Monday, August 31, 2009

Minimum Wage = Minimum Jobs

I have to imagine policy makers realize this. That policymakers still insist on pushing measures like this through rather than educate their supporters suggest simple political opportunism and an unfortunate lack of leadership with costs that are borne by society's most vulnerable. From John Stossel:

Minimum wage laws actually kill off the entry-level jobs most needed by poor people to break into the job market.
Read on.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Let's make air travel even less enjoyable than it already is

Ugh. Apparently the FAA is now recommending that before takeoff "nothing [can] be placed in seatback storage pockets — no eyeglasses, no ticket stubs, no iPods or bottles of water or magazines" (NYT via Paul Kedrosky). As Kedrosky goes on to note: "My suggestion: Let’s go straight to no humans on planes. They’re just a general security risk, and they smell badly too."

I really hope they don't start attempting to enforce this for overseas flights.

Private Space Travel

Despite not liking the act of travel I find the idea of space travel fascinating. Spurred in part by the Ansari X-Prize, the level of private innovation is nothing short of exciting. In one of the few policies that I do support (though this seems to be more out of necessity than desire), the Obama administration seems poised to outsource large swaths of NASA's mandate to the private sector to companies including SpaceX (WSJ), founded by Elon Musk who also founded PayPal.

Popular Mechanics takes a cool behind the scenes look at SpaceX one of the leaders in the new space race led not by governments but companies.

Microsoft Poland: Black Hand ok, Black Head... Not so much

There's just so much that's wrong and hilarious about this bad Photoshopping job it's difficult to know where to begin (PhotoshopDisasters via TechCrunch):

Here's the original:

Here's the edited version used on Microsoft's Polish site:

The comments from PhotoshopDisasters highlighted by TechCrunch:

  • “I like how that computer monitor isn’t plugged into anything.”

  • “Leave the white Macbook front and center in a MicroSoft Ad? You’d have thought that was the first thing they’d Photoshop out…”

  • “It’s okay if he has a black hand.”

Productivity Tip: Don't Multitask

It's something that I'm trying to do a lot less of, and not terribly successfully. But it makes sense - multi-taskers are a lot less productive than they think they are and are less efficient at processing information overall even when it doesn't involve a computer (Crunchgear).

Toronto: Europe without the Pretty Buildings?

Heh. That's pretty much the description by Megan McArdle though not really in a complimentary way in thinking about why Americans like Europe: "Without the pretty buildings, what would often most strike Americans is the cramped space and a succession of petty inconveniences. "

She may be right - I've often thought that Toronto lacks much of the character that other cities I've visited. The two must sees for visitors seem to be Niagara Falls which isn't even in Toronto and the CN Tower.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Productivity Bit - Joel Spolsky: Setting the Right Priorities

Great advice and a useful gut check ( "Strong problem-solving skills are important in business. Knowing which problems you absolutely must solve is even more important"

Spooky Cool: The Third Man Factor

A somewhat random article that came across - Survivors of extreme situations—on Everest and elsewhere—credit the help of a 'third man' who is not there (WSJ):

In 1953, Austrian mountaineer Herman Buhl became the first person to climb Nanga Parbat in the ­Himalayas—at 26,660 feet, the ninth tallest peak in the world. He climbed by himself and not far from the summit was forced to spend the night out in the open without a sleeping bag or tent. It was an agonizing ­bivouac, but Buhl survived—in part, he later wrote, ­because he sensed that he shared the ordeal with a ­companion. "I had an extraordinary feeling," he wrote, "that I was not alone."
Read on.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Surprise: Arthur Laffer was right

Higher tax rates result in less incentive for high income earners to make more money. Taken from Greg Mankiw's blog who quotes a recent article (NYT):

In the three decades after World War II, when the incomes of the rich grew more slowly than those of the middle class, the top marginal rate ranged from 70 to 91 percent. Mr. Piketty, one of the economists who analyzed the I.R.S. data, argues that these high rates did not affect merely post-tax income. They also helped hold down the pretax incomes of the wealthy, he says, by giving them less incentive to make many millions of dollars.

China Datapoints

Xinhua News Agency reported earlier this week that China's reduced its holdings of US government debt (ChinaNewsWrap) though one wonders if there is debt being moved around internally rather than at the sovereign level. Either way, this can't be good news for the US where the Obama administration reported that they are projecting a ten year deficit of $9 trillion, up from $7 trillion this past Friday (to put this in context it's estimated that the Iraq war "only" $700 billion since 2003).

There is growing number of those who believe China's economic problems may be bigger. Seeking Alpha asks whether China is exactly where Japan was in the 1980s (before it entered into its decade long recession). Of course it might help if we could be more certain China wasn't manipulating the data that it releases (Kedrosky). Meanwhile, despite stated ambitions for Shanghai to become a global financial center that displaces even Hong Kong, a recent quote from Shanghai's mayor highlights some of the issues that they'll have to navigate before they can do so (Kedrosky): "Financiers have the least conscience in the world when it comes to making money. By saying that, I would have offended many bankers and financiers, but this is my personal experience".

Friday, August 21, 2009

For Dog Lovers - Human interest story gone awry...

Absolutely hilarious (and not even in the usual snarky way generally reserved for journalists):

Thursday, August 20, 2009

On development, Seth Godin gets it...

On the difference between charity and markets:

From a fundraising point of view, this endless emergency is exactly what a non-profit needs to find and close donors. A dollar donated today will save someone’s life. It will. One dollar, one life. That’s urgent. As urgent as it gets.

The problem, of course, is that it doesn’t save that person's life forever, it saves it for today. Tomorrow, there’s another emergency, and yesterday’s dollar is gone. So you need another dollar. Two billion people, two billion dollars. Every day. Today, tomorrow, the day after that. It’s an endless emergency, and it never gets better. [...]

How to prime the pump of the system to improve productivity enough that things get better [sustainably, moving away from the constant emergencies]?


When two people trade, both win. No one buys a bar a soap unless the money they’re spending for the soap is worth less to them than the soap itself.

When someone in poverty buys a device that improves productivity, the device pays for itself (if it didn’t, they wouldn’t buy it.) So a drip irrigation system, for example, may pay off by creating two or three harvests a year instead of one.

Where I think those who favor government spending trip themselves up is in thinking that they can spend better than the poor. You have to ask yourself if they really believe in empowerment when they ask questions like "but won't they buy a pack of cigarettes instead of that bar of soap?" Now, if only Godin would apply his same level of logic to areas where private markets can play a greater role like healthcare and education.

A Ceiling on Energy Prices

In short, Edward Morse, director of economic research at LCM Commodities makes the argument that the last round of high oil prices, surprise surprise, resulted in the development of new capacity - both in Saudi Arabia and deep sea resources (FT Alphaville, emphasis theirs):

If there was an obstacle, it was not a lack of hydrocarbon reserves— deep-water resources appear to be even more abundant than was thought a decade ago—but a lack of equipment to discover and produce them. Fewer than two dozen drilling vessels (each costing $1 billion) were available in 2000. But as contracts were put in place at the time of very high oil prices, the fleet of vessels started to expand. By 2012, there should be closer to 150 such units available for finding and developing deep-water resources.
He also cites the development of the massive abundance of shale gas - though it seems even here he's understating the case. Read on here.

Relief for those who hate mosquitoes?

There are developing alternatives to DEET (, just as there are concerns about its use [em. mine]):

The new repellent was discovered at just the right time. Earlier this month, a team of French researchers reported that DEET affects cells in a manner similar to nerve gas, and enhances the toxic effects of a common pesticide. Though the study was preliminary and may not be relevant for humans, it became fodder for dozens of cautionary headlines leaving the public looking for alternatives. [...]

Her team used a computer program to find 2,000 chemicals that might repel mosquitoes. The scientists went on to make 23 of those compounds in their laboratory and evaluated their ability to repel a common type of mosquito.

For one of the tests, brave volunteers dabbed a bit of the substance on a cloth attached to their arms, and then stick them into a cage filled with 500 mosquitoes.

The best compound made by Tsikolia and her team provided the volunteers with protection for an average of 73 days, whereas DEET only worked for 17 days.

Of course one of the better alternatives is for environmentalists to stop killing poor people with bad science and bring back DDT (WSJ).

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Why public pools are to be avoided...

"On second thought, maybe I'll go home and take a bath." Apparently posted at a public pool (passive-aggressive notes):

You can find more here.

Best Biting Retort of the Day

I've been wanting to do a post on some of the absurd criticisms by the media and those who should know better of opponents to "ObamaCare" but just haven't had enough time.

It's a pretty important issue for everyone around the world given how the US greatly dominates and exports its medical innovation. Beyond this, from a policy standpoint, it's one of those useful things to consider whether not having access to government run healthcare is hindering entrepreneurship and innovation in other industries.

The CEO of Whole Foods proposed an alternative to ObamaCare in the pages of the Wall Street Journal:

While we clearly need health-care reform, the last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health-care system. Instead, we should be trying to achieve reforms by moving in the opposite direction—toward less government control and more individual empowerment. Here are eight reforms that would greatly lower the cost of health care for everyone
Because of his opposition of a tax payer funded and government managed system, there are some who have gone absolutely unhinged and have called on supporters to boycott Whole Foods (maybe they'll go shop for groceries instead at Walmart? - you have to giggle at the irony). I think the best conservative response to the calls to boycott is from Radley Balko at theAgitator (via ClubforGrowth):
Mackey didn’t deliberately offend his customers, as some have suggested. He didn’t spit in your face, or, as one commenter so delicately put it, he didn’t “squeeze a turd in [your] punch bowl.” He just overestimated you.

You see, he shared his ideas on health care reform, thinking that you, being so famously open-minded and all, might take to a few of them, or that it at least might start a conversation. I guess he felt he’d built up some cache with you, and wanted to introduce you to some new ideas. His mistake wasn’t in intentionally offending his customers. He’s a businessman who has built a huge company up from the ground. I’m sure he knows you don’t deliberately offend your customers. His mistake was assuming you all were open-minded enough consider these ideas without taking offense—that you wouldn’t throw a tantrum merely because he suggested some reforms that didn’t fall in direct line with those endorsed by your exalted Democratic leaders in Washington. In retrospect? Yeah, it was a bad move. Turns out that many of you weren’t nearly mature enough to handle it.

Hey, the guy isn’t perfect!

DNA evidence can be fabricated

Not a good day for law enforcement. NYT via Instapundit:

The scientists fabricated blood and saliva samples containing DNA from a person other than the donor of the blood and saliva. They also showed that if they had access to a DNA profile in a database, they could construct a sample of DNA to match that profile without obtaining any tissue from that person.

“You can just engineer a crime scene,” said Dan Frumkin, lead author of the paper, which has been published online by the journal Forensic Science International: Genetics. “Any biology undergraduate could perform this.”

Monday, August 17, 2009

Auctions, Scarcity & Hot Dogs

Would you believe that it costs 54K USD/month in rent for a hotdog stand outside the Met in NYC? (TheBSReport):

Sherpa agreed late last year to pay almost $643,000 annually for the right to sell food and drinks from carts on either side of the Met’s entrance.
What's cool about this story is that it's illustrative of a number of economics ideas complete with pirates and a black market, a government granted monopoly and the advantage of auctions. First the scarcity and the government granted monopoly (Slate):
Rent is set at auction (with vendors battling it out) rather than by the city ... (The museum attracts 5 million visitors a year, and the hot dog stands are the only food outlets for blocks.) Last year's occupant paid $415,000 a year for the Met stands plus at least $25,000 for supplies and labor, and didn't go under—so we can assume he brought in significantly more than $440,000.
They compete with vendors on the streets who purchase permits instead of bidding on them at auction:
They don't have to pay rent for specific spots; their only real estate expense is the cart permit the city requires them to buy. Theoretically, that'll put you back just $200 a year. But since the city caps the number of food vendor permits at 3,100, far below demand, there's an extensive black market. Some companies buy up the permits for dozens of carts and then lease them to individual vendors at highly inflated prices.
But because of the scarcity and significant incentives, there are pirates:

“As soon as they pulled Sherpa’s cart out yesterday, all these guys just pulled in. The city has to enforce the law,” said Rossi.

