UX/UI Links, July 2017

Our July selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.
Jessica
July 31st, 2017

Welcome Luca, Alberto, Tommaso, and Angie!

It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you four new members of the Balsamiq family! We are also hiring 4 more people over the next few months!
Peldi
July 31st, 2017

Collaborating on Mobile Health Tools with Balsamiq

Wireframes are ideal for usability testing and participatory design with representative users before and after development.
Leon
July 25th, 2017

What's Your Company's "Natural Size"?

Every company has a natural size. Answer this question and you’ll find out what kind of company you should build and how to grow it.
Peldi
July 17th, 2017

Planning a Company Retreat for a Growing Team

We keep on growing, and this brings new challenges for our company retreats, too. Read how we plan our retreats and what happened in April 2017!
Francesca
July 11th, 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.
Jessica
June 30th, 2017

Max Scheugl's Tips for Usability Testing

An experienced UX Professional's set of processes and techniques to help companies visualize and materialize their digital products ideas.
Leon
June 30th, 2017

[Release] 3 New Mobile Controls, and more!

Today's release brings 3 new controls for wireframing mobile interfaces: an App Bar control, and Time and Date Pickers for Android.
Peldi
June 21st, 2017

Our Vacation Policy: Mandatory Minimum Days

Our vacation policy was: Take some. But we noticed that some employees weren’t taking enough. Now our policy is: Take at least 20 days off a year.
Peldi
June 12th, 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.
Jessica
May 31st, 2017

The Next Generation of "Coder Kidz"

The mission of the #1 not-for-profit tech camp in Australia is to provide the best individualized, hands-on technology education to young kids.
Leon
May 30th, 2017

Learn Wireframing by Watching Videos

See UI Design experts while they wireframe new web pages or product ideas, in real time. Get better at wireframing just by watching them!
Peldi
May 22nd, 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.
Jessica
April 30th, 2017

[Release] Stretchy Phones, new Icons, and More!

We keep improving Balsamiq Mockups 3, based on your requests. You can now stretch mobile controls vertically, use FontAwesome 4.7 icons, and more!
Peldi
April 27th, 2017

Becoming a One Person Software Business

If you want to run a successful software business, try to solve your own frustrations or problems - it brings passion to what you do!
Leon
April 21st, 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.
Jessica
March 31st, 2017

The Keys to Satisfaction as a UX Designer

Follow Sofia's advice: work on products that have a positive impact, find empathy with your end users, and work with colleagues as one team.
Leon
March 20th, 2017

Best Balsamiq Sightings of 2016

Not only websites and apps: see the best Balsamiq wireframes from last year and get inspired by these examples! And please, keep them coming!
Francesca
March 13th, 2017

How to Share Customer Feedback With the Rest of the Team

We created a system for sharing positive and negative customer feedback internally. It has helped us raise team morale and improve cohesion!
Virgin
March 6th, 2017

About Yesterday's Balsamiq Outage

A quick retrospective and an apology for our Feb 29, 2017 outage. The root cause was an AWS outage which took down over 120,000 sites.
Peldi
March 1st, 2017

[Release] New Little Feature in Mockups 3 for JIRA Cloud, and bug fixes!

While most of the team is focussed on the next major version of our products, we continue to fix bugs and make improvements to the current version.
Peldi
February 27th, 2017

Chris Bland on Life Before Balsamiq

Pencil and paper, PowerPoint, huge functional description... How do you create UI mockups? New techniques can solve existing business problems.
Leon
February 21st, 2017

Looking Back at 2016

We continue to truck along nicely, executing on our vision. 2016 was yet another record year for us, with sales almost reaching $6.6 million.
Peldi
February 9th, 2017

How Game Designers Rapidly Prototype Ideas Using Balsamiq

Read how 5 game designers use Balsamiq wireframes and other rapid prototyping techniques in their workflow to work faster and smarter.
Leon
January 30th, 2017

Welcome Stefano Gozzi and Philip Nittenberg!

