Archives / Year: 2014

The first wireframes are "version 3"

Over time, I have learned to consider the first wireframes of any new idea to be "version 3", meaning that, because of how our brain works, we usually tend...
Peldi Guilizzoni
December 29th, 2014

Even Santa uses Balsamiq?

As you know, our little company is spread out around the world. We have a Hipchat room we use to share day-to-day stories, which helps us bond. Today Stefano...
Francesca
December 23rd, 2014

Santa visited Balsamiq today!

As Santa gets ready for his annual trip around the world, he came by for a visit to our different locations this morning. We all were ready for him, bouncing off...
Francesca
December 18th, 2014

Francesca Fabbri joins Balsamiq!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! I'm Francesca, the seventeenth member of the Balsamiq family. What can we expect from you? My primary role at Balsamiq is to be the Community...
Francesca
December 15th, 2014

John McGarvey on Why Writers Should Wireframe Too

A recurring discussion point in the user experience community is the push for designers and developers to work together more in order to bring about the best experiences. John...
Leon
November 19th, 2014

FHI360: Mockups Making a Difference in HIV Prevention

FHI360 is a non-profit organization based in Durham, North Carolina with projects around the world. Deen Gu from their Vietnam office contacted me to tell me how they're using...
Leon
October 28th, 2014

2014 Retreat: Learning From and About

Ride pride Friends, I can't believe it's October. Before summer becomes a distant memory, I want to tell some stories from this year's Retreat. If you've been following our...
Val
October 20th, 2014

Using Balsamiq Mockups with Pattern Libraries and Frameworks

People often wonder how much visual detail to put into their wireframes. There's an attractive elegance to a simple black and white sketch, but it can sometimes lead to...
Leon
August 6th, 2014

Mike Kulakov Shares His Mockups Tips and Tricks

A while ago I came across an article from our latest Champion, Mike Kulakov, called "Balsamiq 101: Wireframe quickly & effectively" and, to be honest, I was a little...
Leon
August 5th, 2014

Creating Project Templates and Examples for Polished UX and Bootstrap Projects

We created a tutorial to give you some ideas for how to create project templates that contain elements you commonly use in your projects. Along with this tutorial, we...
Mike
July 30th, 2014

Transformative Living @ Balsamiq

I believe it all started in San Francisco. In 2013, our yearly retreat took place in a big house on the pan handle and one of the many highlights...
Luis
July 18th, 2014

Happy to Learn Something New!

We encourage each other to be lifelong learners at Balsamiq, and I decided to take a class. Opportunities for online education are abundant, but don't overlook the benefits of an in-person...
Val
July 11th, 2014

Fred Schebesta on the Risks and Rewards of Innovation

The theme of my interview with our latest Champion, Fred Schebesta, was innovation. Bold and innovative products have been the keys to success for his creative team, which is...
Leon
June 26th, 2014

Mockups Tips for Getting Unstuck

It happens to all of us. You get stuck. You're stalled on a design and don't know what to do next. Or you find yourself using the same tired...
Leon
June 18th, 2014

Nick Pettit on Learning for Life

Nick Pettit loves learning. Learning as a way to survive in an ever-changing business landscape; Learning as means of breaking into a new field; Learning as a tool for...
Leon
June 4th, 2014

Sean Rosensteel on the Journey from v1 to v2

Our latest champion is Sean Rosensteel. He is the co-founder of Bravo, a web-based tool for recording customer videos for marketing campaigns. Sean reached out to us via email,...
Leon
March 25th, 2014

[Release] A small bug-fix release

Hello friends! Last week's release was a big one, and very well received. As it often happens with big updates, a couple of little issues snuck in. Today's little...
Peldi Guilizzoni
March 18th, 2014

Release: Text Links, new iOS controls, and so much more!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! It's been a couple of months since our last release, but I think you'll be happy with what we have in store for you today!...
Peldi Guilizzoni
March 13th, 2014

Admin Engineers

About a year and a half ago, we started experimenting with a company structured around project-based work. I remember Peldi asking me what I thought we should name the...
Natalie
March 6th, 2014

Dan Olsen on Becoming a Lean Product Ninja

Dan Olsen has traveled the country teaching people how to become "Product Ninjas" by introducing Lean product development processes into their organizations. He also consults with startups on how...
Leon
February 25th, 2014

Behind the Scenes of Our Documentation Process

We recently wrote about some of the changes we made to our support site in the last year. Following up on it, this post goes into depth about the...
Leon
February 10th, 2014
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