These unlicensed dealers offer dogs and drinks for less money than the legit businessmen, whose prices are set by the Parks Department.

Of course it's not so much fun for the vendor who was evicted and fell behind on his rent, but it's amazing how effective auctions of government monopolies can be at soaking up all economic profits.

Business Analogies Gone Too Far?

Somehow er, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies made it to #7 of the top Business and Investing Bestsellers at Amazon.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Different Approach to Aid & Social Welfare

Though it's labeled as "a communist utopia" by Spiegel, the reality is that it's more like the negative income tax system as advocated by Milton Friedman (Wikipedia via HN):

The idea is simple: The payment of a basic monthly income, funded with tax revenues, of 100 Namibia dollars, or about €9 ($13), for each citizen. There are no conditions, and nothing is expected in return. The money comes from various organizations, including AIDS foundations, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and Protestant churches in Germany's Rhineland and Westphalia regions.

The organizers of the trial want to know what their subjects will do with the 100 Namibian dollars, whether they will invest the money or waste it on drink, and whether it will deter them from working or motivate them to work harder. Most of all, they want to know if it alleviates poverty.

The idea is that over time this would be financed through taxes. The program, called the Basic Income Grant (BIG) has a website here. In many ways it's brilliant because in effect it provides a baseline for everyone and the truly poor are empowered to make their own choices. One of the problems for welfare today, you have perverse disincentives to accept a part time job (or even get a small windfall from a relative) as you would no longer meet the income/asset test to receive welfare and would in effect lose money by doing so. This corrects for it and then some - reducing a massive amount of bureaucracy in the administration of social welfare programs. Of course, the political issue becomes what should be the amount of the windfall be? What should the break even point be? What programs/services/tax breaks/exemptions should be eliminated (there are clearly many including less obvious ones like minimum wage)?

This solution however doesn't eliminate the inevitable corruption in the developing world as citizens would still need to pay taxes and it's the government that would redistribute the funds. There's also still something somewhat troubling about forced redistribution but this seems at least to be a palatable solution that corrects for perverse disincentives. It reminds me a little of Alaska's Permanent Fund - and a model that more governments (like Iraq) should follow (WSJ).

Canada's Third World Shame

The Globe and Mail highlighted/sensationalized the grinding poverty of Iqaluit for all the wrong reasons in their dead tree edition (curiously, the Globe seems to have buried it online).

I wonder if the journalists who wrote this piece have ever met a social program they didn't like and for that matter was 'adequately funded'. It's absolutely true that the poverty on these lands are shameful. But it's not for the lack of money or effort with decades of social engineering. Instead of building responsibility, encouraging good governance and developing property rights, these journalists would seemingly advocate the 'throw even more money at the problem even though those solutions didn't work before' approach. With the billions we've wasted so far on Indian Affairs, one begins to wonder how effective we are with the billions we've spent abroad (CIDA). Ok, I'm done ranting for the evening. Back to work :).

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Economics of Suicide

Cheery news from Tim Harford's blog at FT:

Marcotte’s study found that after people attempt suicide and fail, their incomes increase by an average of 20.6 percent compared to peers who seriously contemplate suicide but never make an attempt. In fact, the more serious the attempt, the larger the boost—”hard-suicide” attempts, in which luck is the only reason the attempts fail, are associated with a 36.3 percent increase in income. (The presence of nonattempters as a control group suggests the suicide effort is the root cause of the boost.)
For possible explanations, read on.

Cool to be round?

Which apparently is the case if you're a man. The NYT wants to blame Barack Obama:

Hipsters, by nature contrarian, according to Dan Peres, the editor of Details, may be reacting in opposition to a president ... “If we had a slob in the White House, all the hipsters would turn into some walking Chippendales calendar,” Mr. Peres said. Instead, the streets of Williamsburg are crowded with men who are, as he noted, “proudly rocking a gut.” Mr. Peres’s magazine has a term for these people: the new “poor-geoisie.” But the people lining up for $13 lobster rolls at the Brooklyn Flea last weekend hardly looked as if they were worried about making the rent.

“I sort of think the six-pack abs obsession got so prissy it stopped being masculine,” is how Aaron Hicklin, the editor of Out, explains the emergence of the Ralph Kramden. What once seemed young and hot, for gay and straight men alike, now seems passĂ©. Like manscaping, spray-on tans and other metrosexual affectations, having a belly one can bounce quarters off suggests that you may have too much time on your hands.

I don't know if I would call this good or bad news - though the temptation to call it good news and just stop is nearly overwhelming while doing intervals. As Glenn Reynolds asks - "So does this mean that we could solve our national obesity problem by electing Jack Black?" I certainly hope not.

In case of a Solanum outbreak...

Just in case it happens again (, Canadian researchers have answered one of the pressing dilemmas of our time (Wired):

It is possible to successfully fend off a zombie attack, according to Canadian mathematicians. The key is to “hit hard and hit often.”
So just when I was about to let someone win the argument for public health research... :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Book Summary: Call to Action

I've been working at rebuilding a website that's become a much longer term project than I'd anticipated. It's been because of distractions, putting out fires, but I think mostly procrastination. Part of it was because I started reading this book called "Call to Action" ( and came to realize all the mistakes I'd made so far in working at the site having already paid a contractor for some time now racking up a whole lot of unnecessary costs in the process.

I figured I should first complete the book, summarize it before I continued working at the site. Well, fast forward more than 10 months later, the summary's finally (mostly) done. It's a bit cathartic - or at least it's similar to the feeling you get after a long period of constipation. The book's not an easy read if you want to integrate and connect the ideas that they provide. It's a bit disorganized and it repeats itself - but when it repeats itself it also introduces a few new but frustratingly useful variations (if they weren't useful, I wouldn't have to go through the task of slowly combing through the book for the loose ideas).

So here's the summary (Scribd). It's longer than I'd like at 13 pages but I did find the book brilliant - and it hit all the right sweet spots. The most important thing about a website isn't about how pretty it looks but how well it turns users into customers (or persuading them do what you want) and this book provides a structured approach to doing it.

Building a Kick Ass Website or Web App - A Compendium of Links

I've been compiling links for personal inspiration and learning over the past several months through my blog reader and YCombinator's Hacker News. It's never ceases to amaze me the resources that are out there. My intent is to use this list as a reference - like my list of Useful Web Applications for Startups that I try to update periodically. It's a long list (probably about 500 links at this point) - and I'm sure there's overlap and it's not optimized but my intent is to be able to document and reference links related to web development as I bump into them on my web travels.

