Balsamiq Community Discussion

Using Containers


Having trouble finding documentation on using containers. I want to mockup a page for a mobile phone which will go beyond a page so want the content to scroll down. At the moment all I can do is use the container as a picture and put my elements on top of it. Then I have to create a 2nd mockup for the rest of the page.

How do I get my page contents inside a container ?


You can group your content inside a “container” but I assume you want something scrollable. This is not possible with Balsamiq.

You might want to have a look at


You don’t need two mockups. Just to elaborate what @heringsfilet has said on grouping:

  1. Create a mockup
  2. Group its content
  3. Crop the group to fit it into the container

Please look at the GIF:


Hi @Potter,

While you won’t be able to scroll through your containers, as @heringsfilet mentioned, you may want to use our phone controls which have an option for extending them if needed.

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you need anything else.