Tuesday, October 29, 2013

AXURE - $589 (Mac/Win)

Axure RP, business drawing software for creating mockups and wireframes of application user interfaces. Generate an interactive HTML website wireframe or UI mockup without coding. Then, send a link to clients or users to review. Or design an Android or iPhone app interface and view it right on your mobile device.

Is anyone out there using this yet for their business? And if so, what is your experience so far (pros/cons)?
Comments/Feedback that I have gotten so far:
Its easy to use and the prototyping is particularly useful.
The code it outputs being useless and the pricing being high.
I did a small project with Axure, and wasn't quite pleased with it. Some great things about it, as it is fast to put together generic wireframes. But for complex interactions, I found it tedious with the haven't to hide show all its states. You basically fake interactions.
I lean more towards OmniGraffle and Fireworks.
Not a fan of axure. I prefer "just in mind".
Other options include Balsamiq, Tumult Hype HTML5 (Mac only)

>> http://www.axure.com/
10 commandments of efficient design in axure
>> http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2013/10/04/ten-commandments-of-efficient-design-in-axure/
5 mistakes made using axure
>> http://www.webcredible.co.uk/blog/5-mistakes-made-using-axure
Axure Pro tips
>> http://axureprotips.tumblr.com/
Axure training
>> http://www.pinterest.com/huangv/axure-training/
Axure on youtube
>> http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=axure
Axure Chrome browser extension
>> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/axure-rp-extension-for-ch/dogkpdfcklifaemcdfbildhcofnopogp?hl=en-US
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axure_RP