last updated May 28, 2012
General Ideas & Strategy
The Best Business Model in the World (
Lessons from Web 2.0: Fast Track Innovation Process (
Creating a Successful Web 2.0 Business (
Ten lessons in bootstrapping from founders of Urbanspoon (
B2B: When you try to please everyone, everyone goes home unhappy (
Harvesting lucrative markets (
Reid Hoffman: My Rule of Three for Investing (
Magicians, sausage makers and transparency (
How to be a Book Packager (
John Doerr's Startup Manual (
Spolsky: Why Circuit City Failed, and Why B&H Thrives (
Ecommerce: ( Simple idea that's generating big bucks (
Is Your Company Fundable? (
Is Free The Future Of Enterprise Software? Yes And No. (
Startup to IPO: Why Few Companies Make the Leap (
Low Bar, High Ceiling - The Posterous Philosophy (
How to build something real in your spare time ( As frugal as ever? (
Are fans telling friends? If not, improve. Don’t promote. (
Building startup sales teams: tips for founders (
Post Mortem: (
Why some web-based products are successful and others aren’t (
Approaching a Minimum Viable Product (
How I built my Minimum Viable Product (
Build a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) by focusing on User Stories NOT features (
Cheapest reliable alternative (
Ultra Light Startups - Tech entrepreneurs, sharing techniques (
Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes (
Three Steps to Kickass Customer Service (
Web Developers Are Stupid (
Strategy: Solve Only 80 Percent of the Problem (
Starting an Internet Business in China (
Customer Development Manifesto (
You're a little company, now act like one (
3 drivers of growth for your business model. Choose one. (
Dividing free and paid features in “freemium” products (
Ravelry - a very successful deployment of Ruby and Rails (
The Pmarca Guide to Startups: Pre/Post Market/Product Fit (
Why I’m Done Making Desktop Applications (
When It Comes To Founding Successful Startups, Old Guys Rule (
The Anatomy of Determination (
Design for Startups: The Aesthetics of Web Apps in 6 Questions (
Why Users Dumped Your Open Source App for Proprietary Software (
7 ways I’ve almost killed FreshBooks (
The hierarchy of success (
Things to ask before you redo your website (
Build Product, Not PowerPoint (Even If You're Non-Technical) (
"I quit my job" applause (
The platform vs. the eyeballs (
Web 3.0 Will Be All About Web Services. Learn The Basics (
Principles to innovating (
Why do some apps like DropBox thrive? (
93% of facebook app revenue is from young users. Older ones? Less than 7% (
How to monetize a website (
9 Ways to Take Your Site from One to One Million Users (
The Challenge of Creating Successful Web Applications (
ClusterShot: How a Startup’s Pet Project Became Profitable (
Design as a differentiator (
Creating sustainable competitive advantage (
The Most Important Things in Life Are Free (
Startups 101: The Complete Mint Presentation (
The Right Questions to Find the Pain (
When to Shut Down Your Startup (
Digital Strangelove (or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Internet) (
Winners don't take all: do less, do it better (
Dirty Little Secret of Success: a broken heart (
10 lessons in bootstrapping a business (
5 Tricks That Make You More Attractive to Clients (
Running a freemium web app? Here's a big reason we're growing. (
The returns to entrepreneurship (
Spolsky: Does Slow Growth Equal Slow Death? (
The worst things startups do (
The 40-30-30 Rule: Why Risk Is Worth It (
10 Definitive Tips for Writing Captivating Emails (
The viability of bootstrapping a business (
Learn How to Create Web Applications (
How a great entrepreneur deals with complexity (
Starting Up: 1 or 2 Founders, 3 is Too Much (
Startup Lessons - a manual for aspiring entrepreneurs (
No One Cares About Your Stupid Little Startup (How to get people to care) (
Is it too late to catch up? (
How to bring a product to market, Part 2 — after product/market fit (
Forget Product/Market Fit; It's All About Product/Market Balance (
Find the 15-Minute Competitive Advantage (
How to fail gloriously (
7 Lessons from My AlphaLab Experience (
The Pivot: How Moo Got It Right & Became Profitable (
Startup Company Culture (
How to create a great staertup office space while being cheap (
Five Wishes for Better Webapps (
What we actually know about software development, and why we believe it’s true (
Experiences in Failed Startups (
A tiny niche in collectible coins grows into a $5 million mini-empire (
The Chinese Internet: Why the “Copy Cats” Win (
Is your product a “must have” or “nice to have”? (
Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 1: Are Those My Initials? (
Startup Killer: the Cost of Customer Acquisition (
I'm not an enterpreneur, I'm a dirty hack (
Just being a web startup shouldn’t be good enough for you (
Startup Therapy: Ten questions to ask yourself every month (
Make No Little Plans – Defining the Scalable Startup (
Startups with Something to Believe In (
Entrepreneurship is risk free: Heads I win, tails I don’t lose much (
You Release Late and Infrequently (
Victory from Adversity (
Two Ways to Hold Entrepreneurs Accountable (
The questions you need to answer to sell: Why you and why now? (
Techies and Normals (
Building products for mass adoption (
4 Sources of long term sustainable competitive advantage (
Rude Q&A Introspective (
Why I hate your web app (
On Winning the Dot-Com Lottery (
The Ten Golden Principles For Successful Web Apps (
App is Crap (why Apple is bad for your health) (
No Accounting for Startups (
Customer Development for Startups (
Startup 3.0: How to Build a Better Web Startup (
Pick one (competitive advantage) and own it (
Death by competitive analysis (
Does your startup pass the sleep test? (
Ten Steps to Build a Basic Content Hub (
Why The ‘Fail Fast’ Mantra Needs to Fail (
The “Failing Fast” controversy (
Sell Ice Cream, Not Cream and Ice (
Ask HN: Dealing with abusive users (
Yes, you can build a web company in India. Here's How (
How to sell a website? (
Family or Career - A Zero Sum Game? (
The collapse of complex business models (
Why MBAs fail at entrepreneurship (
Steve Blank: No Plan Survives First Contact With Customers (
Organic Startup Ideas (
Using Narratives Over Numbers (
Dropbox: Startup Lessons Learned [ppt] (
Things a Non-Engineer Should Know Before Founding a Web Startup (
How Sales Complexity impacts startup viability (
Advice From Founders Who Bootstrapped Their Way to Success (
Delivering Happiness: A Movement (
What Makes Groupon Tick (
Great Entrepreneurs are obsessed with the Product (
From Hopes and Dreams to The Real Thing (
My company: 5 months work from home, one month work in a 5 star hotel (
Why to not not start a startup (
Lessons learned from 13 failed software products (
Video: Evernote CEO Phil Libin Shares Revenue Stats (And How To Make Freemium Work) (
Steve Blank: Customer Development 2.0 ("Why Accountants Don't Run Startups") (
Competition is overrated (
Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development (
Seven must see videos and presentations for Web App Developers (
Six principles for making new things (
Startup competitive advantages that work (
The Way of the Dodo — How to Sell 10,000 iPad Cases at $60 Each (and Other Lessons Learned) (
Bootstrapped, Profitable, & Proud: GitHub (
How to Pitch a Product (
I'll save you the time of getting an MBA.. (
If you can't find 10 people who say they'll buy it… (
Foundation elements for modern businesses (
The Startup from Hell (
Solving the Innovator’s Dilemma – Customer Development in a Big Company (
The right way to position against competition (
A chinese villager who sells more software daily than you do (
Founder Institute: How To Launch In 10 Steps With Less Than $2,000 (
SF man selling jellyfish as household pets (
Took me more than 2 years to get 200 paying customers for my Web App (
How a startup responds when a giant arrives (
How I Used Amazon’s Mechanical Turk to Validate my Startup Idea (
You Negotiate Commodities, But You Seize Opportunities (
When Google Hates Your Name: Why We Renamed Our Startup (
How To Go From Idea To Launching With Paying Customers In 8 Steps (
Why most people don’t succeed – How you can be the exception (
How I launched a profitable minimally viable product in 3 hours (
The Peter Pan Syndrome - The Startup to Company Transition (
Less is More, More or Less (
Starting from The Heart: Bill Warner’s Founding Advice (
Post Mortem (
The business of software (
The guide to getting a base in Silicon Valley for your [foreign] startup (
Founders who can't code (
Ask HN: Inspirational money making web apps made by hackers. (
Ask HN: Side Projects Gone Big (
Ask HN: Side Projects Gone Deadpooled (
Fred Wilson's 10 Golden Principles for Successful Web Apps (
Bread and Circuses: The State of Web App Startups (
Startup Failure Post-Mortems (
TC Teardown: 13 Ways To Get To $10 Million In Revenues (
On building awesome business applications (
Reid Hoffman On The Burden Of Competition (
From 0 to 450k, an App Store Success Story - With Charts and Numbers (
Accidents as Fertile Grounds for Innovation (
Stop Looking for a Technical Co-Founder, Learn to Code Yourself (
Mike Maples: “You Have to Be Willing to Throw it all away” (
Checklists for Chaos, The Path to Success (
Designing Web Apps - Lessons from Ryan Singer (
The 5.2 billion dollar mistake. (
Must read Quora threads for entrepreneurs (
Getting A New Product Off The Ground: Part One (
Ask HN: How would you spend $3000 a month for a year to create income? (
Why Products Suck (And How To Make Them Suck Less) (
Hubris Versus Humility: The $15 billion Difference (
What I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Company (
10 questions you'd be crazy not to ask at the start of your next project (
Why Google can’t build Instagram (
Instagram: Four Lessons For a Wildly Successful App (
Lean Startup is a Rigorous Process (
The value of OpenTable (
How to Start a Successful Bootstrapped Web App Business (12 hours of audio) (
Ask HN: Who is living off their startup fulltime? (
A Cautionary Tale from the Startup World (
How Do Non-technical Entrepreneurs Find Engineers? (
Nick Denton: The future of Web publishing (
Cliches (
The Ultimate Web Cash Flowchart (
Be Careful not to be Penny Wise, Pound Foolish (
60 Questions to Consider When Designing a Website (
The Rise Of The Hybrid Startup (
The Oatmeal (online cartoon) earns ~$1000/day (
How to define your business model (
Best advice on product management, marketing, & biz dev for lean startups (
The Thin Wedge Of Quora (
How Much Money I Made From Side Projects In 2010 (
First to Market vs. Late to the Game (
Bye Bye, Long Tail (
Can You Really Build A Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley? (
The Technology Behind Convore (
I'm a designer who learned Django and launched her first webapp in 6 weeks (
Fred Wilson: What Makes a web app successful? (
How to Make Money in 6 Easy Steps (
Harvard tries to figure out foursquare (
Dennis Crowley: “The Hard Part Is Building The Machine That Builds The Product” (
The PadPivot: Rejected by Quirky, then finds Six-figure Success on Kickstarter (
Ideas don’t make you rich. The correct execution of ideas does. (
O’Reilly: When something is commoditized, an adjacent thing becomes valuable (
The Design Community Offers Its Favorite Bits of Advice (
Startups - don´t outsource coding [video] (
Disregard ideas, acquire assets (
Why there are no second chances on the internet (
How To Develop Ideas That Will Disrupt Your Industry (
A Decline in American Entrepreneurship (
Warren Buffett on castles and moats (
Mission Based Businesses (
Flowery Words – True Ventures Founders Camp (
Former Google VP Kai-Fu Lee Got a Nickname, Start-Copy Lee (
Showcase of Creative Navigation Menus: Good and Bad Examples (
Navigation patterns for ten common types of websites (
Building a Web Application that makes $500 a Month – Part I (
What Should You Do with Your Crappy Little Services Business? (
You need to win the battle for share of mind (
Hacking the American Dream (
Ask HN: How much recurring income do you generate, and from what? (
All Revenue Is Not Created Equal: The Keys To The 10X Revenue Club (
Office Hours With Paul Graham At TC Disrupt (
How to know if your business will scale (
Lessons From a Coffee Entrepreneur (
Low-Competition Niches In Retail Software (
Third richest man in China lives on $20 a day, eats same meals as workers (
What To Do When A Tech Giant Decides To Eat Your Lunch (
Why you shouldn't start a startup (
Software Businesses In 5 Hours A Week (
Web Intents - the future of web apps (
Creating competitive advantage through data (
Ask HN: What has been your most profitable side/weekend project to date? (
How to be a Tech Entrepreneur without Knowing how to Program (
A recipe for App Store profit: Take game idea from small devs iOS profit. (
Success Comes From Better Data, Not Better Analysis (
Eric Ries: “Don’t Be In A Rush To Get Big, Be In A Rush To Have A Great Product” (
Building a startup overseas. An acquisition and 100's of employees later (
Building a startup in a developing country: The pitfalls and opportunities (
Bootstrapping a $30k profit/month company from our undergrad internship earnings (
Highly Successful Bootstrapped Startups (
Things a Good Product Manager Should Think About (
The $700 Million Yogurt Startup (
The logged out user (continued) (
Voice (
10 Golden Principles of Successful Web Apps (
Are You Building The Right Product? (
Do designers need to code? (
Pre-branded domain names for startups (
The Geoffrey Moore talk that Joel Spolsky said changed his business. (
How to Give Your Product Personality (
Go Forth and Conquer (
Mental Model for Minimal Viable Products (
Top ThemeForest author/designer earned $47,000 in September (
Reduce Friction, Increase Happiness (
How I've Made $200k in the iOS Education Market (
How I Quickly Test and Validate Startup Ideas (
Case study in best practice: An old guys guide to building modern websites (
Top 5 scaling lessons from superhero CEOs (
Six questions for analyzing a website (
An Open Letter to Peldi Guilizzoni of Balsamiq (
Creating Websites Optimized for Google’s Panda Algorithm (
Market Size and Velocity in Tech Startups (
Who's really making money on the Chinese Internet? (
ThemeForest author to sell more than $1million in WordPress stock themes (
The Golden Age of Design in Startups (
Turning Small Projects Into Big Profit, A Case Study (
What Startup To Build? (
Five Myths Of The Enterprise Startup (
How to Become a Must-Have (
Want To Build A Startup? Entrepreneurs & App Developers Are Going B2B (
Ask HN: What are the good old ideas that still make money on the web? (
Killing Your Startup By Listening to Customers (
Hitting It Big In The Enterprise (
Case Study on Building for Mobile First (
How Niche Content Sites Can Build And Keep Audiences (
The Experience Economy (
Moving from programmer to entrepreneur (

The Lean Startup
Lean Startup Circle (
Lean Analytics For Startups (
Steve Blank: Lean Startups aren’t Cheap Startups (
OODA loops in Lean Startups (
The Promise of the Lean Startup (
How to Build a Lean Startup, step-by-step (
Sell your product with fake screenshots (
Lean startup tools for Rails apps (
Amazing lean startup resources (
Fat vs Lean - You're Both Right (
The Lean Startup, Part I (how to make your startup "ship" software that rocks customer's lives) (
3 Rules for Building Features in a Lean Startup (
Myths about the Lean Startup (
Eric Ries interviewed on The Lean Startup methodology (with Q/A from HN) (
Ditch the Biz Plan, Buy a Lottery Ticket (
The Fat Vs Lean Debate (
The Lean Startup (
The bowling pin strategy (
The Future of Web Apps - Single Page Applications (
Rapid prototyping as burnout antidote (
Don’t Just Build An App. Build A Mobile Business. (
Lean UX: Getting Out Of The Deliverables Business (
Want to move fast? Just do this (
The frugal startup guide to consumer research on the cheap (
Validating an Idea and a Market on the Cheap (
4 Lessons From a Serial Entrepreneur (
Lean (

Performance Comparison (
Memory will be the real performance bottleneck on your VPS (
Ask HN: What hosting do you use for personal projects? (
Tips to reduce Amazon ec2 costs (
A Complete Guide to VPS Hosting (
Top 10 VPS Providers for Web Developers (
Ask HN: Where do you host your webapp? (
What To Do When Your Website Goes Down (
Rackspace cloud beats Amazon EC2, by a lot (
Amazon Web Services are down (
Why Twilio Wasn’t Affected by Today’s AWS Issues (
Ask HN: How Would You Architect Around Potential AWS Failures? (
How SmugMug survived the Amazonpocalypse (
Alternatives to GoDaddy (
Strategy: Run A Scalable, Available, And Cheap Static Site On S3 Or GitHub (
The 10 Biggest Mistakes Made With Amazon Web Services (

