Archives / Year: 2011

"I love to do business with other businesses my size"

I've tweeted about this video a few times in the past. I'm posting it here as well so that I can find it easily every time I'm compelled to...
August 12th, 2011

Mockups font takes it first steps

The first version of the Mockups font is now out in 2.1, and I think we have a good start at eliminating the clipping issues we had using Comic...
August 4th, 2011

Mockups 2.1!

Hello friends, we hope you're having a great summer! Today's release marks the end of an era for us, as we introduce our very own font. It's a big...
August 1st, 2011

Mockups 2.1 is coming soon: a new font, a new era!

Hi all! Just a quick post to pre-announce that Mockups 2.1 is coming out in a week or two. The main change of 2.1 is that we're changing the...
July 20th, 2011

Company Retreat Powers Balsamiq Quality Boost

Would you trust your software to these people? You bet What is it like when a small, dynamic, distributed software company gets together for a week-long sleepover at the...
July 3rd, 2011

From Our RetrEAT: A Team That Cooks Together Stays Together

One of the hardest things about working with my beloved distributed team (aka balsamici*) is our not being able to see each other in person more often. Just once...
June 24th, 2011

Release: HUGE loading time improvement!

Hi again friends! Today's release main feature is a major optimization to our skin assets and icons, which results in dramatic improvement in loading times for the web and...
June 22nd, 2011

Why We Aren't Doing Deep Interaction in Mockups

Opinions matter Every so often we'll get a request to add features that would change Mockups from a sketchy wireframing tool to a prototyping tool. When these requests bubble...
June 17th, 2011

New Release: Partial PNG Export and more!

Hello friends! We're back from our retreat and excited to be back at work. Today's release is a fairly small one, but it introduces a little feature that has...
June 14th, 2011

Our Response Might Be Delayed... We're on Retreat!

Hello friends! I am super-excited as I type this. I am alone in the office today because it's an Italian holiday, a French holiday, and OUR WHOLE US TEAM...
June 2nd, 2011

Speed Wireframing a Click-Through Prototype using Symbols

   There's so many ways to use Mockups. I rarely do click-through prototypes, but if I have to, then I count on Symbols and links to make it painless....
May 27th, 2011

New Tutorial on Specifying Interaction with Mockups

We've aded a new tutorial in the support section to suggest some best practices for specifying interaction using Mockups. Software designers and developers designing for the screen have an...
May 26th, 2011

Tip: Adding color to components with no text color property

Mockups can seem like an iceberg. There's so much beneath the surface in terms of advanced features. The features that seem to be hidden are learnable, but we don't...
May 23rd, 2011

New Release: Rename, Icons on the Right, Break Apart...

Hello old friends. If you've been wondering what we've been up to, I won't blame you. We say we release almost weekly and then if you look at this...
May 19th, 2011

Joy McCrea joins Balsamiq

Hello everyone! I know it's been a while since our last blog post, my apologies. We've been crazy busy with lots and lots of new customers and working on...
May 18th, 2011

Tip: Using Dingbats in Text Components

Text components are interesting in Mockups. We have a lot of wiki-style syntax for formatting, and a lot of people have been asking to extend this to do things...
May 18th, 2011

Tip: Creating Linkable Whole Symbols Using Nested Groups

This is a tip for Mockups for heavy users of symbols, that shows you how to make an entire set of objects in a symbol linkable. While doing support...
May 11th, 2011

Sketching in Mockups

Interface sketching is a path focussed on generating ideas and finding solutions. I feel good when I have a drawing pen or pencil in my hand. Doodling, sketching, and...
April 28th, 2011

Top-down Symbol Library Creation in a Nutshell

I've been creating and converting a lot of symbols libraries of the top-down variety, where you create a symbol library and save to assets, rather than using the inline/bottom-up...
April 14th, 2011

Get Support via Screencast

We're trying something new with support. We want to make it easier for you to show us any problems you're experiencing via Screencast, because sometimes it's better to show...
April 5th, 2011

Want to help test the new Mockups To Go?

Our latest release of myBalsamiq allows anonymous uploading and mockup creation on Wiki projects, so we're opening up the submissions queue on the new Mockups To Go that we've...
March 25th, 2011
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