(This article is part two in a series called The Blank Page. Click here for the first article in the series.)
If you’re fearing the blank page in Axure RP, why not just start dragging things onto the canvas and see what sticks? You can always make a second pass to refine. Even a ten-minute static wireframe demonstrating your early ideas can get a conversation started and get you on the road to consensus with stakeholders. Here’s a time-lapse animation of me building a quick layout for a file browsing web application:
Notice my liberal use of grouping, the align and distribute tools, and the Icon widget library, along with the usual dragging-and-dropping and resizing of widgets. This design took me about six minutes to execute in real time.