While working on concepts for a recent side project I decided it would be a good time to dig deeper into wireframing/prototyping with Balsamiq Mockups.

After a quick test drive (and watching their super helpful guides and video tutorials) I quickly understood why Mockups is the go-to tool for UX & interaction design:

  1. Simplicity: limited, high-quality feature set — they’re focusing on the best solution for a specific problem.
  2. Speed: it really is rapid — you can build out a minimalist version of pretty much anything in ~10-15 mins.
  3. Fun: you get to build stuff :hammer: and it’s clearly a great inbetween for design/dev/product folks.

Currently it’s $89 (with a 30 day free trial)…which is totally worth it.

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