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February 22nd, 2010

Happy Birthday, BalsamiqMarco!

I woke up to the news that today was Marco's birthday. He's already logged off for dinner, so we decided to throw him a little virtual surprise party, complete...

By Val
February 3rd, 2010

At Balsamiq, Everyone Blogs. Join Us.

The Balsamiq Blog is my third blog. I started in 2003 with Peldi's Little Blog in which I shared sample applications and things that I learned at work about...

By Peldi
February 2nd, 2010

My Seat at the Chef's Table

Since college, my job title has gone from Administrative Assistant to Chief Operating Officer. I have seen and learned a great deal, and not just about technology. It's been a wild...

By Val
January 25th, 2010

Luis Arias Joins Balsamiq

It is my great pleasure to introduce to you the newest member of the Balsamiq team, monsieur Luis Arias, Web Programmer Extraordinaire. 🙂 If you've been following us for...

By Peldi
January 3rd, 2010

Balsamiq Roadmap for 2010

This is part two of a two-part post about what happened in 2009 and our plans for 2010. We did this last year as well, it's becoming somewhat of...

By Peldi
January 3rd, 2010

A Look Back at 2009

Wow. Just wow. It's hard for me to believe how much has happened in Balsamiq-land in 2009. I feel like a completely different person than when I wrote the...

By Peldi
December 20th, 2009

Tracking Your Company's Mentions with

Hello friends! Today I'd like to share a little trick that might be useful for your company. It's something I saw used at Atlassian and that I've been...

By Peldi
December 19th, 2009

Holiday Reading: Free eBooks and Good Blogs

Hello again! 'Tis the season of giving, and hopefully most of you will have a little more time to do some reading, so I thought this would be a...

By Peldi
December 17th, 2009

An Apology

Hi friends. So I made a big mistake today. No, I made a few. I was so excited about the new pan feature that I decided to release it...

By Peldi
November 18th, 2009

Back from San Francisco

Hi all, this is Marco writing. I just got back from the Business of Software conference in San Francisco. This is my trip report. Valerie While Valerie and I...

By Marco
November 12th, 2009

Free Balsamiq Mockups for UX Training

Hello everyone! 🙂 Did you know that today is World Usability Day 2009? It's a global initiative now in its 4th year, aimed at raising the awareness of the...

By Peldi
November 11th, 2009

YouTube-ing Up a Storm!

Hi all. So we've been travelling quite a bit in the last few months for conferences and such. Aside from learning a lot and sharing what we know, conferences...

By Peldi
October 30th, 2009

Tools We Use for Running Our Startup

Hi there. I've been wanting to write this post for a long time, but things were still evolving too much for me to come up with a definite list....

By Peldi
October 23rd, 2009

Listen to This Blog

Hi there, just a quick post to let you know that you can now listen to the most popular posts on this blog via the new blog-to-podcast service from...

By Peldi
September 14th, 2009

A Little Market-y Post

Hi there, a quick market-y post to let you know about a few things that happened today: We are sponsoring LessConference, a one-day conference happening in Jacksonville, Florida, on...

By Peldi
September 13th, 2009

Let’s Meet in Person for a Change!

Hello friends! Some members of team Balsamiq are going to be attending the following conferences and events this fall: October 4th-7th: Valerie will be in Los Angeles for Adobe...

By Peldi
September 9th, 2009

No Weekly Release This Week, but We’ve Been Busy!

Hi there, just a quick note to let you know that we're not going to do a weekly release this week. We've been working on some big features so...

By Peldi
July 28th, 2009

Hello World!

Hello world! As a member of Team Balsamiq for just about 3 months now, I have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and welcoming good wishes from the Mockups community....

By Val
June 9th, 2009

Atlassian Summit Trip Report

Last week we participated in the Atlassian Summit, Atlassian's first worldwide conference and Balsamiq's first foray in being a conference sponsor. Below is an account on what happened and...

By Peldi
May 12th, 2009

Please Welcome Valerie Liberty to the Balsamiq Family

Hi everyone. It is with immense pleasure that I get to introduce to you Ms. Valerie Liberty, Balsamiq's #2 employee and "Chief Operating Officer, Wow! Division." I've known Valerie...

By Peldi
May 9th, 2009

Why I Haven’t Been Blogging as Much

Hi there. If you've been following this blog for a while you already know that lately I haven't been sharing as much as I used to. It's true and...

By Peldi
April 24th, 2009

Show Me Your Wireframes! (My Response to Andy Budd)

Hi there. I'm not sure if my comment over at Andy Budd's blog got trapped in a spam filter or what, but since it was pretty long and had...

