Archives / Year: 2012

[Pre-Release] Performance Improvements, Font Kerning, Links to URLs, Right-To-Left Language Support!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! We've been really busy here in Balsamiq-land. The next release of Mockups will include a lot of new stuff, so we'd like to invite you...
Peldi
December 5th, 2012

Leon Barnard Joins Balsamiq

It's a great pleasure to introduce you all to Leon Barnard, the newest member of our team. We're excited to have Leon onboard to help move our UX and...
Mike
November 15th, 2012

Improving People Management in myBalsamiq, Image Support in Mockups for Google Drive, Link Support in Mockups for JIRA, and more!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! We just updated myBalsamiq with a new release, focussed on smoothing over one of the roughest edges of the application, the managing of staff and...
Peldi
October 26th, 2012

Thoughts on "How to Win Friends and Influence People"

When I was a growing up my parents paid me to read books they thought had value for my personal growth. I suspect the first was The Little Engine...
Natalie
October 16th, 2012

Refining the Roughness of 2.2 Controls

If you've been following along with updates to Mockups, with 2.2 out we now have a UI Skin switcher that allows you to use either sketchy controls or straighter...
Mike
September 26th, 2012

Balsamiq 2.2 is here!

It is with great excitement and pride that I present to you our biggest release yet: Balsamiq Mockups 2.2! The new release sports an updated look and feel, and...
Peldi
September 9th, 2012

The last 2.1 release

Hello friends! We hope you're having a great summer. We've been very busy working on the 2.2 release of Mockups, which will include a new awesome look and feel,...
Peldi
August 3rd, 2012

Wireframing Responsive Designs with Mockups

Responsive layouts using media queries and CSS on the web are exciting. Many Mockups users are doing responsive layouts on their projects or are planning to. We've been talking...
Mike
July 12th, 2012

myBalsamiq updates and Mockups 2.2 pre-release

Hello friends! We've been heads down for months, but it looks like things are finally coming together and we can start sharing some exciting new stuff with you. myBalsamiq...
Peldi
July 9th, 2012

Bootstrap Grid Layout Symbol Library

This is a Symbol library with a set of grid layouts using the Bootstrap framework. The different layouts correspond to min-width and max-width media queries for different viewport dimensions,...
Mike
June 22nd, 2012

User Testing your myBalsamiq Prototypes with UserZoom

The following is a guest post by UserZoom. Testing prototypes and wireframes with unmoderated remote usability testing tools is not only cost-effective, but timesaving as well. These are very...
Mike
June 22nd, 2012

A nice little bug-fix release

Hello friends! Hopefully none of you noticed, but two weeks ago Balsamiq took a week off to get together at our 3rd annual company retreat! Val wrote all about...
Peldi
June 18th, 2012

2012 Balsamiq Company Retreat

My suitcases are not yet unpacked because I have Balsamiq Jetlag Syndrome (BJS). Luis defines that as "A complication of ordinary jetlag, where the subject is kept awake by...
Peldi
June 18th, 2012

Ideas for indicating content outside of viewports (browser windows, iPhone screens, etc.)

UPDATE: Mockups now supports several controls with a breakline. You can learn more about breaklines in this release announcement. Sometimes you want to mock up a box, but show...
Mike
May 31st, 2012

Release: Hello Atlassian Marketplace!

Hello friends! My, we've been busy. Lots and lots of cool stuff cooking. The big announcement of today is that our Mockups for Confluence and Mockups for JIRA plugins...
Peldi
May 25th, 2012

A bug fix update

Hello friends! Today's little update fixes a number of little bugs here and there. As you may notice, some are injections, meaning fixes for code that used to work...
Peldi
May 7th, 2012

Balsamiq Mockups Now Integrates with Google Drive!

Sep 2017 UPDATE: We have released a new version of Balsamiq for Google Drive. It includes our Balsamiq Wireframes editor, and can be installed from here. I have updated...
Peldi
April 24th, 2012

myBalsamiq Updated

Hello friends! We just updated myBalsamiq. The process was still rougher than what we'd like, but it definitely went much better than last time. Doing the update on a...
Peldi
April 21st, 2012

Preview the Mockups application chrome redesign

Hi, everyone. This year we're working on some projects to polish Mockups, and we want to give you a preview of one of them—the redesign of the application interface...
Mike
April 11th, 2012

User-Testing your myBalsamiq Prototypes with Kupima

The following is a guest post by John Clark of Kupima. We also interviewed John in our free eBook! 🙂 I'm a big fan of using Balsamiq Mockups to...
Peldi
April 6th, 2012

WHAT a Release!

Hello again friends! After this morning's total myBalsamiq update disaster, we get back to our regularly scheduled programming... It's been a little over a month since our last release,...
Peldi
April 3rd, 2012

A myBalsamiq morning to forget: an apology

Hello friends. For the second time in the history of Balsamiq, I write you today to apologize for our mistakes. This morning we started what was supposed to be...
Peldi
April 3rd, 2012

Florian Brauer joins Balsamiq

Hello friends of Balsamiq! It is my great pleasure to introduce to you the newest member of the Balsamiq family: Florian Brauer! We first met Florian in July last...
Peldi
April 2nd, 2012

How to test your myBalsamiq prototypes with Loop11

The following is a guest blog post by Toby Biddle of Loop11. Enjoy! Usability testing for a website in the early stages of development, before design and functionality has...
Peldi
March 19th, 2012

User-testing your myBalsamiq wireframes with Usabilla

The following is a guest blog post by Jurian Baas of Usabilla. Enjoy! When Mike asked me to tell a bit about how Usabilla and myBalsamiq can be used...
Peldi
March 14th, 2012

MockGen: From Web Site to BMML in One Click

UPDATE: The MockGen service appears to be discontinued as of July 2014. Hello Balsamiq friends! Today I have asked Tim Shnaider to write up a blog post introducing his...
Peldi
March 12th, 2012

Balsamiq ❤ UX.StackExchange.com

Hello friends! As you should know by now, our main goal as a company is to help rid the world of bad software, one user interface screen at the...
Peldi
February 27th, 2012

Mocking up physical objects

Update: Help Gabriel and Gabriela create a kit to produce your own tennis chair. Help Kickstart the project here. Who says Mockups is only made for interface design? Tennis...
Mike
February 22nd, 2012

Release: Crop Images and Groups, and lots more!

Hello friends! My do we have a lot of awesome stuff cooking up for you. To start, as pre-announced a couple of weeks ago, we are bringing you Image...
Peldi
February 21st, 2012

Balsamiq Interview on IATV

We took some time out to talk to Jan Jursa on the IATV podcast. Peldi, Jan, and I discussed Mockups and myBalsamiq, wireframes and prototyping, and what's happening right...
Mike
February 20th, 2012

Free eBook: Balsamiq Interviews

Hello friends! We have teamed up with Bob Walsh, author of the MicroISV books which have been so useful to me in the past, and asked him to interview...
Peldi
February 15th, 2012

We're thinking of making geometric shapes non-markup. What do you think?

UPDATE: We've implemented this change. Thanks to everyone for the feedback! We're thinking of making a potentially big change to the Geometric Shape controls to make them not markup...
Mike
February 10th, 2012

Crop is coming!

Hello friends. Check out this short video of our latest super-sweet feature that's coming soon to Balsamiq Mockups. Isn't it awesome? Go ahead and try it out on the...
Peldi
January 24th, 2012

Another little bug-fix release

Hi friends, happy new year! While we work on a couple of BIG features (Cropping/masking for images, groups and Symbols, a new wireframing skin and Mockups for iPad), we...
Peldi
January 11th, 2012