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New Release: Font Adjustments and More

Hello Balsamiq friends near and far! 🙂

We're back from summer vacation and eager to get back to work. We hope you all were able to take some time off, relax and recharge.

Today's release is fairly small and mainly focussed around the new font, which, we're happy to report, has been overwhelmingly well received.

Bug Fixes

  • All versions: updated the font files to add some more glyphs and made a handy glyph viewer for reference. Thanks Eric for the request.
  • All versions: fixed some accented characters to be consistent with the regular glyphs. Thanks Eduardo Villa for the bug report!
  • All versions: the bold and bold italic fonts had a bigger baseline than the regular and italic versions. That's fixed now. Thanks so much to our old friend László Bővíz for the bug report. Good to see you again on the forums László! 🙂
  • All versions: We also fixed the height and position of some of the glyphs in the font. It should be a lot more readable now, check it out! Thanks to rafa, Andi, Florian Brauer and Stephen for the great discussion and to Andreas Weder for this bug report.
  • All versions: tweaked vertical positioning and text padding in Alert, Label, Radio Button Group, Tree, Vertical Tab Bar, Numeric Stepper, Data Grid, BreadCrumbs, Link, Geometric Shape, Text Area, Text Input, Tooltip (thanks Ben Fyvie for the bug report), Subtitle, iPhone and Checkbox Group controls.
  • All versions: fixed label position in Data Grid header. Thanks Graeme for reporting it!
  • All versions: fixed a bug that happened when you entered a group, selected all and did "Cut". It no longer explodes now. 🙂
  • Mockups for Desktop: we no longer create a number of "New Mockup" tabs when you open Mockups for Desktop by double-clicking on some bmml files. Sorry about that small injection, my bad! Thank you Florian Bauer, Simone, Ben, Mark K, Richard, beathoven, Johan Strandell, zorg79 and chamberssr for the bug reports.
  • Mockups for Desktop: the {mockup-name} macro now properly displays accented characters.
  • Mockups for Desktop: in Windows, commas in Mockups names showed as %2C characters in the bottom tabs. This is now fixed.
  • Mockups for Desktop: if you started Mockups without a project assets folder and created it later, you had to restart Mockups for it to notice. This is now fixed as well.
  • Mockups for Desktop: renaming a Mockup would position it at the end of the list sometimes. Thanks James and Hal Shubin for the bug report. Fixed!

How do I update?

Easy! Just install from our download page on top of your current installation. You won't have to re-register.

As always, if you hit any snags with the new build let us know immediately and we'll fix it right up! 🙂

For posterity, these are the version numbers of today's release:

  • Mockups for Desktop: version 2.1.2
  • Mockups for Confluence: version 2.1.2
  • Mockups for FogBugz: version 2.1.2
  • Mockups for JIRA: version 2.1.2
  • Mockups for XWiki: version 2.1.2
  • Web Demo: version 2.1.2 launch it

What else is going on?

Our main priority is still finishing up myBalsamiq. We hit a hang-up with the new project upload feature, but we have identified the root cause of the bug and are testing a workaround. Beta participants, you should see a new build up sometimes next week.

While myBalsamiq is getting polished, and because Mockups is in pretty good shape, we have dedicated a bunch of time this summer to improving our internal processes to help us scale.

We migrated A LOT of our website's content over to our new Support Portal, and at the same time migrated from "reply all in GMail" to more robust Help Desk solution, which we've very happy with (it's Assistly, check them out).

It was an epic effort, it's not easy to make changes to a speeding bullet. But I'm glad we made the switch, I can already tell it's going to pay off.

We also found the time to write a few blog posts recently too. Here they are:


Peldi for the Balsamiq Team

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  1. Works great! Thank you for fixing that “New Mockup” bug… I was working on a project with over 20 files and it was driving me crazy! 😀

    John Bligh