Tutorials > Using Project Templates
This tutorial describes how to create project folders for your future projects that contain elements you may commonly use in your projects.
The general idea is to create project folder, with your common elements stored in the folder's assets directory, and then duplicate that folder on your new projects.
It also includes links to some useful starter templates for UX and Bootstrap projects.
Note: This process applies to Balsamiq Mockups 3 for Desktop. It can be replicated in web versions using projects instead of folders.
Your process might look like this:
We have a few example templates to show how you might get started.
The UX Template (download here - components here) is designed for people working on UX Design projects who typically need to present a polished deck to clients. For this reason, this template is made to work with the Wireframe Skin (menu: View > Skin > Wireframe Skin) and System Fonts (View > User System Fonts).
The template contains a few example pages, including persona sheets, journey map, sitemap, storyboard, and wireframe pages with annotation. Using these examples, you'll be able to open your project in Fullscreen/Presentation mode, or in an exported PDF that is suitable for client presentation. The screenshots below show some of the elements provided in this template.
The Bootstrap Template (download here) is designed for people who know they're going to be using Bootstrap, and want to use the text elements, and components common to the Bootstrap framework. The screenshots below show some of the elements provided in this template.