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September 27th, 2017

Announcing Balsamiq Wireframes for Google Drive

With Balsamiq Wireframes for Google Drive you and your team can create and collaborate on low-fidelity wireframes, all from within Google Drive!

By Peldi
September 25th, 2017

Spolsky's Four Pillars of Organic Growth

“Revenue, head count, PR, and quality--if one gets ahead of the others, you’re screwed.” An oldie, but goodie we have referred to since 2008!

By Peldi
September 21st, 2017

Software Hustle for Entrepreneurs: Make Your Programming Inexperience a Non-Issue

"Balsamiq is a wire-framing software tool that allows you to clearly map your software design. Think Etch-a-Sketch for grown-ups. It can be that easy."

By Peldi
September 18th, 2017

The Roadmap to Becoming a Web Developer (updated)

Read this advice from Kamran, the author of the giant mind map / flow chart describing all the technologies used today to build the web.

By Leon
September 15th, 2017

13 ways to create a prototype on a limited budget

“Balsamiq is an incredible app for you to create prototypes. It’s very inexpensive to get started — there’s even a free trial — and, importantly, even non-technical folks can use the tool.”

By Peldi
September 15th, 2017

6 Cloud-Based Tools That End Digital Disorganization

“If your company has design needs, Balsamiq will be hugely helpful.”

By Peldi
September 11th, 2017

Balsamiq Wireframes for Confluence and JIRA Server

We’re starting to ship updated versions of all of our products that include our new, web-native Balsamiq Wireframes editor!

By Peldi
September 5th, 2017

Coming soon: Balsamiq Wireframes

Balsamiq Wireframes is our next generation low-fidelity, collaborative wireframing editor. It's better in every way, and about to be released.

By Peldi
August 31st, 2017

UX/UI Links, August 2017

Our August selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
August 28th, 2017

Introducing: UI Design 101

Designing good UI is a craft. We've developed a new section on our website called UI Design 101 to help you create great interfaces, one element at a time.

By Jessica
August 21st, 2017

How to Launch a Project in a Week: BuyMePizza.net

Read how BuyMePizza.net, founded by Brian Watson following the aloha mentality, is injecting happiness in people’s lives one pizza slice at a time.

By Leon
August 14th, 2017

Giving Back to Our Community by Sponsoring the Bologna Ultimate Frisbee Teams

To give back to our local community, we have decided to sponsor the CUSB Bologna Ultimate Frisbee organization for the next 3 years.

By Peldi
July 31st, 2017

UX/UI Links, July 2017

Our July selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
July 31st, 2017

Welcome Luca, Alberto, Tommaso, and Angie!

It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you four new members of the Balsamiq family! We are also hiring 4 more people over the next few months!

By Peldi
July 25th, 2017

Collaborating on Mobile Health Tools with Balsamiq

Wireframes are ideal for usability testing and participatory design with representative users before and after development.

By Leon
July 17th, 2017

What's Your Company's "Natural Size"?

Every company has a natural size. Answer this question and you’ll find out what kind of company you should build and how to grow it.

By Peldi
July 11th, 2017

Planning a Company Retreat for a Growing Team

We keep on growing, and this brings new challenges for our company retreats, too. Read how we plan our retreats and what happened in April 2017!

By Francesca
June 30th, 2017

UX/UI Links, June 2017

Our June selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
June 30th, 2017

Max Scheugl's Tips for Usability Testing

An experienced UX Professional's set of processes and techniques to help companies visualize and materialize their digital products ideas.

By Leon
June 21st, 2017

[Release] 3 New Mobile Controls, and more!

Today's release brings 3 new controls for wireframing mobile interfaces: an App Bar control, and Time and Date Pickers for Android.

By Peldi
June 12th, 2017

Our Vacation Policy: Mandatory Minimum Days

Our vacation policy was: Take some. But we noticed that some employees weren’t taking enough. Now our policy is: Take at least 20 days off a year.

