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May 17th, 2018

Today is World Accessibility Awareness Day (May 17th)

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. A day to focus on what is important to internet users and how to make the web a safe and supportive place.

By Leon
April 30th, 2018

UX/UI Links, April 2018

Our April selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
March 31st, 2018

UX/UI Links, March 2018

Our March selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
UX-UI-links-feb
February 28th, 2018

UX/UI Links, February 2018

Our February selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
UI design 101: Navigation Controls
February 19th, 2018

UI Design 101: Introducing Navigation Controls

Learn the basics of how to use UI controls for better navigation. A quick and easy guide, with best practices recommendations and real-world examples.

By Jessica
UX-UI-links-Jan
January 31st, 2018

UX/UI Links, January 2018

Our January selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
December 31st, 2017

UX/UI Links, December 2017

Our December selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
December 20th, 2017

Landing Page Design Resources From Your Friends at Balsamiq

Three useful resources to help you get your head around the process of creating a landing page, from the first notes to the final visual design.

By Jessica
November 30th, 2017

UX/UI Links, November 2017

Our November selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
October 31st, 2017

UX/UI Links, October 2017

Our October selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
September 30th, 2017

UX/UI Links, September 2017

Our September selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
August 31st, 2017

UX/UI Links, August 2017

Our August selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
August 28th, 2017

Introducing: UI Design 101

Designing good UI is a craft. We've developed a new section on our website called UI Design 101 to help you create great interfaces, one element at a time.

By Jessica
July 31st, 2017

UX/UI Links, July 2017

Our July selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
June 30th, 2017

UX/UI Links, June 2017

Our June selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
May 31st, 2017

UX/UI links, May 2017

Our May selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
April 30th, 2017

UX/UI Links, April 2017

Our April selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
March 31st, 2017

UX/UI Links, March 2017

Our March selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
Wireframing-Guide
December 22nd, 2016

Learning to Wireframe: a Quick Guide

Mobile App Wireframe Wireframing is becoming more commonplace in the product and design industry for a good reason: it works. Creating wireframes helps you think and communicate better about...

By Jessica
December 21st, 2016

UX Apprentice in multiple languages

Part of our mission at Balsamiq is to spread the knowledge of User Experience. We have been tweeting more about it (both at our @balsamiq and @uxapprentice accounts), sharing...

By Francesca
July 19th, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities for UX Designers or Developers

Photo Credits: Code for America We spend years developing skills and craft to further our careers. That experience becomes a valuable resource that may be put to good work...

By Mike
June 27th, 2016

Wireframes: A New Tool for Marketers and Content Writers

Let's imagine. The Marketing Department just created the ultimate inbound strategy; the plan has been handed off, and now it's the copywriter's, designer's, and developer's turn to make their...

By Jessica
I know web design
March 15th, 2016

Staying Fresh with Good Old HTML and CSS

As the internet keeps evolving at staggering speed, new tools are released constantly, and employers are always looking for the most experienced players. Designers seem to have no choice...

By Jessica
Wireframing presentation tips
November 5th, 2015

Tips for Presenting Your Wireframes

Now that they're done, what do you do with them? I recently wrote an article for the Treehouse Blog called "3 Steps to Better UI Wireframes" that provides some...

By Leon
June 15th, 2015

Creating Polished Wireframes

Balsamiq is optimized for creating rough, "sketchy"-looking wireframes (read why here), but there are some situations where a cleaner, more polished look is more appropriate. These include client presentations,...

By Mike
December 29th, 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...

By Peldi
June 18th, 2014

Wireframing Tips for Getting Unstuck

Writers refer to it as "writer's block." Unfortunately, it doesn't happen only to writers. As with all creative processes, wireframing can be especially challenging at times, often because we...

By Leon
January 21st, 2014

Improving the Experience of Our Support Website

We are always committed to improving our support website experience. Read this blog post for the most recent changes to the Documentation site. At Balsamiq we've always prided ourselves...

By Leon
Dilbert - Ease of Use
September 17th, 2013

The User Experience Gap

Here at Balsamiq, we hear a lot of stories about people using our application to build great user experiences. We are so proud to be a part of the...

By Leon
June 3rd, 2013

Tales from a UX Guerrilla

I have a confession to make. For the first few years of my UX Design career I was afraid to call myself a designer. I rejected the designer moniker...

By Leon
UX Apprentice
March 12th, 2013

Meet UX Apprentice

Hello friends of Balsamiq, we have a very exciting new resource to announce today! Balsamiq Mockups has helped democratize interface design in the communities who use it. A broad...

By Mike
User Stories
February 6th, 2013

Using Wireframes in your Agile User Stories

The Lean/Agile philosophy of "failing fast," continually testing and validating ideas, and working in incremental steps pairs well with the quick, iterative style of wireframing with Balsamiq. Rather than...

By Leon
April 5th, 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...

By Mike
myBalsamiq
February 11th, 2011

Workiamo: Heads down in UX at Balsamiq

It's been a little quiet on this blog. I'm sorry about that. The time between my last post about balsamiq.com getting relaunched and now has been rather busy. Mostly,...

By Mike
October 15th, 2010

Overhauling Balsamiq.com

This week we quietly relaunched balsamiq.com, overhauling and re-tuning the site to align with our new priorities as a growing company. On the surface it may not seem like...

By Mike
March 4th, 2010

Install and Update Usability

One of the nice things about working in a small, flat organization is that you have to do support. With no levels of hierarchy and everyone monitoring support, communication...

By Mike
March 2nd, 2010

UX Design in the Open

Today marks a new chapter in the ongoing evolution of Balsamiq. In the spirit of openness and transparency that you've come to know from the crew at Balsamiq, Michae...

By Mike
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