Project Management and Workflow
Design first, then code. (
Product Planner Maps Out Web’s Most Popular Sites Function (
How to manage a small web project: a simple approach (
Web Development Project Estimator (
45 Incredibly Useful Web Design Checklists and Questionnaires (
Using Wireframes to Streamline Your Development Process (
The Principles of Product Development Flow (
Adopting a “Does It Really Matter?” Philosophy (
7 Steps Before You Begin Any Web Site (
How to Build a Web Site from Scratch with No Experience (
How To Effectively Communicate With Developers (
5 Pet Peeves Designers Have With Developers (
The largest web developer site on the net (
Quality-Price-Ratio in Web Design (Pricing Design Work) (
The Web Design Process Start to Finish (
Guidelines for highly effective Websites (
35 Excellent Wireframing Resources (
Wireframing Magnets (DIY Kit) (
The Benefits of Wireframing a Design (
Moodboarding Methods for Web Designers (
Design Checklist (
If architects had to work like software developers (
Practicing Product Minimalism (
Why we skip Photoshop (
For Writing Software, a Buddy System (
10 Reasons Pair Programming Is Not For the Masses (
The Best Way To Interview A Developer (
Why Your Next Website Should be Designed with Wireframes (
Productivity application for startup founders (
Software Design Review (
18 truths: The long fail of complexity (
How wireframing makes your website designs better (
Getting to No (
Mockingbird: New tool for building mockups, written in Cappuccino (
10 Web Site Prototype Sketches (
Collaboration Tips for Designers Working with Developers (
The Other Stuff That's Not Product That You Need To Build Early (
50 Free UI and Web Design Wireframing Kits, Resources and Source Files (
The subtleties in outsourcing using RentACoder (
My Experience With Outsourcing Web Design (
Starting Out Organized: Website Content Planning The Right Way (
How to Deal with Feature Creep (
Seven Must-See Web Design Videos and Presentations (
Designing For A Hierarchy Of Needs (
Should Tech Startups Outsource Product Development? (
Shades of Grey: Wireframes as Thinking Device (
The Anatomy of a Website (
A beautifully-designed checklist for web designers (
The Power of “In Person” – Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective (
Web based service that let’s you build functional online wireframes (
20 Questions to Know for Avoiding Website Project Disasters (
A case for coding your wireframes (
Ask HN: Where did you find your best "coder-for-hire"/consultant? (
40 Brilliant Examples of Sketched UI Wireframes and Mock-Ups (
Ultimate Guide to Website Wireframing (
Polish programmers are joining U.S. startups – but staying in Poland (
"Why I bill hourly" (
Ask HN: How do you successfully outsource coding? (
Mockingbird’s Wireframe Tool Now Sings To The Tune Of Real-Time Collaboration (
Four Lessons Learned From An Excursion Into Solo Web Programming (
How I Create Websites: A Look Inside the Creative Process (
Businessmen: don't outsource your code (
I just need a programmer (
Essential Web Design Advice From a Wireframing Master (
Wirify is a bookmarklet that lets you turn any web page into a wireframe in one click (
How we made a $25,000 website for $3,000 (
Continuous Deployment (
The Process of Planning a Perfect Website (
How much do you average per freelancing gig? (
HTML5 and CSS3: Wireframing in the final product (
Ask HN: Are freelancer sites (eg, odesk, elance) useless? (
15 ways to make great websites for less (
A Comprehensive Website Planning Guide (
Following A Web Design Process (
Popular Web Strategies That Don’t Work (
What websites are made of (infographic) (
Building Better Software Through Collaboration: Whose Job Is It, Anyway? (
"How much does a website cost?" – a survey of web designers (
Web apps are dead, long live web apps (
What, exactly, is a Product Manager? (
The Invisible Side of Design (
A simpler and faster alternative to wireframes (
Dear business people, an iOS app actually takes a lot of work (
The Dos & Don'ts of Managing Independent Contractors (

Thoughts on a Successful Launch (
Thoughts on a failed launch (
5 Fundamental Steps to Deploying a Website (
Things You Should Do Immediately After Launching a Website (
The 18 things you must do when launching a new website (
How to launch a startup for $42.15, and get 250,000 users (
On Designing and Deploying Internet-Scale Services (
The quick website launch checklist (
The quick website launch checklist II (
Elements Of A Viral Launch Page (
Launch is for Amateurs: Focus on Building a Product & a Brand (
A Tale of a Miserable Product Launch (
The Art Of Launching An App: A Case Study (

Basic Design
Free Typographic XHTML/CSS-Layouts For Your Designs (
Coding a Clean Web 2.0 Style Web Design from Photoshop (
How to Spot Quality within Web Design: Examples & Tips (
30 Exceptional CSS Navigation Techniques (
9 Tips For Brand Building With Web Design (
How to Create a Clean Web 2.0 Style Web Design in Photoshop (
Clear And Effective Communication In Web Design (
Ask HN: basic web design for small projects? (
9 Information Design Tips to Make You a Better Web Designer (
10 Things Every Web Designer Just Starting Out Should Know (
Five Minute Upgrade – Making Your Design Pop (
Subtractive Design (
Stop Counting Clicks (
Coding a Clean & Illustrative Web Design from Scratch (
Creating the illusion of accomplishment (
How to Make Your Web Design Stand out from the Crowd (
The Do’s and Don’ts of Dark Web Design (
35+ Essential Web Design Resources on Tips and Techniques (
Redesigning Your Own Site (
Design and Code Your First Website in Easy to Understand Steps (
How to Make Your Web Design Stand out from the Crowd (
Do This If You Want To Create Elegance (
The Ultimate A-Z of the Best Design and Development Related Sites (
Crank Up Your Design Radar (
How to Design the Web in a High-Def World (
The Do’s and Don’ts of Dark Web Design (
Examples of Web 2.0 and Traditional Design Rules Coming Together (
You're Killing Me, Zappos (
Portfolio Design Study: Design Patterns and Current Practices (
Stanford Guidelines for Web Credibility (
Stanford Guidelines for Web Credibility (
10 Things to remember before launching a website… (
How To Respond Effectively To Design Criticism (
Simplicity Rules (
The Myth of the Page Fold & Tips to encourage Scrolling (
Web Developers Can’t Sell. Sorry. (
Less is Better: Interview with DHH (
Minimalist Web Design: When Less is More (
The Case Against Vertical Navigation (
Showcase Of Beautiful Vertical Navigation Designs (
Life Below 600px (The Fold / What's visible at top of page) (
Learn Web Design (
Designing Without Gradients (
The Lost Principles of Design (
Responsive Web Design (
Complete Beginner's Guide to Design Research (
Applying Made to Stick's six principles to design (
Your Design Is Wrong (And Here's Why) (
Ten Laws to Design by (
Showcase of Interesting Navigation Designs (
Does The Future Of The Internet Have Room For Web Designers? (
Less is more - the return onf the one page website (
How to Design a Sticky Site (
Human Behavior Theories That Can be Applied to Web Design (
Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How To Use It (
Learn the Basics of Design This Weekend (
10 Rules to Properly Judge Commercial Design (
10 web design elements that you shouldn't overlook (
Utilize Available Screen Space (
Teach yourself graphic design: A Self Study Course Online (
Making up Stories: Perception, Language, and the Web (
Website Speed Dating (
Design is becoming a competitive advantage for startups (
Clear Indications That It’s Time To Redesign (
35 Navigation Menus for Your Design Inspiration (

Templates & Layouts
Purchase layouts (
Purchase templates (
Free CSS-based website templates (
The 960 Grid System Toolbox & Resources (
1Kb CSS Grid (
Ask HN: basic web design for small projects? (
Open Source Web Design (
Mockups To Go (
Fluid, Fixed and Elastic Web Design, Explained (
Adaptive CSS-Layouts: New Era In Fluid Layouts? (
Fixed vs. Fluid vs. Elastic Layout: What’s The Right One For You (
8 Layout Solutions To Improve Your Designs (
Create an Online Magazine With WordPress (
30 Inspiring Web Design Layouts from deviantART (
Create a Dark and Sleek Web Layout Using Photoshop (
Baseline: designer framework with typographic standards in mind (
Is there a perfect web design width? (
Grid design basics: Grids for Web page layouts (
Browser Sizes of Google Users (
Web Browser Shuffle: How User’s Preferences have Changed Over the Years [Infographic] (
Resize my browser (
The myth of the page fold: evidence from user testing (
25 Best Websites For Downloading Free Html/CSS Templates (
Free Printable Sketching, Wireframing and Note-Taking PDF Templates (
Sketchbooks of a Web Developer (
A wireframe kit for Google Drawings and 4 reasons it beats Omnigraffle and Visio (
Wireframe Showcase (
Different Stylesheets for Differently Sized Browser Windows (
Modern CSS Layouts, Part 2: The Essential Techniques (
A Guide on Layout Types in Web Design (
The Simpler CSS Grid (
978 grid in web design (
A 1140px wide, 12 column grid. Fluid all the way down to mobile version. (
The Rising Importance of Flexible Web Layouts (
Better grids: Lessons learned from Design for Developers (
Progressive Enhancement 101: Overview and Best Practices (
6 Popular Content Presentation Design Patterns (
The secret law of page harmony (
1140px grid system. Time to scrap 960px? (
Perfect multi-column CSS liquid layouts. iPhone Compatible (
Quickly build a prototype to test on any device (
Verify Now Lets Designers Test More Of Their Ideas In More Places (
Professional PSD: How to Properly Prepare a Design for Development (

Designing Style Guidelines For Brands And Websites (
Do you have standards (
Design Guidelines: Why doesn't every site/company have this? (
465+ Useful CSS Layouts for Download (

