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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.

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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Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering?

Both Sides of the Table

This post is designed mostly for non-technical founders. I recently did a post for startups on understanding sales people. A few people have asked me to try and define the perfect startup organization chart. I don’t believe that one exists. Every team configuration is different.

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The Benefits of Top-Down Thinking & Why it is Critical to Entrepreneurs

Both Sides of the Table

I next moved into system design where I designed computer systems to deal with large industrial natural gas customers and telecommunication companies. For the first 5 years of my career I was a “bottom up&# thinker and worker.

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].

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

Just Make It Faster

Feld Thoughts

The folks from the management consulting firm did all the design and analysis; we wrote the code to work with the massive databases that supported this. As a user, how often have you thought “I wish this web service was faster.&# As a CEO, how often have you said “just make it faster.&# Or, more simply, “why is this damn thing so slow?&#. This is a not a new question.

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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.

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.

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 [.]

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 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 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?

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.

Digital Design & User Experience Best Practices: Happiness + Profits!

Occam's Razor

You just get a little nicer talent, you get a different design group (internal or external) and you let your mind be open to new possibilities. Design a glorious purchase experience. Responsive design is not the right way to go, but you will definitely suck-less.].

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.

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.

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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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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The right design at the right time

Design Staff

If you’re a technology entrepreneur or CEO trying to figure out what kind of investment to make in design, you might be tempted to focus on visual design: beautiful products, a sophisticated brand, and indescribably cool style. And visual design is the most noticeable kind of design — it’s what we often think of first when we think of design. What about those successful companies that don’t have great visual design? Design