All about the library

Tags: Documentation | Prototyping | Library

The library has 3 tabs

Widget libraries

1. Pre-built widgets
The widget libraries include dedicated libraries for iOS, Android, Windows, wearables and website wireframing.

By default the ‘wireframe’ library is selected, this is a good option if you don’t want to worry about the exact device you are prototyping for, but just want to get a good overall feel for how your app's UI will flow.

2. Uploaded widgets
Upload your own images from Photoshop or the web and make high fidelity prototypes.

3. Saved design patterns
Save design patterns, screens and customized widgets to use again and again.

What can you do in the library?

  • Use the search bar to quickly find the widgets you need
  • Select and add widgets to your pages
  • Upload your own widgets to the uploads section
  • Save your own design patterns to the saved design patterns to speed up your workflow
  • Resize, open and close the library to give yourself more screen space.

Tip: To access the libraries, click on any page and the library will open on the left of the editor. Select your chosen library from the widget library dropdown menu and start designing.

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Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts available in Fluid UI to speed up your design process.

Changing view settings

Full details about the different view settings in Fluid UI and how to change them.

The difference between screens and pages

Learn about the differences between screens and pages in Fluid UI.

Hotspots

These links are visible on your page when creating your prototype, but don't show in preview mode.

Widget groups

Creating and working with groups.

How to upload your own images

How to upload, add, delete and filter your own uploaded images in Fluid UI. Also covers hotspots for linking prototypes together.

Snapping and grid

The snapping and grid settings are available in the page menu and can be used to lay out your prototype according to grids or other layouts.

Setting page titles and adding notes

All about page notes in Fluid UI

Changing page settings

Full details on page settings and how to change them in Fluid UI.

Creating projects

Creating projects in Fluid UI, naming and deciding on the default orientation of your screens.

Why you should prototype

Fluid UI discusses the top 10 reasons you should prototype your apps before you hand them over for development.

Fluid UI introductory tutorial

Learn how to make your first Fluid UI prototype with this introductory tutorial.

Adding, cloning and deleting pages

Covers how to create, edit and delete pages in the editor.

How do I make a page scroll when previewing?

Increasing the page width or height in the page menu will automatically cause any pages to scroll (horizontally, vertically or both) when you preview.

Working with widgets

Everything you need to know about working with widgets in Fluid UI.

Links, gestures and transitions

How to add and delete links from your Fluid UI project. Also how to set link transitions and gestures to give a more custom look to your project.

Hotspots

Hotspot widgets are invisible when previewing though their links will still work. They can be combined with uploads to quickly create linked image maps.

Editing widget properties

How to edit the widget properties such as width, height, colour, size.

Moving, resizing and aligning widgets

How to move, resize and align your widgets.

Widget backgrounds and borders

How to use the widget menu to edit the look and feel of your widgets to match the needs of your project.

Setting your splash screen and app icons

How to set these two important screens in Fluid UI.