Mockups 2.1 is coming soon: a new font, a new era!
Just a quick post to pre-announce that Mockups 2.1 is coming out in a week or two.
The main change of 2.1 is that we're changing the font used by Mockups, from Comic Sans (on Win/Linux) and Chalkboard (on Mac) to our own Balsamiq Mockups font, hand-crafted lovingly by our very own Michael Angeles.
We are doing this for three primary reasons:
- To fix the "words sometimes disappear" bug that's been plaguing us since day one.
- To have a consistent rendering across different OSs and Balsamiq Mockups versions.
- To get rid of the allergy-provoking Comic Sans typeface.
We put together a short FAQ document with details about the change and how it might affect you: Balsamiq Mockups Font FAQ. Please take a look at it and give us feedback on it as well (just add a comment here).
We would love it if you could download the pre-release version and give it a spin for a few days. Remember, the initial shock at the change is natural, but it will wear off. Give the new font a chance. 🙂
There's still a little bit of work to do: some characters are a bit wide, some a bit heavy, all need better kerning. We'll be making these improvements daily until launch, so keep that feedback coming!
Here are the links once again: