Archives / Month: August 2008

Another small improvement: Selection in Menu and Tree

Hey there, the title pretty much says it all, but here's a picture too: ๐Ÿ™‚ I also fixed a bug with Mockups not showing up on startup when you...
August 31st, 2008

New File Extension: BMML

After getting a nod from my superstar customers, I have changed the default file extension used by Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop from XML to BMML. It stands for Balsamiq...
August 30th, 2008

New icons!

You asked for them, you got them! Sorry this took a little while. We (i.e. my lovely wife, the hand behind all of Mockups' icons and UI controlsI) also...
August 29th, 2008

Export your Mockups from the Command Line!

Hi there, I just added a new feature to Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop, which I hope will help you integrate it in your workflow even more. In short, you...
August 27th, 2008

Mockups for JIRA: getting close!

As you can see, Balsamiq Mockups for JIRA is pretty close to becoming a reality. The build is approaching beta-quality: if you'd like to help me test it, email...
August 25th, 2008

Faster faster faster!

The faster you are able to create your UI mockups, the happier I am. In the last few days I made some improvements which should help you get your...
August 24th, 2008

Lessons learned in Font Licensing

Hi there. If you have been following Balsamiq Mockups, you'll know that a number of potential customers have been turned off by my choice of "Comic Sans MS" as...
August 17th, 2008

InspireUX and Mockups: get inspired!

I am extremely excited to announce a new little feature of Balsamiq Mockups: Clicking on the menu will simply open a new browser page to If you don't...
August 12th, 2008

$$ tag for Twitter ads? I want to pay for Twitter!

I love Twitter and can't remember life before it. It's a whole new channel of communication, with its own dynamics and conventions. I like how it fits nicely between...
August 11th, 2008

Recommended Mockups for Desktop upgrade

Today I finally had some time to dedicate to bug fixing and performance tuning. Here's a summary, roughly in order of importance the big one: in some instances, Mockups...
August 9th, 2008

New feature: merge mockups

More than a new feature it's a change to the existing "Import Mockup" feature. Starting now, importing a mockup will no longer clear the current mockup. No UI changes,...
August 8th, 2008

Startup Marketing Advice from Balsamiq Studio

First off, the title of this post is a bit pretentious for my taste, but I wanted to pay homage to Mike Speiser's excellent post on A/B testing using...
August 5th, 2008

Time to kiss Comic Sans MS goodbye

Ok so people hate Comic Sans MS, I get it now. So let's get rid of it. Adam Alexander was kind enough to provide me with a list of...
August 3rd, 2008