Friday, January 15, 2010

Balsamiq Mockups - Better Than Paper

I frequently want to quickly 'mockup' a sample page, dialog, or even application. Typically, I start with a pencil and pencil. However, with teams distributed around the country, and world, pencil and paper mockups are just too difficult to share.

I've tried Visio, paintbrush, bamboo pen pads, taking pictures of my mockups, and snagit. However, no matter how much I try other tools, I keep coming back to paper.

Balsamiq Mockups has the potential to offer the best of both worlds. It's a very clean, easy to use, flex/air application that enables very quick mockups. Typically, in a mockup, I'm striving for placement, layout,and broad concepts. This is where Balsamiq shines. The images are 'simple' enough to leave enough room for imagination.

Cool tool...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Looking forward to Lotusphere and 2010

2010 should be an exciting year. There are signs that the economy has finally turned a corner, our customers are very busy, and we have some new software that we are very excited about showcasing.

Lotusphere is a great kickoff to 2010 - and we are looking forward to meeting with our customers, seeing friends, and taking a pulse of the Lotus/IBM community.

If you are at Lotusphere, please stop by our booth and say hi. In many cases, Lotusphere is the one time during the year where we physically meet with, and talk in person, to our partners and customers. It's also a great place to share stories and renew friendships.

See you in Orlando