I have just recently started using Balsamiq Mockups for creating a wireframe of a website I am working on and it makes me wonder why I haven’t personally used it way before now. The snapshot in this post is just a simple example mockup that is available on the Balsamiq website, but it should give you an idea of the type of design you can create using this tool.
What was such a revelation to me was how easy it is for anyone to use. For a mere $79 for the desktop version anyone can quickly and easily begin creating mockups of website concepts that I could then quickly pass to the team I am working with for review and make modifications on the fly based on their feedback. What I want to emphasize is that this should be a tool for the non-technical team members to build and test concepts before turning it over to the technical resources to turn into a finished product. To give you an idea of how easy this is I will run you through a recent project I have been working on. (more…)