DecoBox Widget for Axure


I developed this widget for the Web App UI at my full time job. Since most of the applications we build are data heavy I had to come up with a way to allow separation of different data types and page functionality while making viewing of the data easy with minimal scrolling.

I basically combined a box container with the drawer metaphor. I call it the DecoBox.

It can be as simple as just a display box with a title bar or as complex as a collapsible/expandable drawer action with a toolbar that has it’s own sliding trays for, wel… whatever you want.

I can say it’s been a huge success where I work. The users love that they can get things out of their way, but still have it handy with a single mouse click. The developers like having the sliding tray for forms and AJAX calls. It’s been a very flexible and intuitive UI element.

So I’ve taken the time to document it pretty thoroughly in the .rp file and make it a Custom Widget. I now offer it out to the Axure community at large.

It’s in grayscale since wireframes should be so IMHO. The width can easily be adjusted to fit your needs.

So… enjoy! If you have any questions feel free to ask @iconic_arts on Twitter or post a comment here.


Download the 5.5 .rp file

Password Strength Widgets


There was a request sent out via the Twitterverse from @axurerp asking if anyone had done a password strength widget. I thought I’d give it a shot.

* UPDATE * I added two more styles!


Download the 5.5 .rp file

Axure RP Pro 5.1 Widget: Drawer Slider


I decided to share one of my first Axure widgets. This is my animated drawer slider with sidebar. This mimics a sidebar with text buttons and animated toggled drawers that slide out from under the sidebar.


Download the 5.1 .rp file

Download the 5.5 .rp file

Axure RP Pro 5.5 Beta Available

In my day to day work I use Axure RP Pro for my wire frame & protoype development. If you are unfamiliar with it then you are truly missing out. It is a rapid design tool which allows you to quickly mockup a web app or web site without all the costly developer time.

I thought Axure 5.0 was amazing, but it did lack a few things that would make it outstanding. it looks like the Axure Dev team has listened intently to the Axure community and added quite a few nice features which will surely push Axure further in the prototyping arena.

Information on the beta and a download is posted on the Axure web site.

Check it out.