Archives / Year: 2009

Weekly Release: New Default Font (on OS X) and more

Hi everyone! We have a fresh new update for you to download. Here's what's in it: If you are on a mac, the default font for Mockups is now...
Peldi
May 25th, 2009

Matilde's Mockup of Her Ideal Computer

My friend Nazim just sent me this photo of a paper wireframe designed by his friend's daughter Matilde, who is six years old: Aside from the awesome alphabetical keyboard...
Peldi
May 25th, 2009

Weekly Release: Improved Presentation Mode

Hi everyone. Apologies for not doing a release last week, but we're really busy with lots of very exciting projects and we grew as a company! So in a...
Peldi
May 18th, 2009

SWT->BMML: an Interesting New Mockups Extension

Hi there. I wanted to share with you an interesting new little project by Max Rydahl Andersen, a core developer at JBoss (@maxandersen on Twittter). In short, it's a...
Peldi
May 13th, 2009

Please Welcome Valerie Liberty to the Balsamiq Family

Hi everyone. It is with immense pleasure that I get to introduce to you Ms. Valerie Liberty, Balsamiq's #2 employee and "Chief Operating Officer, Wow! Division." I've known Valerie...
Peldi
May 12th, 2009

Why I haven't been blogging as much

Hi there. If you've been following this blog for a while you already know that lately I haven't been sharing as much as I used to. It's true and...
Peldi
May 9th, 2009

Weekly Release: "Failed to Save" Alert and Other Little Things

Hi everyone. This week's release is a small one since we're still mainly focused on the Mockups web application and on lots of other behind-the-scenes changes we hope to...
Peldi
May 6th, 2009

Weekly Release: Bug Fixes and Better Scaling

Hi there, apologies for not posting about the weekly release last week. We actually did do a bug-fix release but didn't have time to post about it. So here's...
Peldi
April 28th, 2009

Show Me Your Wireframes! (my response to Andy Budd)

Hi there. I'm not sure if my comment over at Andy Budd's blog got trapped in a spam filter or what, but since it was pretty long and had...
Peldi
April 24th, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk on Passion

Be humble, work HARD, hussle, be patient and passionate about what you do. Be so good they can't ignore you, actually genuinely CARE about your customers, be transparent, take...
Peldi
April 17th, 2009

Mockups 1.6 Release: Linking Mockups, and More!

Lots to share, but here's the main announcement: You can now link Mockups together! Simple as that. πŸ™‚ At the moment the feature only works in Mockups for Desktop,...
Peldi
April 15th, 2009

Like a kid in a Candy Store

Peldi
April 15th, 2009

My First Month at Balsamiq Studios

Hi everyone, I'd like to share with all of you my impressions of the first month as Balsamiq employee. It was an exciting, productive, revolutionary, life-changing month. In one...
Marco
April 11th, 2009

Video: 14 Web App Tips from Ryan Carson

Hi all. I just finished watching this excellent video of Ryan Carson's FOWA Dublin 2009 talk: I was incredibly surprised to hear Balsamiq mentioned at around minute 14: thank...
Peldi
April 6th, 2009

Weekly Release: Tricky Bugs and CTRL+R

Hi there. This week we've been focusing on the hosted version of Mockups (it's coming along really nicely!), but we found some time to fix some long-standing tricky bugs...
Peldi
March 31st, 2009

Weekly Release: "Snap on Center" and other little things

Hello everyone, we hope you're having a great day! We've been busy this week with one big feature and lots of little improvements and bug fixes. Snap on Center...
Peldi
March 24th, 2009

Weekly release: A Proper Certificate!

Hi all, this week's free update comes with a new digital certificate and a host of bug fixes and performance improvements. The dialog above is what you will see...
Marco
March 17th, 2009

Weekly release: Open Recent

Hi all, Marco here with my first ever blog post as a Balsamiq employee! πŸ™‚ This week's update, as Peldi anticipated, adds "Open Recent >" to Mockups for Desktop....
Marco
March 10th, 2009

Moving the weekly release day to a week-day

Hi there, just a quick note to let everyone know that I have decided to move the release day to Mondays or Tuesdays instead of Sundays. I want Marco...
Peldi
March 7th, 2009

999 Followers, or How my Twittering has Changed

Hi there, I thought I'd celebrate my 999th Twitter follower with a little blog post I've wanted to write for a while. Back when I first started using Twitter,...
Peldi
March 5th, 2009

Atlassian Webinar Video and Slides

Hi there. For those of you who came to the Atlassian Plugin of the Month webinar today, thanks so much for attending! Huge thanks to Oren Teich of Replicate...
Peldi
March 2nd, 2009

Introducing Marco Botton, Balsamiq's 1st employee

Feeling a great mixture of excitement, pride and trepidation, it is my pleasure to introduce to you Marco Botton, Balsamiq's first full time employee. How did this happen? A...
Peldi
March 2nd, 2009

iPhone Controls, New Icons and Much More!

