Ever wanted to create mockups easily, in no time ? Everyone doesn’t need Photoshop to create wireframes and mockups. Balsamiq Mockups can help you easily create mockups, and the best thing is that you don’t even need to refer any manual or any tutorial to learn it. Creating Mockups with Balsamiq is very easy and infact, even a child can do it. Really.
Web designers, user interface designers, web application designers, mobile apps developer will find this tool as very useful. Sometimes designers are not able to understand the client’s requirements, and still they go ahead and develop the product and deliver it. In the end what happens is the client does not get satisfaction and he may even ask to change the design. This would make things worse for both parties. To solve this age old issue, here comes Balsamiq Mockups.
Check this Video Tutorial to learn how to create and use Balsamiq Mockups
How to create mockups/wireframes ?
Its really easy. On the top bar you can see various options like text, big, buttons, containers, layout, markup, media, iPhone, etc. Just click on the respective button to open that particular category. E.g. Text will open different options related to text.
Double-click on the element which you want to draw on the screen. Now you can edit that element, or resize it. Yes, its this easy, just double click on the element, then edit that element and its done. You will be surprised to see how things are really simple here. After creating the mockup, you can export it as PNG or PDF, or save just save it in the standard format.
Balsamiq Mockups is available to download for free from here, which is a 7 days trial. Single user license costs $79.
This software requires Adobe AIR to be installed first. And it works on any Operating system ,whether its Windows, Mac or Linux. If you ever wanted to quickly build a layout for website or application, without worrying about colors, then this is the software which you were waiting for. Go ahead and try it.