Web Experience / User Interface (UI)
You’ve Got 20 Seconds Or Less to Live. (
The Flimsy Doorknob & A Forgettable Receipt (
Simplifying Website Usability: The 3 Step Approach (
8 Characteristics Of Successful User Interfaces (
Shneiderman's "Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design" (
10 Tips to Create a More Usable Web (
8 Golden Rules of Interface Design (
An Introduction to Using Patterns in Web Design (
UI Test Results #3 (
40+ Helpful Resources On User Interface Design Patterns (
Basecamp Account Screen (
10 UI Design Patterns You Should Be Paying Attention To (
10 Tools to Improve Your Site’s Usability on a Low Budget (
Web usability guidelines (
8 Tips for Maintaining a User Friendly Site in One Hour a Month (
30 Information Packed UX and IA Resources (
10 Usability Lessons from Steve Krug’s Don’t Make Me Think (
Managing UI Complexity (
Tech Talk: PR Firm Succeeds with Dashboard (
8 Web Usability and Best Practices for Beginners (
The Bads - Alignment in Design (
Fuel Your Interface (
Customization of UIs and Products (
Men prefer websites designed by men (
6 Essential tools to check your website Usability (
It's Time to Redesign the Sales Page (
Craigslist Redesign (
Top 10 UX Myths (
Interface 101 – Part One: Basic Interfaces (
UI Trends (Portal) (
The end of dumb software (
The 7 signs your UI was created by a programmer (
Enhancing User Interaction With First Person User Interface (
Making a resolution independent UI (
10 Useful Usability Findings and Guidelines (
Interview with Web Usability Guru, Jakob Nielsen (
UI fundamentals for programmers (video) (
Restraint (
Users don’t want rich (
Minimizing Complexity In User Interfaces (
Design Patterns Library and Code Standards (
Ask HN: What's the best webapp UI you've seen and what was used to make it? (
Usability mistakes even the big boys make. (
10 UX Blogs you should be reading (
Best Practices for 6 Common User Interface Elements (
I Want More Information, Not Less (
35 Excellent Ecommerce User Interface Designs (
30 Outstanding Ecommerce Websites (
TechCrunch Homepage Design Gets Deconstructed By ZURB (
101 Things I Learned in Interaction Design School (
Short-Term Memory and Web Usability (
Ask HN: Who are the top UI designers on the web today? (
Four Aspects of a Usable Modern Web Interface (
Apply game mechanics to your app (video) ( (
User Experience is more important than Wowing User (
Showcase Of Modern Navigation Design Trends (
25 User Experience Videos That Are Worth Your Time (
Design for Boomers (
User experience design more important than pure engineering (
Usability Study: Shopping For Bedsheets – How Hard Could It Be? (
190% Improvement In Landing Page Conversions By Removing Content (
8 Usability Lessons Learned from Members (
Better User Experience With Storytelling – Part One (
UIs that lie & the users who believe them (
Temporal User Interfaces (
Using Game Mechanics To Teach Users MS Office (
Jesse Schell’s mindblowing talk on the future of games (
Showcase of Great Web App Interfaces (
The Principles of Great Design (
Designing User Interfaces For Business Web Applications (
How to get better at UI design (
The AIDA Marketing Model in Web Design (
A review of consistent designs on the web (
Eye Candy vs. Bare-Bones in UI Design (
Spatial Thinking and GUI Design (
Design is a Side Effect (
Best User Interface Design Resources: The Round-up (
Watch Sid Meier build a game in 48 hours (
Don't be a douchebag: Best practices for game mechanics in your web app (
Ask HN: What SaaS apps have a great UI ? (
Usability Do’s And Don’ts For Interactive Design (
Emotional Interface Design: The Gateway to Passionate Users (
Lessons from history for technology designers (
Case-Study: Deconstructing Popular Websites (
Silverback: Guerilla usability testing (
Browser Testing: A Family Tree (
Kill the settings, build opinionated software (
The Importance of a Focused User Experience Strategy (
User Interface Myths (
User Interface Design Pattern Library (
Pattern Library (
When You Startup with UX (
Making User Interface Elements Difficult to Use By Intent (
The art of distinctive design (
Memory Inception: Creating A Great User Experience For Your Product (
Ask HN: All startup websites look the same (
The Less Feature (
A design is only as deep as it is usable (
12 Standard Screen Patterns - immensely useful when doing web development (
Free Wireframing Kits, UI Design Kits, PDFs and Resources (
Design Optimization: Webbynode’s Front Page +45% conversion (
Using Power Structure and Gestalt for Visual Hierarchy (
Best User Interface Design Pattern Libraries (
10 Usability Tips Based on Research Studies (
Dark Patterns: User Interfaces Designed to Trick People (
Best Practices for Designing Usable Websites for Kids (
What is user experience design? Overview, tools and resources (
Ask HN: Where to look to learn UX/Design (
Usability Resources to Win Arguments (
AskHN: Visual Design for Hackers (
How to design a great user interface (
Tom Chatfield: 7 ways games reward the brain (
UX Bloat Nonsense (
Game mechanics for thinking users (
He Said, She Said – Web Design by Gender (
Why Do Google Maps’s City Labels Seem So “Readable”? (
UX: Persona Cheat Sheet (
10 Reasons Your Web Design Sucks (
Please don't use a {outline:none;} (
Designing with Behavioral Economics (
Why User Experience Cannot Be Designed (
Wireframing, UX and Web apps (
More, better, faster: UX design for startups (
Why usability is still a competitive differentiator (
The Ultimate 20 Usability Tips for Your Website (
How to build a good EMR (
The seven ideas everyone can learn from game designers (
UX Movement - Articles on Interface Design (
Can You Outsource Product UX / UI Design Successfully? (
How We Increased Conversions By 25% (Again) With Our Latest Redesign (
Jetsetter’s New iPad App Is Even Dreamier (
Study: Users judge your web page for visual appeal within 50 ms of opening it (
Crash Course: Design for Startups (
How to build toddler app Uis (
The Before & After Series: Showcase of 28 Famous Re-designed Weblogs (
What You Need to Know About Agile UX (
The fall and rise of user experience (
Why Johnny can’t build a decent user interface (
Usability Testing With Card Sorting (
How Cognitive Biases Shape User Experience (
10 Important UI Design Considerations for Web Apps (
Video Game Design (
Why the new task UI in Taskrabbit has great behavioral design (
From Ridiculous to Brilliant: Why We Play at Work (
An Exploration of Website Redesigns: Tips and Examples (
User testing in the wild: he has never used a computer (
InVision: UX Prototyping Made Easy (
Six Key Lessons from a Design Legend (a before-and-after) (
Use OS X Lion to Improve your UI (
Taking A Customer From Like To Love: The UX Of Long-Term Relationships (
Better first impressions through design (
Use Google+ to Improve Your UI (
Adopting feng shui in web design (
5 Proven UX Strategies (
Identifying conflicts in a UI design (
Hiring a designer is a premature optimization (
Why Being Relaxed Makes Us Spend Too Much Money (
Improve The User Experience By Tracking Errors (
Less Distractions = More Pageviews. Go Figure. (
Webpage Speeddating (
Questions I ask when reviewing a design (
Comprehensive Review Of Usability And User Experience Testing Tools (
UX Week 2011 - Videos (
A CRAP way to improve usability (
Quick Overview of User Experience for Web Designers (
The plague of clones is coming. To survive, focus on the consumer and build your Brand (
Details make a difference: changes in iOS5 (
Dark Patterns: Deception vs. Honesty in UI Design (
Mobile UI Patterns (
Asynchronous UIs - the future of web user interfaces (
A crash course in UX (
Basic Patterns for Everyday Programming (
The UI Design Interview: A Primer (
Good UX in the Wild: Dropbox's attention to detail on their download page (
The Messy Art Of UX Sketching (
User Interface Design Inspiration (
The Language of Interfaces (
The UX Research Plan That Stakeholders Love (
Death To Feature Creep! Bump 3.0 Dumps All But Contacts and Photo Sharing (
Redefining Hick’s Law (
Airbnb UX Wins and Losses (
“What’s the waiter doing with the computer screen?” (
A Fun Approach To Creating More Successful Websites (
Habits Are The New Viral: Why Startups Must Be Behavior Experts (
User Experience Vision For Startups (
Site Helps You Capture Little UI Details (
Can User Experience Be Beautiful? An Analysis Of Navigation In Portfolio Websites (
The “Fuck It” Moment (
Not Just Pretty: Building Emotion Into Your Websites (
Free beautiful UI elements for developers (
Gamification And UX: Where Users Win Or Lose (
Agile UX vs Lean UX – How they’re different and why it matters (
Night Vision: a very real UX problem (
The History Of Usability: From Simplicity To Complexity (
Understanding Games, a Flash Game About Game Design (

Social Experience
Anthropology: The Art of Building a Successful Social Site (
Traditional CRM vs. Social CRM (
Intentionally building communities (More hallway!) (
How to Use Social Media: Interview with Lee Aase of Mayo Clinic (
Posterous Acquires Fellow Y Combinator Alum Slinkset (
4 crowdsourcing lessons from the Guardian’s crowdsourcing experiment (
7 Tips on how B2B marketers can leverage social media (
How not to crowdsource (
Tweetraising: The Potential For Charities On Twitter (
Social Network Design: Examples and Best Practices (
The Crowd Is Wise (When It’s Focused) (
50 New Beautiful Blog Designs (
Yes, Your Social Media Strategy Needs Design (
The New Social Engagement: A Visit to Zappos (
50 New Beautiful Blog Designs (
Why Comments Matter (
How to Manage Volunteer Software Developers (
Online community best practices: Reward your top users (
10 Important Traits of a Great Blog Design (
How To Grow Your Blog Through Customer Development (
6 Steps to Kill Your Community (
Corporate Blog Design: Trends And Examples (
10 Excellent Feedback Tools for Web Designers (
9 Things You Can’t Forget When Designing a Blog (
The cardinal sin of community management (
Move From Blogger to WordPress Without Losing Google Rank (
Styling Blog Comments: Correct Markup and Free Examples (
On the Internet, Everyone's a Critic But They're Not Very Critical (
Showcase of Social Networking Websites (
How A Quiet Developer Built Into Book Community Of 2.6+ Million Members (
What I learned from crowdsourcing document analysis of MP expenses (
Thinking About Etsy In The San Telmo Markets (
Six Lessons Learned from Launching – and Closing – a Community (
Facebook's 1st CTO Launches His Next Company (Screen Shots) (
On Being a Bastard (Cultivating online communities) (
Tips for Designing Unique and Attractive Blog Posts (
On Karma: Top-line Lessons on User Reputation Design (
21 Traffic Triggers for Social Media Marketing (
Six Ingredients for a Good Online Comment (
Guide to Using Social Networking to Promote Your Services (
Gawker finds making it harder for comments to be seen leads to more (and better) comments (
Building Reputation Systems (wiki for new O'Reilly book) (
Online Reputation Systems: how to design one that does what you need (
Expert Panel: How to Grow a Community (
8 Ways FarmVille Designs for Engagement (
How To Engage Customers In Your E-Commerce Website (
How Social Media Drives New Business: Six Case Studies (
Social Graphs (
Why Clicking On Cows Brings Us Closer Together (
Best facebook fan pages (
What You Want: Flickr Creator Spins Addictive New Web Service (
Data as a new marketing channel (
Twitter best practices for startups (
Five rules for going viral (
A few random thoughts on building communities (
Untangling the social web (
Build a Social Media Cheat Sheet for Any Topic (
5 Steps to a Stronger Social Media Presence (
What to do when your social employees move on (
How Hacker News ranking algorithm works (
Responding to Customer Criticisms On Line (
Understanding social networks in life and online (
Zillow CEO: We wasted too much time on social networking (
Kroud - Q&A Community Building Tool (
I'm Tired of Creating Your Content (
The Seven Principles You Need to Know to Build a Great Social Product (
"Game Layer on Top of the World": Nissan Leaf's Driving Karma System (
Building Better Social Graphs (
Building Better Social Graphs (continued) (
Karma as a Social Interaction Design Pattern (
Ultimate Guide to the New Facebook Page Design (
Why Most Facebook Marketing Doesn't Work (
The art of the Facebook Page Design (
Building an Online Community: Just Add Water (
Curation (
Does Reviewer Quality Matter? (
Why Groupon Sucks for Merchants and LivingSocial Doesn't (
How Twitter and a community put a smackdown on Urban Outfitters (
Modern Community Building (
If your website is full of a**holes, it's your fault (
Is That Review a Fake? (
How Karma Should Be Measured (
Real Names (cont) (
How to Make Easy & Flexible Star Ratings (
7 Blog Design Tips from a Content Strategist (
7 Strategies to Make Facebook SEO Friendly (
Investor in Kickstarter, the Company, Decries ‘The Worst Project I’ve Funded’ on Kickstarter (
Caterina Fake: Fast Growth for a New Social App Is a Very Bad Thing (
Yelp, You Cost Me $2000 by Suppressing Genuine Reviews, Here’s How You Fix It (
I put my family business on Facebook. Here’s what happened. (

What Not to Do
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Biggest Mistakes in Web Design 1995-2015 (
About Web Pages That Suck (
How To Guarantee That Your Software Will Suck (
The 65 Most Annoying things about the Web Today (
The worst case scenario happening when starting a company (
11 Common Web Design Mistakes (

Ask HN: Clickable Prototypes (
Flairbuilder: interactive wireframes and software prototypes (
Website Wireframes (
On Prototyping: The Simplest Solution Never Comes First (
75 PSD to HTML Resources for Web Designers (
Design Better And Faster With Rapid Prototyping (