By Peldi
April 17th, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk on Passion

Be humble, work HARD, hussle, be patient and passionate about what you do. Be so good they can't ignore you, actually genuinely CARE about your customers, be transparent, take...

By Peldi
April 15th, 2009

Like a Kid in a Candy Store

By Peldi
April 11th, 2009

My First Month at Balsamiq Studios

Hi everyone, I'd like to share with all of you my impressions of the first month as Balsamiq employee. It was an exciting, productive, revolutionary, life-changing month. In one...

By Marco
April 6th, 2009

Video: 14 Web App Tips from Ryan Carson

Hi all. I just finished watching this excellent video of Ryan Carson's FOWA Dublin 2009 talk: I was incredibly surprised to hear Balsamiq mentioned at around minute 14: thank...

By Peldi
March 5th, 2009

999 Followers, or How My Twittering Has Changed

Hi there, I thought I'd celebrate my 999th Twitter follower with a little blog post I've wanted to write for a while. Back when I first started using Twitter,...

By Peldi
March 2nd, 2009

Atlassian Webinar Video and Slides

Hi there. For those of you who came to the Atlassian Plugin of the Month webinar today, thanks so much for attending! Huge thanks to Oren Teich of Replicate...

By Peldi
March 2nd, 2009

Introducing Marco Botton, Balsamiq's 1st Employee

Feeling a great mixture of excitement, pride and trepidation, it is my pleasure to introduce to you Marco Botton, Balsamiq's first full time employee. How did this happen? A...

By Peldi
February 19th, 2009

Killer Mockups Webinar: Feb 25th, 10:00AM PST

Hi there. I am SO excited I can barely type. The news: I am co-hosting a "Plugin of the Month" Webinar for Atlassian next Wednesday (Feb 25th, 10:00am PST)....

By Peldi
February 6th, 2009

2000 Customers

Hi there, just a quick post to record the fact that today marked the 2000th customer of Balsamiq Mockups. That's 2000 monetary transactions, the number of Mockups users could...

By Peldi
February 6th, 2009

My Bookshelf

Hi there, a couple of people have asked me for this so I quickly put together this collage of my home office's bookshelf, as well as my e-books folder....

By Peldi
February 5th, 2009

Sarah Allen Joins Balsamiq's Board of Advisers

Sometimes I wonder what I did to get so lucky in life. This is one of those moments. Sarah Allen has agreed to join Balsamiq's already star-studded Board of...

By Peldi
January 15th, 2009

Look Ma’, I’m in the Paper!

Today's edition of Il Sole 24 Ore, one of Italy's major newspapers - think "Italian Financial Times" - published an article about Balsamiq and yours truly (click on the...

By Peldi
January 11th, 2009

Work on Stuff that Matters

I was going to simply ReTweet this but I wanted to add a couple of thoughts and they wouldn't have fit in 140 characters. Here's the tweet by @timoreilly:...

By Peldi
January 7th, 2009

Uncommon (i.e. Very Valuable) Startup Advice From Dharmesh Shah

Dharmesh Shah is one of those names that keeps coming up for me. In the startup/entrepeneurship books I read, in the blogs I follow, on Twitter...and his quotes are...

By Peldi
January 3rd, 2009

A Look Back at 2008

This is part one of a two-part post about what happened in 2008 and my plans for 2009. First, a few numbers about 2008: days in business: 196 -...

By Peldi
December 17th, 2008

Mockups 1.5 Is on the Way, It’s Screencasting Time!

Hi there, just a quick update. I have been heads down coding and bug-fixing in order to get Mockups 1.5 out the door. I feel extremely close, hopefully I'll...

By Peldi
November 26th, 2008

Why I love Atlassian, an Inspirational Video

Hi there. Atlassian once again manages to impress me and make me proud to be affiliated with them. This is one of the best recruiting tools I have ever...

By Peldi
November 25th, 2008

Looking for Good Flex Developers to Recommend

I constantly get asked if I know any good Flex developers, and I am tired of answering "I wish!" 🙂 So if you do Flex development, please fill in...

By Peldi
November 14th, 2008

Man Writes Software, Blogs About it, Makes $100k in 5 Months

“We love this story. Back in July we wrote about the inspiring experience of Peldi Guilizzoni, a lone software developer who'd built a web design mock-up tool called Balsamiq...

By Peldi
November 14th, 2008

Hit $100,000 in Revenue, Time to Start Looking Up

I feel a bit sheepish posting this since I don't want to come across as bragging, but a promise is a promise, so here it goes... I just recently...

By Peldi
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