Axure began as a tool to create functional specifications, and over time it pivoted slooowly to be its current interactive prototyping powerhouse. Interestingly, the better it becomes at prototyping, the more that the functional specs seem to lag by the wayside.
In version 7, Axure released a tremendously powerful responsive design workflow. I’m not going to go through how to set it up, I highly recommend this tutorial from Smashing Magazine if you’re trying to get it going.
If you aren’t familiar with the idea of a callback, I’ll lead off with a definition and then an example.
I don’t know a gentle way to say this, so I’ll be blunt. Axure leaves a lot to be desired in animation and interaction design. A few other designers and myself were discussing prototyping interactions and animations on The User Experience Design Slack, where I described Axure’s animation options as “YAY IT FADED” and “YAY IT ZOOMED AWAY”
Axure 7 added the wonderful and tremendously useful
OnWindowScroll event to page interactions. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include direction like
OnScrollDown. An event like this is super useful because you can use it to show a sticky header, like in this example jquery plugin, headroom.js. I’ll walk through the steps and then explain the logic. Example link: http://wires.glucasroe.com/VSHYD6