Understand work for hire (
What you need to do before you quit your job to form a startup (
Startup company uses flawed software-development contract (
Ask HN: Plain English ToS - Is This Legal? (
10 Big Myths about copyright explained (
On communicating better (
Legal Documentation For Venture Backed Seed Deals (
Three Reasons Why Not To Sign Non Disclosure Agreements (
Simple Tips To Prevent And Deal With Content And Design Theft (
The Non NDA NDA (
How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup (
Paying for code doesn’t mean owning it (
If I launched a startup (
What’s wrong with an LLC? (
Work Made for Hire Doctrine Does Not Generally Apply to Computer Software (
Why Lawyers Don’t Run Startups (
How To Protect Your Creative Work Online (
Finally, a source of free, high-quality legal docs to get your startup started (
5 Biggest Copyright Pitfalls for Web Designers (
The $105 Fix That Could Protect You From Copyright-Troll Lawsuits (
Ask HN: What's the best way for foreigners to incorporate in the States? (
"The Web is considered Public Domain"? (
LawPivot Closes Angel Round For Quora-Like Startup Legal Advice (
Free Online Legal, Organizational and Financial Tools for Startups (
The Ethics of Publishing Cease-and-Desist Letters (
What You Probably Don’t Know About Non Disclosure Agreements (
Court Rules That Instant Message Conversation Modified the Terms of a Written Contract (
Top Ten Legal Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs (
Collection of documents that startups commonly need: Privacy Policy, NDA, etc… (
Understanding Copyright And Licenses (
August Capital, Google Ventures Put $18.5M In Online Legal Service Rocket Lawyer (
Poll: Where did you get your site/app's Terms of Service & Privacy Policy? (
What Corporate Structure Is Best for Startups Considering VC Funding? (
US Incorporation for Canadian Startups (
Fucking Sue Me (
5 tips for entrepreneurs building a patent portfolio (
Free Legal Documents (
SnapTerms: Terms Of Service As A Service (
The Twitter "Patent Hack" (

Facebook Pages
Facebook Brand Pages – Cool and Stunning (

Ruby on Rails
Receiving Emails and Attachments with Rails (
Getting Started with Rails (
Ruby on Rails and the importance of being stupid ( (
Four Ways Ruby on Rails Can Help You (
Getting Started with Ruby on Rails: Installation (
The Rails Myths (
Devver Promises To Speed Up App Testing For Ruby Frameworks (
How To Automate Optimization and Deployment Of Static Content (
How much faster is Ruby on Linux? (
Can you recommend some good RoR books? (
Creating Your First Ruby on Rails Application From Scratch (
21 Ruby Tricks You Should Be Using In Your Own Code (
How do I learn Ruby & Rails? (
The unofficial Google Ruby usage guide (
10 must have rails plugins and gems (2009) (
Install any HTML theme/template into your Rails app (
3 Ruby Quirks You Have to Love (
Your Pages Will Load Faster With Rails (
High Quality Ruby on Rails Example Applications (
21 Rack Middlewares To Turbocharge Your Ruby Webapps (
The building blocks of ruby (
Tell HN: Ruby Best Practices (full book available for download) (
Ruby on Rails Tutorial (
What I wish a Ruby programmer had told me one year ago.. (
Speeding up Rails startup time (

Ask SM: CSS Quick-Question Edition (
35 CSS-Lifesavers For Efficient Web Design (
10 Useful CSS/JS-Coding Solutions For Web-Developers (
CSS 3 Cheat Sheet (PDF) (
50 New CSS Techniques For Your Next Web Design (
3 Ways to Add Depth to Any Website with CSS (
Mastering CSS, Part 1: Styling Design Elements (
Getting Started with CSS: A Practical Exercise (
Nicer Navigation with CSS Transitions (
21 Amazing CSS Techniques You Should Know (
Mastering CSS, Part 2: Advanced Techniques and Tools (
Building Faster Websites with CSS Sprites (
7 New Essential CSS 3 Techniques Revealed (
5 CSS 3 Design Enhancements That You Can Use Today (
Handy webapp to make CSS inline (for HTML, emails, etc) (
Taming Advanced CSS Selectors (
250+ Resources to Help You Become a CSS Expert (
CSS Wishlist: New Ideas, Debates and Solutions (
The Z-Index CSS Property: A Comprehensive Look (
10 Top-Notch CSS Editors (
Why Stylesheet Abstraction Matters (
CSS Shorthand – A Guide to Cleaner and Faster Coding (
Mastering CSS Coding: Getting Started (
Methodic approach to CSS coding: Four Bubbles Model (
The perfect ingredients for baking a website (
CSS Differences in Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 (
The Mystery Of The CSS Float Property (
The IE CSS Bug Which Cost Me A Month’s Salary (
Modern CSS Layouts: The Essential Characteristics (
CSS sprites shouldn't add production time (and 4 other tips) (
Styling HTML Lists with CSS: Techniques and Resources (
Stronger, Better, Faster Design with CSS3 (
What You Need To Know About Behavioral CSS (
CSS Techniques I Wish I Knew When I Started Designing Websites (
The 6 Most Important CSS Techniques You Need To Know (
30 + Cool Css Text Drop Shadow Techniques (
Helium is a tool for discovering unused CSS across many pages on a web site (
CSS Transitions 101 (
CSS Minification on the Fly (
Learn CSS Positioning in Ten Steps (
50 Useful Coding Techniques (CSS Layouts, Visual Effects and Forms) (
Useful CSS Coding Techniques (
CSS3 loading spinners without images (
A Shocking Truth About CSS (
CSS Bugs and Inconsistencies in Firefox 3.x (
Basic CSS3 Techniques That You Should Know (
CSS sprites - useful technique or potential nuisance? (
CSS Beginners Do's and Don'ts - Part II (
The Ultimate Guide To Cloning In Photoshop (
CSS Specificity and Inheritance (
Cross-Browser CSS Gradient (
Snazzy Hover Effects Using CSS (
Drop Shadow With CSS For All Web Browsers (
CSS3 Please The Cross-Browser CSS3 Rule Generator (
Single-Line vs. Multi-Line CSS: A Tool to End the Debate (
15 CSS Habits to Develop for Frustration-Free Coding (
List of 25+ New tags introduced in HTML 5 (
How to Create a Hover Effect Using CSS (
CSS3 Solutions for Internet Explorer (
Cross-Browser CSS Gradient (
Infinite Zoom effect using CSS3 Animation (
CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 Help Cheat Sheets (
Semantic CSS3 Lightboxes (
Efficiently Rendering CSS (
CSS DIY Organization (
Creating 10 Most-Used Javascript Techniques Using Pure CSS Styling (
The Principles Of Cross-Browser CSS Coding (
50 New Useful CSS Techniques, Tools and Tutorials (
Sexy Tooltips with Just CSS (
Start Using CSS3 Today: Techniques and Tutorials (
Using CSS Sprites to improve site speed and performance (
3 advanced css3 techniques you should learn (
25 Amazing CSS3 Experimentations and Demos (
12 Common CSS Mistakes Web Developers Make (
A Comprehensive Guide Inside Your "head" (
CSS3 Border Images for Beautiful, Flexible Boxes (
50 New Useful CSS Techniques, Tutorials and Tools (
List of Cross-Browser CSS Properties (
CSS3 - A Practical Introduction (
Transparent CSS Sprites (
Full CSS3 Lightbox - Absolutely no JavaScript (
Developing Efficient, Streamlined CSS (
CSS Positioning 101 (
The History of CSS Resets (
CSS Vocabulary (
CSS Terms and Definitions (
Brilliant use of CSS drop shadows (
The No-Pressure Introduction to CSS (
The Pros And Cons Of CSS Frameworks (
Ask HN: Anyone have a really smart way to organize css? (
The top 10 CSS3 techniques (
New CSS Techniques and Tools (
Debugger for CSS (
The Guide To CSS Animation: Principles and Examples (
PrefixFree: Break Free From CSS Prefix Hell (
CSS Reference (
The Difference Between “Block” and “Inline” (

5 HTML elements you probably never use (but perhaps should) (
HTML5 and The Future of the Web (
HTML 5 and CSS 3: The Techniques You’ll Soon Be Using (
Coding A HTML 5 Layout From Scratch (
Dive into HTML5 (
Building Web Pages With HTML 5 (
HTML Slidy: accessible slide shows with ease (
Please stop using these tags (
How HTML5 Will Change the Way You Use the Web (
Repeating HTML Table Headers on Each Printed Page (
20 exceptionally cool websites using HTML5 as their markup (
5 awesome HTML5 demos (
If you code HTML, Zen Coding will change your life (
Zen Coding: A Speedy Way To Write HTML/CSS Code (
HTML 5 and Why we should all Care (
The State of HTML5 Apps (
The Only HTML5 Resources You Need for Getting Up to Speed (
25 HTML5 Features, Tips, and Techniques you Must Know (
HTML5 Boilerplate: a rock-solid default (
20 HTML Best Practices You Should Follow (
HTML5 Game Development Tutorial (
Learning to Love HTML5 (
The Ultimate HTML5 Tutorials and Useful Techniques (
The ultimate HTML5 resource guide (
Optimize Images With HTML5 Canvas (
How to build fast HTML5 mobile apps using backbone.js, zepto.js and (

