Archives / Month: September 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! πŸ™‚ 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. When I was at Adobe we had complicated employee...
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

Our Vacation Policy: Take Some!

This post is part of a series about our VERY FEW company policies. Read this intro post for some context. Our vacation policy is this: Take some! That's it!...
Peldi
September 9th, 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 "Don’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! πŸ™‚ 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