Professional Level Wireframe Designing Using Balsamiq

Bharat | 30th July 2018

There are plenty of wireframing tools available in the market, but the simplest and highly used is Balsamiq. A wireframe can be made on a tissue paper using a pen. In the end, it’s only a sketch. However, when it comes to cooperating and sharing with experts, it’s a more appropriate plan to shift to another tool present in the market. One such very good tool is Balsamiq – it’s easier to use and presents lots of characteristics to create a valuable wireframe. It’s an amazing tool that satisfies every need of wireframing and cooperation. It has exceptional properties that let you do quick wireframing, help you get real-time suggestions, including those suggestions, and also upgrading the wireframe. This ultimately let the entire team aligned with the functionalities of the application with respect to the layout. In this blog, I am going to tell you about professional level wireframe designing using Balsamiq.


Expert Level Wireframe Designing Using Balsamiq:

Starting with Balsamiq:

UI Library:

UI library is divided according to the different screen elements. Let’s get familiarize with various screen elements categories present in Balsamiq.

  • All: By clicking this, you will get user interface elements which Balsamiq provides. While scrolling horizontally, it will authorize you to use or view them.
  • Assets: This area incorporates all controls of the button that you require in a wireframe. like – checkboxes, action buttons, etc.
  • Big: This comprises the reasonably enormous screen elements like a browser window, placeholders, iPhone, and iPad.
  • Buttons: This area incorporates all the button controls that you require in a wireframe, like checkboxes, action buttons.
  • Common: This area consists of the shapes used to indicate commonly used interactions.
  • Containers: This field includes options like FieldSet, Browser Windows, etc.
  • Forms This category has every control related to like input elements, forms, submit button, radio buttons, etc.
  • Icons: This option has a set of icons that you can use to indicate a particular function. For example, using a floppy icon on the place of a save button, etc. Balsamiq provides a large set of free icons that can be used for various tasks.
  • iOS: This includes the User Interface controls specific to the iOS.
  • Layout: Layouts are immensely crucial when you required to showcase a basic feature or page. This category contains most of the layouts like Horizontal/Vertical tabs, etc.
  • Markup: This is used for the purpose of adding a comment on a specific control in the wireframe. It also has callouts that are used to display connectivity in many of the events.
  • Media: All the media-centered User Interface controls are present in this area that helps in displaying a video/image/sound in the wireframe.
  • Symbols: This is a set of reusable elements which can shrink the time to build the common components.
  • Text: As the name suggests, this includes all the user interface controls related to the text. Characteristics like a combo box, block of text, link bar, etc.


Understanding these above-mentioned options with the fact that Balsamiq authorizes you to easily pick and drop the elements. These options will help you in wireframe designing using Balsamiq in a better way. It’s one of the few tools which fulfills our requirements.

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Bharat is a Content Writer at Oodles Studio having an immense passion for writing Technical Content. He has written content on UI, UX, web designing, and graphic designing.

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