Tricks and Code
Markup validation service (
Why Does Clean Markup Matter in Web Design? (
Bumpbox - a lightbox alternative (
Calendar Demo (
QuickFlip 2: The jQuery Flipping Plugin Made Faster and Simpler (
Horizontal Subnav with CSS (
jQuery Ajax delete (
10 Impressive JavaScript Animation Frameworks (
Stack Overflow Architecture (
45+ Excellent Code Snippet Resources and Repositories (
The Definitive Guide to Using Negative Margins (
jQuery Custom Events: They Will Rock Your World! (
10 Rules of Front End Coding (
jQuery Image Gallery/News Slider with Caption Tutorial (
5 Sliding Content Techniques, Examples & jQuery How to’s (
25 Detailed Tutorials for Coding Up Your Web Designs (
Transitioning to Sales Management (
Example: - Using RoR, Heroku, EC2, S3, Clojure (
50 Useful jQuery Techniques (
9 Most Useful jQuery Plugins (
Learn How To Create Your Own jQuery Plugin (
22 Beautiful jQuery Plugins for Web Designers (
20 Fresh JQuery Plugins for Web Designers (
Tools for Portfolio Design Resources (
Learning advanced javascript (
Ultimate IE6 Cheatsheet: How To Fix 25+ Internet Explorer 6 Bugs (
memcached: More Cache = Less Cash! (
ThickBox 3.1 for image gallery popups (
25 jQuery Image Gallery/Slider Tutorials and Plugins (
jQuery Multimedia Portfolio (
10 Easy jQuery Tricks for Designers (
50 Excellent Image Galleries You Can Use Today (
5 jQuery UI Dreamweaver extensions you can use to simplify your everyday work (
Cheat Sheets for Front-end Web Developers (
6 Advanced JavaScript Techniques You Should Know (
10 excellent books for learning web design (
10 Puzzle Websites to Sharpen Your Programming Skills (
Maxlength with jQuery (
10 Awesome Techniques and Examples of Animation with jQuery (
200+ Javascript / jQuery Tutorials for Designing Awesome Websites (
6 Useful Coding Solutions For Designers And Developers (
How To Support Internet Explorer and Still Be Cutting Edge (
35 Useful Scripts for Tooltips (Call outs) (
Sysadmin mistakes start-ups make (
How to Read Other People's Code -- And Why (
45 Powerful CSS/JavaScript-Techniques (
SimpleDB Performance : 5 Steps to Achieving High Write Throughput (
OSS lightboxes (
50 Brilliant CSS3/JavaScript Coding Techniques (
Script library (
15 Fantastic Finds on the Google Code Repository (
PHP, Ruby, C#: How to choose the right platform at a startup (
The Seven deadly sins of Javascript Implementation (
Catalog of JavaScript libraries and CSS resources hosted on public CDNs (
45 Fresh Useful JavaScript and jQuery Techniques and Tools (
Coding a Clean and Professional Web Design (
Convincing Your Clients to Use Open Platforms (
PHP: What You Need To Know To Play With The Web (
Useful Jquery Examples (
Seven JavaScript Things I Wish I Knew Much Earlier In My Career (
Ask HN: What is your favorite Javascript UI framework out there ? (
40 Useful jQuery Techniques and Plugins (
JQuery Sparklines (
Introducing Jake: A Build Tool for JavaScript (
10 Javascript Performance Boosting Tips (
Learning Advanced JavaScript (
JQuery Offline : plugin to facilitate working with local storage (
John Resig on Advanced Javascript to Improve your Web App (
Jquery Circulate (
Search engine for Python source code (
Flash without the plugin (
Spicing Up Your Website With jQuery Goodness (
25 Excellent jQuery Slider Tutorials and Plugins (
Cheatsheets for Designers & Developers (
The Power of jQuery with Ajax (
5 Web Files That Will Improve Your Website (
Cheat Sheets for Developers (
Learn Python the Hard Way (learnpythonthehardway)
jQuery 1.4.2 Visual Cheat Sheet (
25 jQuery Drop Down Menu Scripts (
Five Useful CSS/jQuery Coding Techniques For More Dynamic Websites (
HTML5: The Facts And The Myths (
JQuery Fundamentals (
The best JavaScript guide ever (
Five Useful Design Techniques and Coding Solutions For Web Designers (
Local Storage And How To Use It On Websites (
Knockout: JS library for rich UIs, declarative bindings, and dependency tracking (
Ruby On Rails: Workflow, Techniques And Tools (
Should Web Designers Know HTML and CSS? (
The Ultimate HTML5 Resources Roundup (
Python progression path - From apprentice to guru (
Resources for Getting Started with Ruby on Rails (
Tips on How to Code Web Designs Better (
Rails for Zombies - Learn Rails from the comfort of your browser (
Internationalization in Rails 3 (
Making labels with CSS3 (
From PSD to HTML: Building a Set of Website Designs Step by Step (
100 Exceedingly Useful CSS Tips and Tricks (
Rails 3 Cheat Sheets from Envy Labs (
Learn HTML5 from Google (
Learn How to Code this Weekend (
Learn How to Code Part I: Variables and Basic Data Types (
Learn to Code Part II: Working With Variables (
Good code is cheap code (
Compatibility tables for support of HTML5, CSS3, SVG and more in desktop and mobile browsers. (
New CSS Techniques and Tools (
Using CSS3: Older Browsers And Common Considerations (
10 handy jQuery mobile tips and snippets to get you started (
Create an Awesome Zooming Web Page With jQuery (
Useful HTML-, CSS- and JavaScript Tools and Libraries (
Full fledged HTML based customizable image gallery with slideshow (
Five Useful Interactive CSS/jQuery Techniques Deconstructed (
10 Web-based Sandbox Tools for Testing Your Code Snippets (
10 Essential Differences Between HTML4 and HTML5 (
“Must Follow” JavaScript Best Practices (
BuiltWith Reveals The Tech Used By The 130 Million Web Sites That Matter Most (
Device-Agnostic Approach To Responsive Web Design (
25 Free and Premium jQuery Menu Scripts (

API Design Matters (
How to Design a Good API & Why it Matters (
Why building an API should be a top priority for your startup (
The Little Manual of API Design (

Examples Websites
40 of the Best Websites of Non-Profit Organizations (
30 Beautiful Web Designs Inspired by Nature (
35 Beautiful Minimal Websites (
40 Beautiful Examples of Minimalism in Web Design (
33 Nicely Designed And Well-Colored But Simple Web Designs (
50 Excellent Corporate Website Designs (
16 Best Web Design Galleries for Inspiration (
Announcing the Launch of 5 Niche Galleries (
Non Profit Website Design: Examples and Best Practices (
35+ Horizontal Websites for Your Design Inspiration (
25 Impressive Portfolio Web Designs (
30 Light and Sleek Web Designs for Inspiration (
55 Niche Web Design Galleries for Your Inspiration (
50 Kick-Ass And Creative Dark Website Designs (
Design Trends: 40 Awesome Illustrative Web Designs (
50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration (
25 Magazine-Style Layouts for Your Design Inspiration (
30 Fresh and Inspirational Portfolios With A Twist (
37 of the Best Web Designs from the Travel Industry (
50 Inspiring Examples of Minimalism in Web Design (
20 Fresh & New Design Galleries (
69 Sexy Portfolio Designs To Inspire You (
40 Beautiful Corporate Websites (
60 Sites with Attractive Typographical Introductions (
Showcase of Transparency in Web Design (
25 Well Designed Sports E-Commerce Sites (
30 Beautifully Dark Websites (
40 Excellent Websites Showcasing Expression Engine (
Illustrated Websites (
21 Resources Especially for Lovers of Minimalism (
60 Beautiful Clean and Light Web Designs for Inspiration (
25 Impressive Design Portfolio Websites (
Excellent Examples of Using Photos in Web Design (
Bizarre websites that you can kill time on (
Places to submit website designs (
Beautiful Vintage Design: Showcase and Resources (
Corporate Website Design: Creative and Beautiful Solutions (
Great Web Apps (
25 E-Commerce Websites for your Design Inspiration (
Showcase Of Appetizing Restaurant Websites (
Visual Inspiration: 30 Beautiful Web App Site Designs (
25 Beautifully Dark Websites (
Best of Design 2010 (
Shopping for Men (
25 Corporate Websites for Design Inspiration (
25 Nature-Inspired Websites (
Roundup of single page websites (

E-commerce Specific
20 Inspirational, Clean E-Commerce Website Designs (
35 Inspirational Fashion Website Designs (
9 Characteristics of Well-Designed E-Commerce Websites (
3 tips from a small e-commerce owner (
E-Commerce Web Design Toolbox (
40+ Magento Themes for E-Commerce Websites (
30+ CRE Loaded Templates (
30+ Zen Cart Templates (
Interview with Daniel Weinand of Shopify (
35 Inspirational Shopping Cart Page Designs (
To Sears or Walmart shall my freshman go? (
12 Tips For Designing an Excellent Checkout Process (
10 Tips to Design Usable Shopping Carts (
“Add to Cart” Button Showcase (
Hidden Secrets of the Amazon Shopping Cart (
Shopping Carts Gallery: Examples and Good Practices (
Shopping Carts Design Showcase (
23 Excellent Examples of How to Design Online Stores (
11 dark Shopping Cart Designs for Inspiration (
Checkout Process: Designing Profitable Websites (
What people see before they buy: Design guidelines for e-commerce product pages with eyetracking data (
Showcase of Fresh and Well-Designed Online Shops (
Showcases of the best e-commerce websites (
Three Best Ways to Convert Web Traffic Into Sales (
TransFS Launches Comparison Shopping Site For Credit Card Processing Fees (
15 Common Mistakes in E-Commerce Design (
An Analysis of the Amazon Shopping Experience (
Increasing Online Sales: Simple Usability Problems To Avoid (
80 Examples of Add to Cart Buttons for Design Inspiration (
Is your website easy to buy from? Tips you can test to improve your site's checkout process (
Site Search Trends for Ecommerce Websites (
8 ways we increased ecommerce sales by 10,000% (
Principles Of Effective Search In E-Commerce Design (
Recommendations engine DirectedEdge opens up to developers (
Progress Trackers in Web Design: Examples and Best Practices (
Yelp Extortion Allegations Stack Up (March 2009) (
35 Beautiful E-Commerce Websites (
Digging Into E-Commerce Website Design: Overview, Best Practices and Examples (
Jimdo Makes Running Your Own Online Store A Breeze, Loses Investor (
What are People Really Buying Online? (Stats and Infographics) (
Handy Tools and Tips for E-Commerce Websites (
Commerce 2.0? (
Getting Started With E-Commerce: Your Options When Selling Online (
The Big Showcase Of Online T-Shirt Stores (
Vendr - Build an online store for your blog or website (
Planning your E-Commerce Website (
The Magic Behind Amazon's 2.7 Billion Dollar Question (
6 Essentials of a Successful E-commerce Website (
Everything you need to know about Groupon (
10 Ecommerce Design Tips for Increasing Conversions (
Five ingredients of smart online commerce (
Anatomy of an Effective Product Page Design (
The Thank You Economy (
Getting Started with E-Junkie for E-Commerce (
Tips for Creating an Excellent E-Commerce Website (
Fundamental Guidelines Of E-Commerce Checkout Design (
Comparing Online Shopping at Crate & Barrel and Ikea (
EBay Inc. Agrees to Acquire Magento (
E-Commerce: Beyond The Metrics (
Using the law of attraction in web design (
How Discovery Will Drive Transactions (
Improving The Online Shopping Experience, Part 2: Guiding Customers Through The Buying Process (
30 e-commerce sites worth seeing (
Shopping Cart Software Maker Ecwid Raises $1.5M; Expands To US, UK (
25 Beautiful Ecommerce Websites (
6 Elements Of A Trustworthy E-Commerce Web Design (
Design Inspiration: Shopping Cart Design (
Selling Digital Goods Online: E-Commerce Services Compared (
Designs that Have Been Optimized for Conversions (
Y Combinator-Backed Swiftype Builds Site Search That Doesn’t Suck (
A UI experiment: show "just the content" (

118 Minimal Color Palettes (
Interior Design Trends: Green & Brown (
Color Psychology in Logo Design (
How Color Influences Consumer Behavior (
Color Basics: Dos and Dont's (
I Like Your Colors Utility (
Choose the Best Colors for Your Web Site (
Color Scheme Designer (
The Ultimate List Of Online Color Tools For Web Developers (
14 Brilliant Tools for Evaluating Your Design’s Colors (
Pictaculous Pulls Color Palettes from Images (
Color Scheming for Designers (
Why Should Engineers and Scientists Be Worried About Color? (
Color Psychology in Marketing (
The Principles of Good Web Design Part 3: Colour (
Patterns for the Color Blind (
Different Methods for Choosing Color Schemes in Web Design (
Adobe Kuler (
How to Choose Colors Everyone Likes (
How to Use Retro Colors in Your Designs (
Color Vision: A Color Resource (
Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color (
Color Theory For Designers, Part 2: Understanding Concepts And Terminology (
A Look into Color Theory in Web Design (
Be Kind to the Color Blind (
The Definitive Color Wheel (
Empathizing Color Psychology in Web Design (
Contrast is King (
How to Calibrate Color for the Web (
Psychological Study of Web Designs (
Colors of the Social World (Wide Web) [Infographic + Video] (
The Most Powerful Colors in the World ...And How You Make The Next Ones (
Using Color to Increase Participation (
Understanding Contrast in Design (
Design for Hackers: Why Monet Never Used Black, & Why You Shouldn't Either (
Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator (
Using color to convey and simplify information (
Color Blindness Myths and Misunderstandings (
Color of the year 2010 (
What Your Web Design Says About You (Infographic) (
Make Your Designs Stand Out with Unconventional Color Combinations (
How Dark Patterns can improve your conversion rates but damage your brand. (
Tools To Help You Choose Your Website Color Scheme (
21 Awesome Bright and Colorful Websites (

Launching Soon / Coming Soon
Beautiful Launching Soon pages (
Designing “Coming Soon” Pages (
A Collection of “Coming Soon” Web Pages (
25 Beautiful Examples of “Coming Soon” Pages (
A viral "launching soon" form (
A Collection of “Coming Soon” Web Pages (
Building An Effective ‘Coming Soon’ Page For Your Product (
Elements of a Viral Launch Page (

Fail Whale
25 Various Fail Whale Illustrations (

About Us/Me
40 “About the Author” Examples (
Best Practices For Effective Design Of “About me”-Pages (
“Meet the Team” Pages: Examples and Trends (
Five rules for your About page (
How to Design a Great "About Us" Page on Your Website (
The Essence Of About Us Page With 12 Captivating Showcases (
30 Inspiring “About Me” Pages (

