Balsamiq

Toggle navigation

Import/Export, new "first time experience"...

Hi it's me again. Today was a good day. I just updated the build with the following:

  • improved "first time experience": when you first open the app you'll see a sample mock-up with some instructions and tips. To see it, do this: select all, delete, reload the page. A mockup like this one should appear:

myimage-9.png

  • added import/export feature: Export basically gives you an XML representation of the mockup, Import reads such a string and turns it back into a mockup. Why is this important? It enables a number of things: it's now easy to duplicate a mockup, which I think is a common thing people want to do (duplicate then tweak the second to show another step in the user interface - I hate that Gliffy doesn't have this for instance).I chose a human-readable format like XML because proprietary data formats are BAD and open ones are in vogue these days AND enable all sorts of innovation. For instance, someone else could write a converter from my "mockup XML" to MXML or other languages...see where I'm going?

    I like it when a small feature opens up many doors like this.

  • fixed some bugs here and there, added a "paragraph" text control, made some defaults better...I forget what else.

Give it a spin: http://www.balsamiq.com/demos/mockups/Mockups.html

As always, if you use it for something real I'd love to see your PNGs!

BTW, I just finished reading (ok really it was more like "devouring") this book - it's required reading, it will change you. It totally confirmed hunches I had and reinforced them.

This is so much fun!

Peldi for the Balsamiq Team

Get the Inside Scoop!

Want to be part of the Balsamiq inner circle?
Want to know what we're up to before everyone else?

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! See Past Issues.

Dazz Knowles
"Of all the e-mail newsletters I get, @balsamiq is the one I always read, they're brilliant!" - Dazz Knowles
Jérémie André
"Another great newsletter from @balsamiq!! 😁" - Jérémie André

Leave a Comment