By Peldi
June 7th, 2017

The 7 best wireframing and prototyping tools for app makers

“If you're only interested in putting together a wireframe of your app idea, then Balsamiq is the tool for you.”

By Peldi
May 31st, 2017

UX/UI links, May 2017

Our May selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
May 30th, 2017

The Next Generation of "Coder Kidz"

The mission of the #1 not-for-profit tech camp in Australia is to provide the best individualized, hands-on technology education to young kids.

By Leon
May 22nd, 2017

Learn Wireframing by Watching Videos

See UI Design experts while they wireframe new web pages or product ideas, in real time. Get better at wireframing just by watching them!

By Peldi
May 16th, 2017

When & how I use Balsamiq

"I know designers who claim that friends don’t let friends use Balsamiq. I don’t agree with that. I use Balsamiq, I like it a lot, and I recommend it. Read about when and how I use it."

By Peldi
April 30th, 2017

UX/UI Links, April 2017

Our April selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
April 27th, 2017

[Release] Stretchy Phones, new Icons, and More!

We keep improving Balsamiq Mockups 3, based on your requests. You can now stretch mobile controls vertically, use FontAwesome 4.7 icons, and more!

By Peldi
April 21st, 2017

Becoming a One Person Software Business

If you want to run a successful software business, try to solve your own frustrations or problems - it brings passion to what you do!

By Leon
March 31st, 2017

UX/UI Links, March 2017

Our March selection of UX/UI Links featuring articles about User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management and more.

By Jessica
March 20th, 2017

The Keys to Satisfaction as a UX Designer

Follow Sofia's advice: work on products that have a positive impact, find empathy with your end users, and work with colleagues as one team.

By Leon
March 13th, 2017

Best Balsamiq Sightings of 2016

Not only websites and apps: see the best Balsamiq wireframes from last year and get inspired by these examples! And please, keep them coming!

By Francesca
March 6th, 2017

How to Share Customer Feedback With the Rest of the Team

We created a system for sharing positive and negative customer feedback internally. It has helped us raise team morale and improve cohesion!

By Virgin
March 1st, 2017

About Yesterday's Balsamiq Outage

A quick retrospective and an apology for our Feb 29, 2017 outage. The root cause was an AWS outage which took down over 120,000 sites.

By Peldi
February 27th, 2017

[Release] New Little Feature in Mockups 3 for JIRA Cloud, and bug fixes!

While most of the team is focussed on the next major version of our products, we continue to fix bugs and make improvements to the current version.

By Peldi
February 21st, 2017

Chris Bland on Life Before Balsamiq

Pencil and paper, PowerPoint, huge functional description... How do you create UI mockups? New techniques can solve existing business problems.

By Leon
February 9th, 2017

Looking Back at 2016

We continue to truck along nicely, executing on our vision. 2016 was yet another record year for us, with sales almost reaching $6.6 million.

By Peldi
January 30th, 2017

How Game Designers Rapidly Prototype Ideas Using Balsamiq

Read how 5 game designers use Balsamiq wireframes and other rapid prototyping techniques in their workflow to work faster and smarter.

By Leon
January 23rd, 2017

Welcome Stefano Gozzi and Philip Nittenberg!

Hello friends! We're excited to introduce to you the two newest members of the Balsamiq family, Stefano Gozzi and Philip Nittenberg!

By Peldi
January 17th, 2017

Finding The Human: The Customer Support Starter Pack

Customer service can be hard when you're on the receiving end of an angry call. Brendan offers some ideas for empathizing with your customers.

By Brendan
January 10th, 2017

Justin Witz on Standing Out in a Rapidly Growing Industry

We met Justin Witz at the 2016 Atlassian Summit in San Jose, CA. He's a customer, fan, and entrepreneur. His enthusiasm and sincerity endeared him to Val and now we're all fans of him too! He used Balsamiq Mockups...

By Leon
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 the structure of the website, software or mobile app you...

By Jessica

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