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Prototyping with Sketch: Best Tutorials and Resources in 2017

Sketch is a vector drawing application on Mac. Compared with Photoshop, Sketch is much lighter and simpler. A wave of enthusiasm for prototyping with Sketch has swept recently because it is very easy to design mockups. Sketch has a richer component library and more comprehensive size control than Axure so that the prototype is more realistic, more conducive to the communication and presentation. If you focus on web design, app development, prototyping and UX design, you will soon realize that Sketch is an edge tool for digital design. Especially for the development of responsive Web design. Let's take a look at some Sketch's introductory tutorials and learn how to use plug-ins of Mockplus for interactive effects. 1. Artboard Before clicking on the golden diamond icon, we must make a concept clear at first: Sketch is a vector-based drawing software that has no traditional canvas, and the entire blank area can be used for design. But in fact, we need a frame to limit our design…

Professional UX Design Approaches for Building The Best Website

Building a website through UX design approaches is very much like painting or sculptural art, they all take patience, foresight, aesthetics ability, creativity and perception of details. Generally, the website you design represents your company, it needs to be stunning and breathtaking. If you look deeper into the aspects of website building, you can find some core UX features that outstanding websites share. By analyzing the top design trends, we may accurately trace out four major professional UX design methods for website building. 1. Streamlined Navigation By saying “Streamlined Navigation”, I do not only refer to the navigation bar but all others navigations on a larger scale. Not to mention the great ones, a standard website also needs to be of high usability. Besides that, the speed and accuracy of loading are of decisive significance as well. In professional UX principles, the typography should be carefully organized to ensure the best user experience. Links should be highly …

The Best Mockup & Wireframing Design Tools & Apps for UI/UX Designers in 2017

Prototyping/wireframing tools are the best communication method between interaction designers, project manager, and website developers. It’s a key step of web or mobile app development process. While in principle, the design of prototypes must be a product of interaction designers, and the user-centered concept shall run through the whole product design progress. The professional perspective and rich user experience of interaction designer will directly influence the usability of the product.
Desktop-based Prototyping Tools


1. Axure RP (Mac & Win) | ($495/user) Axure RP is a desktop application that allows designers to create, test, and share interactive prototypes. Been called as the most comprehensive (in terms of functionality) prototyping tools, it’s an ideal desktop software for both static, low-fidelity prototypes and more sophisticated, interactive prototypes. As an extremely professional UX tool, Axure requires a steep learning curve.
2. Mockplus (Mac & Win) | ($129/ye…

Prototyping Tools Review: Is Axure RP the Best Tool for Prototyping?

As the leader of the prototype tool market, Axure RP (Axure rapid prototyping) is the oldest and most powerful brand with a history of 15 years. But are you agree is Axure RP the best for prototyping? Is Axure the only choice? I selected three popular prototyping tools for UI/UX designers and UX design team on the market (Mockplus, Justinmind, Proto.io) to compare in different dimensions to see if Axure is the best and the only choice for designers.


Price Cost Price is often a decisive factor in choosing the prototyping tools. In general, there are multiple choices on the subscription patterns for each tool, such as the monthly subscriptions, annual subscriptions, personal editions, team versions, and the perpetual license. Here we simply make a comparison basing on the single average monthly price of the annual subscription.
Axure: 29 $ per month
Mockplus: 10.75 $ per month
Justinmind: 19 $ per month
Proto.io: 24 $ per month
From the point of price cost, Axure is the most expensive amon…