure RP 9
How to create a segmented control in Axure RP 9

Segmented controls are not very easy to tackle in prototyping. This is especially true when you have more than 2 segments. This article will show you how to create a segmented control with 3 segments in Axure in just 2 simple steps. The technique can be applied for any number of segments.

Ready? Let’s begin!

Prerequisites

To follow along, you’ll need to be a little bit familiar with Axure and have some understanding about widgets, interactions, local variables and expressions.

Also, if you haven’t done it yet, you can download Axure latest version from Axure Website.

What you will create


How to create a slider in Axure RP 9
How to create a slider in Axure RP 9
How to create a slider in Axure RP 9

Axure is a well-known prototyping tool with a lot of history, it has been around for years (about 18). You can create almost any kind of prototypes from simple ones to more complex ones with variables and logic without writing a single line of code (well, when dealing with the complexity you will need to write some expressions).

Prerequisites

To follow along, you need to have Axure installed. You can download the appropriate version (Windows or Mac) from Axure Website.

If you are a little bit familiar with Axure you know about widgets, interactions then you are on the right track


Part 1: Interactions

Understanding Axure RP 9 for UI/UX designers
Understanding Axure RP 9 for UI/UX designers
Understanding Axure RP 9 for UI/UX designers

Axure is a powerful prototyping software with a lot of history. It has been around for many years and is available for Windows and Mac. Axure gained a lot of functionality over time, and today you can look at Axure as all in one tool. You can basically create a lot of UI/UX artifacts without leaving it.

Prerequisites

You don’t need to have any previous experience with Axure to follow along with this article, but if you do have, maybe this article can help you to shed some light on some core concepts related to interactions and prototyping in general…


How to create a switch in Axure RP 9
How to create a switch in Axure RP 9
How to create a switch in Axure RP 9

Axure is a well-known prototyping tool with a lot of history, it has been around for years. You can create almost any kind of prototypes from simple ones to more complex ones with variables and logic without writing a single line of code (well, when dealing with the complexity you will need to write some expressions).

Prerequisites

First, you need to have Axure installed, if you don’t have it then simply head over axure.com and download the latest (trial) version.

Axure is available for Windows and Mac, so choose the appropriate version to download.

If you are a little bit familiar…


Moqups
Moqups

Disclaimer. This quick look is from a UX perspective and it reflects my personal experience with the software.

Introduction

Without a doubt the UX specific tools market is quite crowded right now, there are a lot of apps available out there.

Moqups is an easy to use web app that offers a unique combination of tools that allows you to create diagrams, flowcharts, wireframes and prototypes.

Benefits

One of the main benefits is the fact that Moqups is more than a wireframing tool. You can do pretty much anything from diagrams, wireframes up to prototypes.

It’s really easy to use and…

Lucian Dinu

I’m a self-taught designer and occasional developer. blog.luciandinu.com

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