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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! πŸ™‚ 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...
Mike
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...
Peldi
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...
Peldi
July 20th, 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...
Peldi
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...
Mike
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...
Peldi
June 14th, 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....
Mike
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...
Mike
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...
Mike
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...
Peldi
May 19th, 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...
Mike
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...
Mike
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...
Mike
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...
Mike
April 14th, 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...
Mike
March 25th, 2011

A quick release, and a new yummy project!

Hi friends, we're doing a quick release of Mockups today to fix a few bugs you've reported and to introduce a new fun and yummy project we're starting up....
Peldi
March 11th, 2011

Using Excel data to create a pivot table

Occasionally I write a support response in our Get Satisfaction forum that seems like it could serve as a mini-tutorial, so I thought it might be helpful to surface...
Mike
March 11th, 2011

Mockups To Go Levels Up

Mockups users know that Mockups to Go (MTG) has been our go-to resource for showing off what you can make with Mockups. Because it's user-contributed, it lets the entire...
Mike
March 7th, 2011

Release: Shift+Drag Selection, and a lot more!

Hi friends. I know, it's been almost a month since our last release, but I think you'll agree this one was worth the wait. Take a look! Shift+Drag to...
Peldi
March 7th, 2011

A new Mockups Extension: SoftwareServant

The following is a guest post by Rob Crewdson of Software Servant, introducing this Mockups for Desktop extension. Hi everyone, my name is Rob Crewdson. Peldi has given me...
Peldi
March 2nd, 2011

Release: Select on Layers, Linux 32bit installer and bug fixes

Hello friends! Another week, another sweet little release! πŸ™‚ Here's what's new today: A way to select elements hidden behind other controls As we say on our manifesto, if...
Peldi
February 11th, 2011
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