Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

SoCal CTO

Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. 500 Hats , February 1, 2010 When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication? Steve Blank , January 25, 2010 10 Tips for Adding Game Mechanics to a Non-Gaming Service - ReadWriteStart , September 21, 2010 Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own. -

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Why You’re Going to Hire the Wrong Designer

Tony Wright dot com

“We are not UI experts but do know when we see a good design.&#. I saw this on a mailing list I occasionally read, in a post where a company was looking to hire their first design employee/contractor. Good Design = Beautiful/Cool Design.

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Startup Metrics for Pirates (Lean Startup Circle, Jan 2010.

500 Hats

Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global. Posted by Dave on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 06:22 PM in Geeks, Tech, Startups , Metrics & Measurement , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : aarrr , lean startup , pirates , startup metrics Digg This | Save to del.icio.us

11 Trends in Web Logo Design

mashable.com

Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Dev & Design Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Designing and critiquing logos for web-based companies and startups is a pursuit of endless fascination for many of us. We hate to see a good design trick or typeface grow hackneyed over the course of a few months, but it happens all the time, unfortunately.

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11 Trends in Web Logo Design

mashable.com

Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Dev & Design Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Designing and critiquing logos for web-based companies and startups is a pursuit of endless fascination for many of us. We hate to see a good design trick or typeface grow hackneyed over the course of a few months, but it happens all the time, unfortunately.

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Use Design to Elevate Your Content Marketing

Duct Tape Marketing

Use Design to Elevate Your Content Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. As you plan your content marketing strategy, consider using design and visual storytelling to differentiate your content from the competition. Why design?

Twitter Link Roundup #65 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Startup Bullshit Bingo – December 2010 Edition – [link]. 80+ Very Best Designed Billboard Ads – [link].

Top 4 Crowdsourced Logo Design Sites for Small Businesses

Up and Running

Whether you are setting up shop or rebranding, designing your logo is just as important as getting things right on other aspects of your business. With today’s logo design crowdsourcing services, you still have lots of options for good small business logo design.

Startup CTO or Developer

SoCal CTO

Given likely market changes, how will we design and build so that the systems can respond to marketplace changes? What other kinds of capabilities such as graphic design, user interaction, product manager, QA will we need?

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Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own.

500 Hats

Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global. J-Geek Dinner Shibuya Off the Hook :) | Main | Startup Metrics for Pirates (Lean Startup Circle, Jan 2010) » Sunday, January 10, 2010 Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own Consumer Internet Dogfood Haven't really gotten on a rant in awhile. None of these had/have great design.

Small Business Marketing: Web Design Best Practices and Tips

crowdSPRING Blog

and tips for buyers looking for logo design. Today, we’ll cover web design marketing best practices and tips for small business. If you need help, you can leverage crowdSPRING’s community of more than 67,000 designers and writers for your custom web design.

Small Business Marketing: Web Design Best Practices and Tips

crowdSPRING Blog

and tips for buyers looking for logo design. Today, we’ll cover web design marketing best practices and tips for small business. If you need help, you can leverage crowdSPRING’s community of more than 67,000 designers and writers for your custom web design.

Real Unfair Advantages

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

But now she has the vision and ability to design her own software, capitalizing on modern trends (e.g. Some examples of a feature being a company's primary advantage are: Apple compromises everything in the name of design.

Web Designers vs. Web Developers

SoCal CTO

Funny graphic by @shanesnow that captures the difference between web designers vs. web developers: Like the issue of Startup CTO or Developer , often startup founders who are less technical have this same question. Do I need a designer or a developer?

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Creating Startup Success – Customer Development + Business Model Design

Steve Blank

In previous posts I’ve talked about what the combination of Business Model Design, Customer Development and Agile Methodologies mean to startups and intrapreneurs in large companies; it’s the beginning of entrepreneurship as a science with its own rules and methodologies.

Design for the Novice, Configure for the Pro

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve had a long-standing rule of thumb in product design, which I call “design for the novice, configure for the pro.&# I started saying this back in 2001/02, long before the era of Web 2.0, Even in 2010 I think most companies err too much on the side of complexity.

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Buyer Beware: Generic Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

Finding a great logo design for your business is an important part of creating your brand identity. You want to have a logo design that is simple, memorable, and a good representation of what you do.

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Buyer Beware: Generic Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

Finding a great logo design for your business is an important part of creating your brand identity. You want to have a logo design that is simple, memorable, and a good representation of what you do.

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Registration Form Design with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Authentication

SoCal CTO

I continually face the challenge of designing and building registration / sign-up pages on a wide variety of different web sites and mobile applications. Design Challenge In this particular web site, we needed to get the user's email (and password).

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Visual Guide to NoSQL Systems

Nathan Hurst

Loading mentions Retweet Comments (49) Mar 14, 2010 ariejdl said. Mar 14, 2010 Nathan Hurst said. Mar 14, 2010 Stan Harris said. link] Mar 14, 2010 Nathan Hurst said. Mar 14, 2010 Steven Bailey said. take a look: sones.com Mar 14, 2010 Stan Harris said.

