Archives / Year: 2011

Our Donation Policy

This post is part of a series about our VERY FEW company policies. Read this intro post for some context. While we're not quite big enough yet to sponsor...
Natalie
December 31st, 2011

A nearly invisible myBalsamiq release

Hello friends. Today's release is full of improvements, but most of them are behind the scenes. We are still focussed on bug fixing and providing better stability for the...
Peldi
December 21st, 2011

Release: helping the dust settle after the myBalsamiq launch

Hello friends! Today's release is mostly myBalsamiq-centric. We launched less than a month ago, so today's update is focussed on making it smoother rather than adding new features. Here's...
Peldi
December 8th, 2011

Our first public Mockups + myBalsamiq combined release!

Hi friends! This release is particularly exciting to us because now that myBalsamiq is out we can finally post release notes publicly of all that we've been working on,...
Peldi
November 25th, 2011

myBalsamiq launches!

Hello friends of Balsamiq. The news we've all been waiting for is finally here: myBalsamiq launches today. What is myBalsamiq? It's a web-based application, it runs in your browser...
Peldi
November 10th, 2011

Kyle Dinh Joins Balsamiq

Hello friends of Balsamiq! I am thrilled today to announce that Kyle Dinh has joined the Balsamiq team as full-time employee #10 - double-digits baby! ๐Ÿ™‚ Kyle, who's based...
Peldi
November 1st, 2011

Release: Custom Icons!

Hello friends! Today's big feature is the ability to extend our icon selection with your own icon image files. Custom Icons! Starting with today's version, you can now add...
Peldi
October 21st, 2011

Creating eBooks with Pages.app

iBooks on left and Kindle on right. We sometimes get asked for downloadable versions of our Mockups documentation to go along with the online version we publish on our...
Mike
October 20th, 2011

Test the Custom Icons Feature

We've had a lot of people request a custom icons feature in the past. People want to add their own icons to the app and have them appear when...
Mike
October 10th, 2011

Release: A Grab Bag of Little Goodies!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! Today's release brings about a grab bag of little new features and bug fixes. Nothing earth-shattering, but some welcome additions I'm sure. OK here we...
Peldi
September 28th, 2011

Creating (faking) a Mask Effect

We've gotten a few requests to provide masking in Mockups for those times when you want to partially obscure an object. Mockups doesn't currently provide a masking feature, but...
Mike
September 20th, 2011

Songs for Entrepreneurs

I've been meaning to write this little post for a long time. There are a few songs whose lyrics stuck with me and have helped me along my programmer-to-CEO...
Peldi
September 15th, 2011

Release: Prettier Icons, Cyrillic Glyphs, Confluence 4.0!

Hello friends! Today's little release brings a few little goodies: Much prettier icons! The work we did to optimize our application's loading time had the unwanted side-effect of making...
Peldi
September 14th, 2011

Looking for an Outgoing DevOps in California

Nov 1st UPDATE: the position has been filled! Go Kyle! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hi this is Peldi from Balsamiq. We are a three-year old, bootstrapped and very profitable little company. In...
Peldi
September 12th, 2011

Devising a Profit Sharing Program for Micro-Multinationals

This post is part of a series about our VERY FEW company policies. Read this intro post for some context. Quick update: now that we have over 25 employees,...
Peldi
September 12th, 2011

Our Simple Salary Policy

This post is part of a series about our VERY FEW company policies. Read this intro post for some context. Given that we have different people all around the...
Peldi
September 12th, 2011

Pace, not Deadlines

This post is part of a series about our VERY FEW company policies. Read this intro post for some context. At Balsamiq, we don't have deadlines. Ever. It seems...
Peldi
September 7th, 2011

On the need of VERY FEW company policies

I'm not a fan of policies. In fact, the tiny little essay on how policies are bad from Rework is my favorite of the whole book. It's called "Donโ€™t...
Peldi
September 7th, 2011

DigMyData: aha!-nalytics

I've never been a metrics lover. Stories like Google A/B testing 41 shades of blue make me cringe. I explain our industry's recent infatuation with analytics-driven-development in part as...
Peldi
September 6th, 2011

New Release: Font Adjustments and More

Hello Balsamiq friends near and far! ๐Ÿ™‚ We're back from summer vacation and eager to get back to work. We hope you all were able to take some time...
Peldi
September 1st, 2011

Avoiding the Circumlocution Office

A few weeks ago, I finally received my "permesso di soggiorno," my permission to stay in Italy. As an American citizen I knew the process for getting my paperwork...
Natalie
August 22nd, 2011
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