Axure RP

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Axure RP Pro
Developer(s) Axure Software Solutions
Stable release 7.0.0.3159 (Windows), 7.0.0.3159 (Mac) / May 27, 2014; 4 months ago (2014-05-27)
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8, Mac OS X
Website http://www.axure.com

Axure RP Pro is a wireframing, rapid prototyping, and specification software tool aimed at web and desktop applications. It offers capabilities typically found in diagramming tools like drag and drop placement,[1] resizing, and formatting of widgets. In addition, it has features for annotating widgets and defining interactions such as linking, conditional linking, simulating tab controls, show/hide element etc. There is support for medium-fidelity simulation of Rich Internet Applications.[2] Axure RP can then generate HTML prototypes and Microsoft Word specifications from the diagrams.

The Axure RP Pro application window is divided into 6 main areas:

  • sitemap - a hierarchical list of pages
  • widgets
  • masters (templates, or reusable collections of widgets)
  • page area - the main design area
  • page notes and interactions
  • widget annotations and interactions

Widgets available include:

  • wireframe: image, text panel, hyperlink, rectangle, table, line (horizontal/vertical), menu (horizontal/vertical), tree
  • form controls: button (various shapes, including tab buttons), text field, text area, drop-down list, list box, checkbox, radio button, image map region
  • placeholder, inline frame, dynamic panel (used to achieve interactivity)

Other widgets can be simulated by combining existing widgets and assigning specific actions to events such as OnClick, OnMouseOver and OnMouseOut. For example, dynamic panels can have a number of states, each state being activated by clicking on an element such as a tab button, list-box item, or action button. For tabs, this allows constructing a tab control.[3]

History[edit]

  • March 13, 2014, Axure RP 7[4]
  • April 18, 2012, Axure RP 6.5[5]
  • June 29, 2011, Axure RP 6.0 (for Mac)[6]
  • April 6, 2010, Axure RP 5.6 (for Mac)[7]
  • August 24, 2009, Axure RP Pro 5.6 (for Windows)[8]
  • February 24, 2009, Axure RP Pro 5.5[9]
  • October 15, 2008, Axure RP Pro 5.1[10]
  • April 21, 2008, Axure RP Pro 5[11]
  • July 2, 2007, Axure RP Pro 4.6[12]
  • March 6, 2006, Axure RP Pro 4[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Using Axure for Building Wireframes". Appnovation. July 28, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Axure blog - RIA (Rich Internet Application) Prototyping". Axure.com. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  3. ^ "AXURE 201 - Article 1: Dynamic Panels". Axure.com. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  4. ^ "Axure RP Release History". Axure.com. March 13, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Axure 6.5 New Features & Announcement". Axure.com. April 18, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Axure RP 6 is Here". Axure.com. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ "News". Axure. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ "News". Axure. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ "News". Axure. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ "News". Axure. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  11. ^ "News". Axure. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  12. ^ "News". Axure. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  13. ^ "News". Axure. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 

External links[edit]