The difference between screens and pages

What are screens in Fluid UI?

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When we talk about screens in Fluid UI we are talking about the device screen you are designing for. You can read all about choosing the right screen resolution for your app design here.

You can choose which device screen resolution you are designing for when you create a new project and by choosing project settings in the home menu.

What are pages in Fluid UI?

A page in your project corresponds to a page in the app you are designing. You can change the page's height, width, orientation and set it as the starting page for when you're previewing your app prototype.

Next: Read about managing page settings in your projects.

Changing page settings in Fluid UI

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  • Chose a title for your page which will show up on the canvas in edit mode. You can change this title as many times as you like.
  • Choose the start page for your project, this will automatically start your app preview on this page.

  • Choose the page orientation, portrait or landscape.

  • Set the width and height of your page and make scrolling pages.

  • You can also access project settings from page settings.

Next find out about changing project settings.

The complete guide to Fluid UI - Page 1

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

Page settings menu

The dashed blue and white screen boundary marker will indicate where the page will start scrolling.

Screen boundary markers

Pinned widgets are frequently used with scrolling pages to make some content static while other content scrolls.

You may also want to know more about changing your resolution/device type or the difference between the screen size and page sizes to set your project up to your liking.

Changing screen orientation and resolution in Fluid UI

Choose your default screen orientation and resolution when you are creating a new project. You can also choose a custom size if your size is not in the presets.

create a new project

Use project settings which is in the home menu to change the device orientation as well as the default gestures and transitions for your project.

screen resolution and orientation settings

Next: Find out more about managing your project settings and managing your page settings.

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You can set any page in your prototype to the start page by focusing on that page and clicking the "Start page" switch in the page settings menu. Only one page can be the start page.

Setting the start page in Fluid UI

You can also the preview button on any screen to preview starting with that particular page so you don't need to navigate from the start page each time (this option is available once the page has widgets on it).

See more about the page settings, setting up the Fluid UI camera the way you want it or how to add page titles and page notes.

Setting page titles and adding notes

Adding a title for your page

  • Add a page title for every page
  • These titles will show in edit mode
  • Handy for letting reviewers know exactly which page you're talking about and getting good feedback.

Adding notes to your page

  • You'll find page notes in the page menu.
  • Add notes to each page to explain your design or help the user navigate through the app easily.

Turning on/off notes in preview mode

  • You'll find notes in the preview settings menu, once you click on the green preview arrow.
  • You can leave notes on during preview or turn them off for a more realistic desktop preview.

Next, have a look at the other preview settings and options.

validating your concept with users.

Creating, cloning and deleting pages in Fluid UI

There are 3 ways to create a page with Fluid UI:

  • Double click anywhere on the canvas when zoomed out to create a page at that location.

  • Use the add page icon when zoomed out.

  • Create a link from one of your widgets and drop it on "New +".

Once created, pages can be moved around the canvas to create a storyboard for your prototype.

Double-click anywhere to create a page

Double-click anywhere to create a page

Click the green add page icon

Click the green add page icon

Create a link and drop it on "New +"

Create a link and drop it on

Cloning pages

You can clone a page by clicking the sheep in the page menu.

Clone page

Deleting a page

You can delete a page by focusing on it and clicking delete in the page menu or by dragging it to the trash in project context.

Delete page

Next, add widgets to your pages. People often also frequently ask how to set the start page and how to make pages scroll when previewing.