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Updated blog and Axure content

It has been quite some time since I have posted an update – has been a very busy few months out at a new client. Faced with some down time during the holiday season and two weeks to myself it was time to revamp the blog, get some hosting, a domain…

Axure specification templates Deep-Dive – configuration options

In the first part of this post, I went through the process of creating and refining a word template to suit a generated Axure specification. This really only touched on one tab of the specification generation configuration and the idea of this post is to go over the remaining options…

Axure specification templates explored

If you have read my other posts on generating specifications from Axure and the benefits of doing so, then you may want to delve into the world of customising spec templates and the various configurations options. I am a strong believe in letting the application (in this case ‘Axure’) doing…

Updated - AJAX-style autocomplete v2 .rplib available for download

I’ve had lots of positive feedback around the outcompete field for Axure RP and as promised I have packaged up into a master .rplib file for easily dropping on to your prototypes. The updated version has a nicer transition and rollover effect and uses the name ‘Davidson’ as a…

Replicating AJAX-style lightbox within Axure prototypes

In a post the other day I detailed how to replicate the always popular AJAX-style autocomplete functionality within Axure. In a similar vain, I wanted to replicate another popular AJAX-enabled function, the ‘lightbox’. Lightboxes are becoming increasingly popular on the web and by doing the legwork up front, you can…

From prototype presentation to functional specification

Building a prototype for a presentation is a great way for clients to ‘visualize’ your design concepts and impress on that first meet and greet. Mocking up a quick design prototype in Axure from RFP or tender requirements is quick and easy, and most importantly, reusable! Traditionally creating such a…

Creating AJAX-style auto complete functionality within Axure prototypes - UPDATED

I am currently building a prototype for a client which early on requires a demo to users of the system, and I really wanted to put the time into building a prototype that was as realistic as possible. With that in mind, I wanted to build an Ajax-style auto complete…

Using raised events for mixing up your masters

I've been playing around with making my current prototype more usable and dynamic in the last few days and have come across a cool but not well documented feature of  'raised events'. Essentially it allows you to add flexibility to your master's in able to change page by page, and…

Axure RP and Source Control with Subversion

If anyone out there is using or has thought about using Axure RP Pro for a project and stumbled at the source control hurdle, or decided against it for lack of source control support, I challenge you to read this post and still disagree. Axure RP is a great application…

Prototyping and spec generation with Axure RP

Axure RP and making life easier As a business analyst in the web arena, a large part of my job is building and spec'ing interfaces for web applications. While this can be done with the standard office suite (Word and Visio), I always like to use gadgets and tools that…