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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
December 15th, 2016

Peldi, Founder of Balsamiq

My interview for Starting & Sustaining.

By Peldi
December 7th, 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,...

By Leon
December 5th, 2016

Peldi Guilizzoni

My interview for Founder Thunder Round.

By Peldi
November 30th, 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...

By Jessica
November 22nd, 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,...

By Francesca
By Peldi
November 13th, 2016

Michael & Stefano On Balsamiq Wireframes

Our interview with CodingBlues.

By Mike
November 4th, 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...

By Leon
Donorsee
October 18th, 2016

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...

By Leon
October 10th, 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...

By Peldi
September 27th, 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...

By Jessica
September 21st, 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...

By Peldi
August 31st, 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Some of us took some time off,...

By Peldi
August 23rd, 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...

By Leon
August 8th, 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...

By Peldi
Edit the docs
August 2nd, 2016

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...

By Leon
July 28th, 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...

By Leon
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
July 12th, 2016

Balsamiq Summer Camp: How We Planned Our 2016 Retreat

Annual retreats have become an essential part of working together at Balsamiq. From our first gathering as an entire company in 2010, we realized seeing each other face to...

By Natalie
July 1st, 2016

[Release] A Nice Little Bug-Fix Release

Hello friends of Balsamiq! Another month, another release! This one is pretty small, it just fixes some bugs and adds a new little feature in Mockups 3 for Confluence...

By Peldi
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
June 21st, 2016

Thank You Balsamiq

"I am most appreciative for the software and for the path it has revealed. Thank you Balsamiq for providing me with my palette."

By Peldi
June 9th, 2016

[Release] Balsamiq Mockups 3 for Confluence Cloud!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! A couple of months after releasing Mockups 3 for JIRA Cloud, we're happy to announce that Balsamiq Mockups 3 has come to Confluence Cloud as...

By Peldi
June 6th, 2016

Kate Toon Uses Balsamiq to Transform The Copywriting Process

I recently returned from the Write the Docs 2016 conference in Portland, where people who write documentation, marketing copy, and more gather to talk about the state of all...

By Leon
June 6th, 2016

Tools We Use for Social Scheduling

Need to schedule posts on social media? Here are some useful ways to do it!

By Francesca
May 31st, 2016

[Release] Mockups 3.4!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! Today's release is bigger than our usual ones, so we're switching the version number from 3.3 to 3.4 for it. Let's see what's new and...

By Peldi
Content Discovery Sources
May 23rd, 2016

How We Do Content Discovery

How do you know what content will resonate with your audience? Here are some ways to find out!

By Francesca
Brand monitoring
May 16th, 2016

Tools We Use for Brand Monitoring

How do you know what people are saying about your brand online? Find out here!

By Francesca
May 9th, 2016

15 Tech Tools Startups Can't Do Without in 2016

โ€œA beautiful and easy to implement wire framing tool.โ€

By Peldi
May 2nd, 2016

In Case You Missed It: New Hidden Powers in Balsamiq Mockups 3

Finally getting to work on features that have been on the back-burner forever is a great way to rejuvenate developers and reward long-time customers. After a slow year of...

By Leon
April 19th, 2016

The Balsamiq Marketing Checklist

We do marketing pretty differently at Balsamiq. Read all about it!

By Peldi
April 15th, 2016

[Release] Easier Access to Alternates, More Android-y Controls and Lots of Little Bug Fixes!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! As you know, we never get tired of making our little tool better and better for you all. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let's see what's in today's release....

By Peldi
April 12th, 2016

Danielle Tate: The "Elegant Entrepreneur"

Danielle Tate is the author of "Elegant Entrepreneur: The Female Founders Guide to Starting & Growing Your First Company", which she wrote "to lower the barriers to entry and...

By Leon
Jessica Orellanes
April 7th, 2016

Jessica Orellanes Joins Balsamiq!

Hello, friends! I am Jessica, and I've just become the 21st member of the Balsamiq team as a Community Manager. How I landed here is a mix of timing,...

By Jessica
March 30th, 2016

Best Wireframe Tools To Make Your Design A Success

"Balsamiq is the right software to splurge your creativity. The raid wireframing tool gives you an awesome artwork experience."

By Peldi
March 25th, 2016

Peldi's Talk About Balsamiq's Journey So Far

Balsamiq's story is a compelling one: one man creates a product, builds a company and stays fiercely independent. It sounds good, but as you can imagine it's not without...

By Jessica
March 22nd, 2016

The Balsamiq Mantras

To help us do our best work consistently, we use a list of Balsamiq Mantras.

By Peldi
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
March 14th, 2016

[Release] Balsamiq Mockups 3 for JIRA Cloud!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! We're happy to announce that Balsamiq Mockups 3 has come to JIRA Cloud! In March of last year we introduced version 3 to Mockups for...

By Peldi
March 9th, 2016

[Release] Another Nice Little Release

Hello friends of Balsamiq! Another month, another nice little release to make you even more awesome at wireframing! ๐Ÿ™‚ Let's dive right in. Automatic Repositioning of Aligned Labels This...

By Peldi
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