Hello friends! We're excited to introduce to you the two newest members of the Balsamiq family, Stefano Gozzi and Philip Nittenberg!
Peldi
January 23rd, 2017

Finding The Human: The Customer Support Starter Pack

Customer service can be hard when you're on the receiving end of an angry call. Brendan offers some ideas for empathizing with your customers.
Brendan
January 17th, 2017

Justin Witz on Standing Out in a Rapidly Growing Industry

We met Justin Witz at the 2016 Atlassian Summit in San Jose, CA. He's a customer, fan, and entrepreneur. His enthusiasm and sincerity endeared him to Val and now we're all fans of him too! He used Balsamiq Mockups...
Leon
January 10th, 2017
Wireframing-Guide

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 the structure of the website, software or mobile app you...
Jessica
December 22nd, 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 useful resources via our social channels, writing blog posts and...
Francesca
December 21st, 2016

Nathanael Coyne on Getting UX the Respect it Deserves

You may know our latest Champion, Nathanael Coyne, from his top-notch UX blog purecaffeine.com. In it, he chimes in on many of the hot topics in UX discussions today, often with well-reasoned arguments against conventional wisdom. This post on...
Leon
December 7th, 2016

Balsamiq Raffles: Free Tickets to Great UX Events

We are always exploring new ways to connect with our community and reciprocate their love and support. We give free licenses to educators and do-gooders, we open-source part of our software, we sponsor lots of events in the industry,...
Jessica
November 30th, 2016

Remote Work: What's Hard, What's Great, and How to Stay Connected

More and more companies are embracing remote working. For those who are considering it or have just made the leap, there are a lot of resources to learn from, such as the Zapier's Guide to Remote Work. Here are...
Francesca
November 22nd, 2016

Simprints - Simple Fingerprint Identification for the Developing World

Tristram Norman is CTO of Simprints, a nonprofit that has created a simple, secure fingerprint identification system for a range of projects in developing countries. Tristram calls it "a social enterprise aimed at solving the identification gap in low...
Leon
November 4th, 2016
Donorsee

Gret Glyer of DonorSee

Gret Glyer is the founder of DonorSee, an app that greatly simplifies and personalizes charitable giving. He used Balsamiq Mockups for the first draft of his app and agreed to share some of his early wireframes with us. I...
Leon
October 18th, 2016

[Release] A small bug fix release

Hi friends of Balsamiq! Have we mentioned how much we love our community lately? You all are awesome, we appreciate your feedback and bug reports so much. You're truly good citizens of the web, taking the time to report...
Peldi
October 10th, 2016

How and Why We Give Away Swag

Giving gifts is a win-win situation. You make customers happy, cultivate loyalty, and get good marketing results simply by being generous and grateful. Today we want to share our experience about how to and why we give away swag,...
Jessica
September 27th, 2016

[Release] Mockups 3.5! Improved Material Design Support, iPhone 7, macOS Sierra compatibility, and more!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! Another month, another exciting release! Improved Material Design Support! We have added some controls and properties to make it easier to create designs inspired by Material Design. A new generic Smartphone control! Check it out!...
Peldi
September 21st, 2016

[Release] A Nice Little Summer Release

Hello friends of Balsamiq! We hope you've all had a great summer and are energized for a productive autumn and winter! 🙂 Some of us took some time off, but that didn't prevent us from fixing a few bugs...
Peldi
August 31st, 2016

Jane Portman Cooks Up UI Breakfast

Jane Portman is the creator and author of UI Breakfast, a practical resource full of UX design and business lessons based on her extensive experience with both. It also contains an amazing column called UI Practicum where she tackles...
Leon
August 23rd, 2016

Welcome Drew Lafferty and Lizelotte Green!

Hello, friends of Balsamiq! Our not-so-little-anymore team keeps on growing! Today I would like to introduce to you our two new team members: Drew Lafferty and Liz Green! Drew Lafferty Drew is a jack-of-all-trades Developer / DevOps, based in...
Peldi
August 8th, 2016
Edit the docs

Edit the Balsamiq Docs!

We've made it easy for anyone with a Github account to submit edits to our documentation. As we've written about before, improving our documentation has been a focus of ours for a while. We've gone from one or two...
Leon
August 2nd, 2016

Scott Gallant on Adapting to Succeed

Not long ago we received an email from Scott Gallant in response to our blog post about our new Hugo-powered documentation site. He said he was building a Content Management System (CMS) for websites running on Hugo and Jekyll,...
Leon
July 28th, 2016

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