Hello everyone! This week's free upgrade is a big one. So big, in fact, that it took two weeks to finish. πŸ˜‰ Here's what's new: A New Background! The...
Peldi
March 1st, 2009

Killer Mockups Webinar: Feb 25th, 10:00AM PST

Hi there. I am SO excited I can barely type. The news: I am co-hosting a "Plugin of the Month" Webinar for Atlassian next Wednesday (Feb 25th, 10:00am PST)....
Peldi
February 19th, 2009

No update this Sunday

Hi there, just a quick note to let everyone know that I won't be publishing an updated build this Sunday. I am in the middle of too many interrelated...
Peldi
February 19th, 2009

Weekly Release: lots of little things

Hi there. This week's release brings about a bunch of bug fixes and little improvements here and there. I still have lots to do so I'm releasing this one...
Peldi
February 14th, 2009

Meet Riley - 8 year old, Application Designer

I just received the following email, which I am publishing with permission: Daugher using Mockups I absolutely love Mockups. I run a software practice and we have about 40...
Peldi
February 11th, 2009

Weekly Release: Bug Squashing Time

I have added a lot of new code in the last few weeks, so it makes sense to focus on quality for a little while. Here's the full list...
Peldi
February 8th, 2009

2000 customers

Hi there, just a quick post to record the fact that today marked the 2000th customer of Balsamiq Mockups. That's 2000 monetary transactions, the number of Mockups users could...
Peldi
February 6th, 2009

My Bookshelf

Hi there, a couple of people have asked me for this so I quickly put together this collage of my home office's bookshelf, as well as my e-books folder....
Peldi
February 6th, 2009

Sarah Allen joins Balsamiq's Board of Advisers

Sometimes I wonder what I did to get so lucky in life. This is one of those moments. Sarah Allen has agreed to join Balsamiq's already star-studded Board of...
Peldi
February 5th, 2009

Mockups for JIRA now integrates with GreenHopper

JAN 2010 UPDATE: The information on this blog post is no longer accurate. As far as we know, GreenHopper is no longer extensible. Please contact Atlassian Support about this...
Peldi
February 1st, 2009

Near-Real-Time Collaboration with Mockups and DropBox

APRIL 2018: Heads up, the information in this article is out of date. Hi all. I am excited about this week's update because it enables powerful new collaboration capabilities...
Peldi
February 1st, 2009

Confluence Team Hosted, now with Mockups!

Looking for a best-of-breed, highly usable hosted wiki for your team or company? Well, now you have one more reason to choose Confluence Team Hosted, Atlassian's online version of...
Peldi
January 29th, 2009

Text Formatting, Flickr Integration and More!

Hi all. Today's free weekly update to Balsamiq Mockups is a big one: added support for rich text editing with the _italic_, [link] and *bold* characters. Full details on...
Peldi
January 24th, 2009

_italic_, [links] and *bold*!

Hi there. I just finished coding a new feature which I think you may like. You can now use the following notation to format only certain parts of your...
Peldi
January 21st, 2009

Introducing "Mockups To Go"

I am extremely happy to announce today the immediate availability of "Mockups To Go" (www.mockupstogo.net), a user-contributed collection of ready-to-use UI components and design patterns built using Balsamiq Mockups....
Peldi
January 17th, 2009

Look ma', I'm in the paper!

Today's edition of Il Sole 24 Ore, one of Italy's major newspapers - think "Italian Financial Times" - published an article about Balsamiq and yours truly (click on the...
Peldi
January 15th, 2009

Work on Stuff that Matters

I was going to simply ReTweet this but I wanted to add a couple of thoughts and they wouldn't have fit in 140 characters. Here's the tweet by @timoreilly:...
Peldi
January 11th, 2009

First 1.5 Weekly Relese of 2009!

Hi there. I didn't do a weekly release last week because I didn't have much to put in and no-one would have noticed anyways. Today, the new build brings...
Peldi
January 11th, 2009

Uncommon (i.e. Very Valuable) Startup Advice From Dharmesh Shah

Dharmesh Shah is one of those names that keeps coming up for me. In the startup/entrepeneurship books I read, in the blogs I follow, on Twitter...and his quotes are...
Peldi
January 7th, 2009

Balsamiq Roadmap for 2009

This is part two of a two-part post about what happened in 2008 and my plans for 2009. So 2008 was great, no, it was beyond great. I quit...
Peldi
January 3rd, 2009
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