Axure RP is a dedicated tool for prototyping web sites and web applications. It's based on concepts known from Visio and web design tools, and elegantly combines the best of the two worlds. Interaction designers have suffered from the fact that there have been no decent software tools on the market dedicated to prototyping. Those of us who didn't stick with the pen, paper, scissor and glue stick method of paper prototyping, have had no other option but to use and adapt tools designed for other purposes, such as Visio, Dreamweaver, PowerPoint, and Photoshop. Axure have set out to change this. Their Axure RP Pro is a dedicated web prototyping tool. All it does is prototyping, and it does it quite well.
Here are some key features of "Axure RP":
- Rapidly design user interfaces in a familiar drag and drop environment. Define the functionality of each individual object (i.e. buttons) by adding annotations and links.
- View and interact with your prototype within a browser. Annotations can be viewed in the prototype by clicking the labels. Links and HTML objects are functional.
- Document the design with easy-to-read, professional specifications. The generated Word documents include screenshots with footnotes and object tables with annotation and link information.
- Save time and make global changes by using references and templates. A change to a reference or template will be reflected on all pages that the reference or template is used.