The Most Important Skill of the Decade: Jeromy Wilson on Prototyping Techniques

"How do you know you're coding the right stuff?" That's the central question in Jeromy Wilson's recent blog post called "The Most Important Skill of the Decade". He believes...
Leon
May 7th, 2015

Professional Development at Balsamiq

This post is part of a series about our VERY FEW company policies. Read this intro post for some context. We have become hesitant about sharing our company policies...
Francesca
May 4th, 2015

[Release] Balsamiq Mockups 3.1! Alternates, new Google Drive Plugin, Background Music, and much more!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! It's only been three weeks since the last release, but A LOT has happened since. In fact, this is such a big update that we're...
Peldi Guilizzoni
April 29th, 2015

How We Got Here: The Road to Balsamiq Mockups 3

The release of Balsamiq Mockups 3 was the biggest release in our history since the original product launch in 2008. For this release we took a leap of faith...
Leon
April 17th, 2015

[Release] More Little Improvements!

Hello friends! The dust is definitely settling after the big 3.0 release. Bug reports are slowing down, and people are generally happy with v.3. Today's release squashes the following...
Peldi Guilizzoni
April 9th, 2015
Anatomy of a perfect reply

Tips for Customer Support

As you can read in the blog post about The Balsamiq Mantras, Customer Support is something really important to us. During the 2014 Balsamiq Retreat, Peldi asked Ben to teach his techniques for...
Francesca
April 9th, 2015

[Release] More bug fixes and optimizations!

Another week, another release! As expected after the major update that was v.3, we're in the "let the dust settle" period, fixing bugs here and there as they come...
Peldi Guilizzoni
April 3rd, 2015

Why we switched to Font Awesome for Balsamiq Mockups 3

It was with mixed feelings that we switched to the Font Awesome icon set with Balsamiq Mockups 3. Our original icons were hand-drawn by Peldi's wife Mariah so they...
Leon
March 31st, 2015

[Release] Second batch of Balsamiq Mockups 3 bug fixes

Hello again friends! We're back with another round of bug fixes. Here's what's new in today's release: We did a major cleanup of the "Save" and "Save As" code....
Peldi Guilizzoni
March 27th, 2015

[Release] First batch of Balsamiq Mockups 3 bug fixes

Hello friends of Balsamiq! We are happy to report that our big Balsamiq Mockups 3 release from two weeks ago has generally been very well received. As is to...
Peldi Guilizzoni
March 24th, 2015

[BIG Release] Balsamiq Mockups 3!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! 🙂 Today is a big day for us: after almost a year of heads-down work, we are releasing the biggest update in our little company's...
Peldi Guilizzoni
March 10th, 2015

Mockups To Go, Ready To Use: Captcha, Password Strength, Calendar

One of the most popular things about our little tool is how quickly you can create meaningful wireframes with it. But there are ways to go even faster with...
Francesca
February 10th, 2015

[Release] Balsamiq Mockups 3 Public Beta!

Hello? Is anyone still reading this? After being quiet for 10 months, we can understand if you thought we had sent our developers on a long vacation somewhere... 😉...
Peldi Guilizzoni
February 2nd, 2015

Improve your myBalsamiq Prototypes with UsersThink

The following is a guest blog post by John Turner of UsersThink. Enjoy! Being able to iterate quickly is important for any project, and that's one (of many) reason...
Leon
January 28th, 2015

John Bethke on Process Before Product

Our latest Champion, John Bethke of Bethke Consulting, LLC, contacted us to tell us about how he uses Balsamiq Mockups in his work. What I like about his story...
Leon
January 23rd, 2015

Looking back at 2014

Hello again friends of Balsamiq! Peldi here with our traditional "state of the union" end-of-year report. You can find previous editions here: 2008, 2009 and 2013. As usual, this...
Peldi Guilizzoni
January 21st, 2015

Balsamiq, the Secret Sauce

It's not hard to guess that our company has always had a strong affinity with food. Especially good, earthy, artisanal, unpretentious food. We even added a menu item in...
Francesca
January 14th, 2015

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

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