Creating your first prototype

Tags: Documentation | Prototyping

Read the introductory tutorial and learn how to create a new project, then create some pages in that project and add widgets from the library. Finally add links between widgets and pages to create an interactive prototype before you preview your prototype to see the end result. Not convinced yet? See why you should prototype.

Prototyping

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.

All about the library

Learn how to access and add widgets, upload images, save design patterns and switch / search between library elements.

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.