Small Business Marketing 2014: Smart Web Design Best Practices and Tips

crowdSPRING Blog

Today, we’ll cover small business web design best practices and tips. Many things have changed – we’ll point you to great new resources and examples – but the fundamental best practices of good web design have remained consistent. Use a responsive design.

No One Wins In Business Plan Competitions

Steve Blank

Business plan competitions perpetuate everything that is wrong about trying to make plans that were designed to be used in large companies fit startups. Last week one of the schools I teach at invited me to judge a business plan contest.

Good enough never is (or is it?)

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 27, 2010 Good enough never is (or is it?) This is precisely the dilemma that the doctrine of minimum viable product is designed to solve. This is precisely the dilemma that the doctrine of minimum viable product is designed to solve.

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3 Things to Consider When Staffing a Software Development Project

mashable.com

3 5 of the Best New User Experiences of 2010 4 Google May Acquire Groupon for $6 Billion, and. Submissions once a day till Nov 29, 2010 per category Top 5 per category will advance to finalists round Good luck to everyone!

How a startup should leverage a personal assistant

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Not automating this process creates the ongoing repetitive work that computers are designed to handle. It's a similar process when finding a designer, developer, or any outsourcing partner.

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

I know he’s smart but you wouldn’t hire a Javascript developer to do your database design – would you? But as with consulting, PR, web design and even VC – it’s not just the firm it’s also the individual.

Why I feel like a fraud

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

I'm not as good as I want to be at speaking/ writing/ programming/ designing/ managing, but I can see myself slowly improving. I doubt the quality of my software, so I spend lots of time covering it up with graphic design and heavy sales pitches. " I feel like a fraud.

How to pick a co-founder

venturehacks.com

You can find it here: [link] Reply # Sharel Omer · Jan 18, 2010 Thanks Naval, great post to go back to and remember how to do it right, when there is no specific right. Reply # Melanie Curtiss · May 5, 2010 Thank you for this blog post. Grow VC > Blog - Jan 2, 2010 [.]

How to get a job at Google, interview questions, hiring process

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

The Google hiring process is designed to hire the most talented, creative, and articulate people in the world who will be the best fit for Google. The Google culture is different. You notice it the moment you walk on campus. It isn’t for everyone, but it works amazingly well for Google.

Startup Killer: the Cost of Customer Acquisition | For Entrepreneurs

www.forentrepreneurs.com

Also consider that aligned marketing messaging needs to be designed into the product launch, even if target buyer persona and likely needs are hypothetical, messaging can be quickly tuned to score a bullseye.

Why PHP Is Fun and Easy But Python Is Marriage Material

OnStartups

Python is well designed, PHP is not. It is clear that Python was architected to be a robust, well-designed and well thought-out language. I think a lot about choices and decisions at startups.

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The Power of “In Person” – Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective

Both Sides of the Table

The conversations bleed into the sales messages the next time, they wend their way into software designs and form the plan of attach against competition.

The Best (and Worst) Startup Logos of 2010

ReadWriteStart

The graphic design marketplace DesignCrowd has just published a list of its take on the best and worst startup logos from 2010. What design successes - and failures - make your 2010 list?

Building Products for Mass Adoption

Both Sides of the Table

I think this is a perfect way to think about the world when you’re designing your product / company. Quite honestly I see way too many company pitches that are designed for Techies but I only want to invest in products designed for Normals.

Top 57 Online Startups Meets Technology Meets Product Posts for November 2010

SoCal CTO

It turns out that I missed October but here are some previous posts in this series: Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010 Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010 Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March This month there are some amazing posts. It’s 2010 and that idea has not graduated to mainstream yet.

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Why Pioneers Have Arrows In Their Backs

Steve Blank

Just to make the point that markets are never static, Toyota, a company that sold its first car designed for the US market in 1964, is poised to surpass GM as the leader in the US market. First-Mover Advantage is an idea that just won’t die.

Entrepreneurship as a Science – The Business Model/Customer Development Stack

Steve Blank

It’s the combination of Business Model Design and Customer Development. Business Model Design. Business Model Design Gets Dynamic, Customer Development Gets Strategic. Business Model Design Meets Customer Development. Business Model Design meets Customer Development.

A Tradeshow Checklist, born of experience

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Design your banner and handouts. You can also bring floor pads designed for people who stand all day, or for a fee most venues can put padding under your booth's carpeting. Yes, even if they took your oh-so-memorable swag or your fabulously-designed brochure.

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Subscriptions are the New BLACK. (+ why Facebook, Google, & Apple.

500 Hats

Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global. Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startup Metrics for Pirates (Lean Startup Circle, Jan 2010) | Main | With Apologies to Kathy Sierra & Paul Graham: Make Something Users Care About. Read More] Tracked on Tuesday, February 02, 2010 at 06:44 AM Comments Nice one Dave.

Ten Top Product Pricing Models for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

It can be a very competitive approach, but the product must be designed and built to provide good utility at many levels. One of the toughest decisions for a startup is how to price their product or service.