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> i need a tool for creating mockups - but i have a very high standard
> and i want only ONE tool who does it all, not several ones.
IMNSHO, you have chosen the wrong standard. The ONE tool you want is a
computer with various programs on it, in the same way you might have one
toolbox with several tools in it.
> What I have in mind is:
> 1) mockups for websites, including functionality simulation
> (navigation, popups etc.)
> 2) detailed mockups for GUIs of non-web applications, without any
> limitations, neither graphical nor functional. That means, I would
> like to be able to mockup any software tool available on today's
> market with this software.
How is that different from the real thing?
I wish I was given mock-ups containing full functionality...
Maybe you need to look into Dreamweaver, Visual Studio or Xcode for your
"mock-ups", or perhaps you mean you want a prototyping tool, in which case
Director could serve you well, although you will still need another program
for producing the graphics.
Actually, it is easy to mock-up the appearance of a program with Visual
Studio: just drag-and-drop items from the toolbox onto a form and type in
whatever labelling is desired. Adding functionality would be changing it
from a mock-up to the real thing.
thanks for this reply, actually due to the fact that english is not my mother tongue i got confused - it's really more about prototypes, rather than mockups.
i read the other day that apple built prototypes of their new Leo OSX with simulation of function and great design using adobe creator, that's where the idea came from...
Director is a great tool for prototyping, and is used a lot for it. It's native graphic editor leaves a lot to be desired though, so I'd get Director AND Fireworks, for instance. That said, personally I have used Director's built in standard shapes and it's graphic editor 'Paint' (not MS Paint) quite a lot for exactly this purpose, building up the typical system dialog boxes on the Stage and taking a screendump of that into Paint (Director) for cropping and further editing... Things like that are easier to do internally in Director than in Photoshop IMO.