From wireframe to prototype with Axure RP

This blog post does not start with a quick win, because using the tool I will present is a quick win, by itself. Axure RP is the most advanced wireframe, mockup and rapid prototype creation tool with built in collaboration features.

From wireframe to prototype

Pre-production user experience testing has three stages: wireframe, mockup and prototype. Obviously any of them can be omitted, and even if all three stages are present, the boundaries between them can be quite blurry.
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The web safe area

Quick win

Start webdesign by selecting the most likely platform for your app/site, and create a design for that first. Find the lowest resolution with more than 3% market share on the said platform. Find the minimum viewport size in that case. The most commonly used web safe area is 980×500px.
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The Golden Ratio in UX Design

Quick win

If you are looking for the most pleasing proportion between two things you should start with the golden ration (they can be anything from paddings on websites to proportions of buildings). In UX design we can live with the rough estimate of 1.618 for this irrational number.
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