Anyone tried balsamiq?

20 Aug 2008 - 10:44am
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Duncan Brown
2008

Hey anyone tried this?

http://www.balsamiq.com/products/mockups

I have been using Illustrator for wireframes, but my company uses Confluence and Balsamiq plugs in to this.

I have always steered away from any 'templated' solutions preferring to roll my own

I will start an eval. but interested to see if anyone else has any experience with this.

Duncan

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22 Aug 2008 - 5:59am
Fred Beecher
2006

I haven't used it for a "real" project yet, but it's pretty fun to use,
actually. It does have limitations, such as only outputting single PNGs
without the ability to include multiple wireframes in one document.
It's probably best for getting your initial ideas down in a
decent-yet-still-lo-fi manner and working on them with clients or team
members.

Also, there isn't the notion of master pages or objects, which means you'd
have to recreate repeated elements for each wireframe.

On 8/20/08, Duncan Brown <dunx_bee at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> Hey anyone tried this?
>
> http://www.balsamiq.com/products/mockups
>
> I have been using Illustrator for wireframes, but my company uses
> Confluence and Balsamiq plugs in to this.
>
> I have always steered away from any 'templated' solutions preferring to
> roll my own
>
> I will start an eval. but interested to see if anyone else has any
> experience with this.
>
> Duncan
>
>
>
>
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7 Sep 2008 - 1:27pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

>
> Also, there isn't the notion of master pages or objects, which means you'd
> have to recreate repeated elements for each wireframe.
>

If it's a shell you need to duplicate (persistent navigation, header, etc),
you could save a Mockup with just that on it and then duplicate it (Mockup >
New Clone of Current Mockup) as a starting point for new screens.

-r-

7 Sep 2008 - 1:43pm
Terry Fitzgerald
2008

I'm using it now. You can bang out fairly representative interface mock ups
quickly. If you import them into PowerPoint, for instance, you can make them
interactive to a degree. I have also brought them into Axure for a more
sophisticated interaction.

One comment derived from another posting (avoid Comic sans), that is the
default font it uses but in the context may not prove so undesirable. It
looks like it belongs.

Terry Fitzgerald
Product Designer
Open Text

On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 2:27 PM, Robert Hoekman Jr <robert at rhjr.net> wrote:

> >
> > Also, there isn't the notion of master pages or objects, which means
> you'd
> > have to recreate repeated elements for each wireframe.
> >
>
> If it's a shell you need to duplicate (persistent navigation, header, etc),
> you could save a Mockup with just that on it and then duplicate it (Mockup
> >
> New Clone of Current Mockup) as a starting point for new screens.
>
> -r-
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