Balsamiq Mockups is an intuitive software to create wireframes, or website skeletons, used to conceptualize a website or application before the design stage. By default, Balsamiq Mockups gives a sketchy look to these graphics, which make them look unprofessional. This is a wireframe created with Balsamiq, using the default settings that come with the software:
I was looking for other alternatives to Balsamiq, to get more professional results, but then, I discovered that it’s possible to change this appearance and get wireframes more visually appealing. These are the steps:
- In the menu bar, Go to View > Skin, and select “Wireframe Skin”.
- Go to View and select “Use System Fonts”, to get rid of the Comics Sans font.
With these two simple steps, the wireframe I showed above will look like this one below: