Firstly good work on Balsamiq Cloud – a subtle but noticeable improvement over Mockups 3 – excited for what the future holds!
I’m often finding myself wanting to draw on top of an existing mockup, for popups, dialogue boxes, tool-tips, etc. and can’t find a very good way to do that. I want to avoid lots of copy-and-pasting, and then having to make the same modification in multiple places as the wireframes go through the review process.
I’m not attempting to prototype every single detail of my software, but there are cases where these bits of UI are crucial to understanding what I’m trying to show in the wireframes.
I realise this has been discussed before, but not for a while as far as I can see. The thread I found suggested making the base mockup a symbol, but that’s no good if the mockup already uses symbols, as you forbid symbols containing symbols. Also, I find symbols to be kinda clunky to work with, and to me feel a bit too far outside the core workflow of creating mockups to suit this use very well, even if you could nest symbols inside symbols.
What I’d love is something similar to the alternate versions feature, but with base+overlays rather than official+alternates.
To be clear, I’m not asking for deeper interaction, the basic linking you have now is fine. I’m just asking for tools to help me sketch without duplicating effort with edits.
Would love to hear if you have any plans that might help with this use case.