Microdata: HTML5’s Best-Kept Secret (
Ultimate Guide to Microformats: Reference and Examples (

Frequently Asked Questions / User Guide
6 tips for a killer FAQ page (
Infrequently Asked Questions of FAQs (
How to Make an Interesting User Guide (Hint: Comics) (
Stop the FAQ Page Bandage (
Effective Website Help Systems: Tips and Examples (
Designing Effective FAQ Pages (

Landing Page / Home Page / Lead Generation Pages
Jonathan Mendez on Landing Page Testing & Design (
The Art of the Landing Page – 7 Tips for Increasing Conversions (
Essential Tips for Designing an Effective Homepage (
Making dough or spam? The perplexing case of designing lead generation pages (
9 principles behind an effective landing page (
5 Reasons Why Landing Pages & Forms are More Valuable than Homepages (
How To Develop A Homepage Layout That Sells (
From Minimum Viable Product to Landing Pages (
Landing pages that convert (
Ask HN: What makes a great Web app home page? (
What resources do you recommend for creating landing pages? (
Billboard Web Design: How to Win Your Audience’s Attention (
The Anatomy of a Perfect Landing Page (
Landing Page Best Practices: the definitive guide (with infographics) (
7 Steps for a Perfect Landing Page (
The rise of the startup landing pages ( - Evolution of a homepage (
The splash page that drove up conversion by 300% (
Showcase of Landing Page Design (
Designing Landing Pages That Work (
"The 10 Commandments of Landing Pages That Work (
Pre Loaders
Snappy flash pre-loaders (

Navigating around a dashboard UI (
34 Outstanding Admin Panels for Your Web Applications (
Dashboard Design For Metrics-savvy Software Companies (
The Panic Status Board / Dashboard (

Make High-Impact Backgrounds for Your Designs with Photoshop (
20 Useful Websites for Graphic Design Textures and Patterns (
How to Create a Sleek and Textured Web Layout in Photoshop (
How to Create a “Worn Paper” Web Layout Using Photoshop (
How to Create an Illustrative Web Design in Photoshop (
How To Use Multiple CSS Backgrounds, a Tutorial (
Backgrounds In CSS: Everything You Need To Know (
Subtle Patterns: Free textures for your next web project (

Fonts & Typography
Web fonts now (how we’re doing with that) (
8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography In Your Designs (
Web fonts and css features - a simple demonstration (
25 Excellent Typography Tools for the Serious Designer (
25 High Quality Free Fonts for Professional Designs (
50 Examples of Vintage Typography (
Using CSS3 @font-face to “fake” multiple font weights (
20 beautiful free @font-face fonts (
First impressions of Typekit (
Web fonts - where are we? (
Font in your face (
The Potential of Web Typography (
Beautiful New Free Fonts For Your Designs (
25 Classic Fonts That Will Last a Whole Design Career (
Finding Fonts: Free and Premium Resources (
8 Pivotal Developments in Web Typography (
6 Ways To Improve Your Web Typography (
10 More Typography Mistakes You Might Be Making (
Typographic Design Patterns and Best Practices (
Create a LetterPress Effect with CSS Text-Shadow (
A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces (
@font-face and 15 Free Fonts You Can Use Today (
Fonts for web design: a primer (
Guide to CSS Font Stacks: Techniques and Resources (
13 web-safe fonts at the core of web typography (
Rich Typography On The Web: Techniques and Tools (
30 Thin and Light Fonts That Should Not Be Free (
Web Typography: Font Embedding Services (
Introducing Web FontFonts (
CSS and the future of text (
Basic Look at Typography in Web Design (
How to manipulate people with font type? (
How to Create Inset Typography with CSS3 (
Font integration roundup (
50 Helpful Typography Tools And Resources (
Free Fonts for Web and Design (
Google Webfont Directory (
The Ails Of Typographic Anti-Aliasing (
Font Sleuth: Find Fonts Fast (
Quick Tip: Google Fonts API: You’re Going to Love This (
30 of the Best Web Typography Resources Online (
35 Professional Clean Fonts For Your Designs (
Try Webfonts on any website (
A Web Designer’s Guide to Linux Fonts (
Expressive Web Typography: Useful Examples and Techniques (
Massive Collection of Elegant Thin Fonts (
25 Classic Fonts That Will Last a Whole Design Career (
The Web Font Awards (
Review of Popular Web Font Embedding Services (
Best practices in combining typefaces (
Create bundles of beautifully matching, free web fonts (
The Great Typekit Table (
Web Typography: 100 Educational Resources, Tools and Techniques (
Lettering.js - A jQuery plugin for radical web typography. (
Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces (
Fontularity: Most Popular Fonts by Operating System (
Why thinking typographically ruins your site (
Seeing fonts in use in the real world. (
Awesome-Fontstacks: free web fonts with failsafes to back them up (
Infographic: The 50 Most Popular Typefaces in the World (
30 Examples of Big Typography in Web Design (
The @Font-Face Rule and Useful Web Font Tricks (
Technical Web Typography: Guidelines and Techniques (
CSS Typography: Examples and Tools (
How to Choose a Typeface (
Font Converter Converts Your Fonts to Practically Any Format for Free (
Web fonts vs Commercial fonts (
The most popular fonts used by designers (
Test or design withweb fonts from WebINK (
Typography: Anatomy of a Letterform (
Web Designers should all be using this idea by now: Font Icons. (
16 pixels For Body Copy. Anything Less Is A Costly Mistake (
How to bullet-proof @font-face (
A dummy's guide to typefaces (
Options for @font-face implementation (

50 Fresh Useful Icon Sets For Your Next Design (
How to Create a Slick and Clean Button in Photoshop (
Alternatives to buttons (
Button Design Showcase (
The CSS Button Factory (
Fresh Free High-Quality Icon Sets (
Generate CSS Sprites On The Fly ( (
CSS Sprite Generator (
Call to Action Buttons: Examples and Best Practices (
25 Examples of Convincing Call-to-Action Buttons (
Designing CSS Buttons: Techniques and Resources (
Fancy Buttons - Customize Buttons Effortlessly with CSS3 & Compass (
Pushing Your Buttons With Practical CSS3 (
How to Design Buttons to Help Improve Usability (
Showcase of Buttons in Web Design (
A Look into Registration Buttons in Web Design (
CSS3 Gradient Buttons (
A Collection of Mini Icon Sets (
50 Amazing Free Icon Sets (
The $300 Million Button (
Icons for sale (
PNG Masking: How to Dynamically Shape Any Image on Your Website (
Modern Pictograms (
Old People Icons That Don't Make Sense Anymore (

Fantastic Content Sliders for your Inspiration (

Graphs, Charts and Infographics
How to make graphs that work (
How to Build Quick and Easy Charts from XML Data (
10 Useful Flash Components for Graphing Data (
Data Visualization and Infographics Resources (
Selecting the right chart type for your data (
5 Cool Ways to Add Graphs to Your Website (
Highcharts: JavaScript Charts that don't suck (
Charts & Graphics: 10 excellent books (
20 Fresh JavaScript Data Visualization Libraries (
How to Choose the Right Chart (Pic) (
14 Visually Stunning Animated Infographics (
50 stunning infographics and data visualizations (
10 Awesome Pure CSS Graph and Chart Techniques (
This Man Can Teach You To Make Your Own Stunning Infographics (
The Do’s And Don’ts Of Infographic Design: Revisited (
The Value of Data Visualization: When Will People Finally Start Getting This Stuff? (
Free download: Infographic Vector Kit (
Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad (
10 Examples of Effective Infographics (
Typeface for creating simple graphs (

Maps and Directions
Examples of infographic maps (
Simplify Google Maps API with Google Maps jQuery Plugin (
Good bye, Google Maps… thanks for all the fish (


What We Can Learn About Pricing From Menu Engineers (
Setting Pricing for a Startup - The Rule of 80% (
Pricing a Simple, Useful Desktop App (
Freemium did not work for Phanfare (
Menu Mind Games (
What Ebay can teach the US Treasury (and you) (
World of Goo Pay-What-You-Want Sale Results (
Pay for your own dog food (
Web App Business Models: User Needs and What People Pay For (
Evernote CEO Shares The Numbers that Makes Freemium Work (
Selling to Enterprises (
Pennies and dollars: If you watch the dollars, the pennies will take care of themselves (
Principles behind a Fremium Pricing Model (
Profitable Lessons From Freemium Business Models (
Case Studies in Freemium: Pandora, Dropbox, Evernote, Automattic and MailChimp (
Your price may be too low, increasing it may spur sales (
How to Price your SaaS Application – The Definitive Guide (
Why U.S. Entrepreneurs Should Compete On Price (
My 2 Bucks on Pricing (
How Mafia Wars can fix the media: Zynga, Farmville and Micropayments (
Price right the first time (
Groupon’s Success Disaster (
Starbucks to hike prices on 'labor intensive' drinks (
Cost reduction for high-end markets (
Fremium: One year later (
Forty Percent of Groupon Merchants Say Never Again (
How Apple plays the pricing game (
5 Tactics to make an unprofitable Groupon campaign successful (
Design Strategies for a Successful Pricing Table (
Will Freemium Work For You? Questions To Consider (
Changing the Hotel Pricing Model (
Locksmith gets less tips and more price complaints for being faster (
High margins, Groupon and the magic basket for price differentiators (
Why Groupon Works (
Restaurant Menu Pricing (
Why charging $12/year converts higher than $9.99 (
Free Software, Paid Support (
Harvard grads turn gym business model on its head (
Poll: How do you bill recurring payments? (
5 Tips to Consider Before Giving Out Discounts (
The game theory of discovery and the birth of the free-gap (
How I doubled the price of my software product and sold ten times as many copies (
Tell HN: Our experience with Groupon (
Freemium will fuel the enterprise (
Sam Odio: I Left Facebook to Rejoin Y Combinator With a New Start-up (
Kickstarter: Shorter project durations lead to higher funding rates (
Failure: Building a web app that makes $50/month (
Fast, easy tricks to avoid spending too much while shopping (
On Porous Paywalls (
The Complete Guide To Freemium Business Models (
Who Spends The Most Money In Freemium Games? (
"No matter what price we choose, we always make the same revenue" (
I am done with the freemium business model (
Logging consulting hours - The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (
Don’t Ask Customers What They’ll Pay. Tell Them. (

Product and Pricing Comparison Tables
Pricing Tables: Examples And Best Practices (
70+ Examples of Product Comparison Tables in Web Design (
Trends in Pricing Page Design and Layout (

Icon Finder (
Icon Archive (

Is Your Image Web-Ready? (
8 Excellent Tools for Optimizing Your Images (
HN Things about Web Images I Just Learned (
SEAMonster Resizes Your Images with Pixel Microsurgery (
Clever JPEG Optimization Techniques (
Clever PNG Optimization Techniques (
Leadin free stock photography site (
PNG Optimization Guide: More Clever Techniques (
EPS files of Global Logos for download (
ImageCaption - a MooTools Plugin for Auto-Captioning Images (
Free and Commercial Stock Photography Sites (
JPEGrescan: unique way to losslessly shrink any JPEG file (
Consistent PNG quality across browsers (
Swiss army knife of image processing (
Forensic analysis of recent Victoria's Secret photo (
Shrink Pic Resizes Images Automagically for Faster Uploads (
Comparison of lossless PNG compression tools (
The Comprehensive Guide to Saving Images for the Web (
Color correction basics in Photoshop (
How To Use Photos To Sell More Online (
Improve Your E-Commerce Design With Brilliant Product Photos (
How to Take Better Photos for Your Online Sales and Auctions with Poster Board (
Using canvas to create alpha-channel JPEGs - 33% the size of PNGs (
Web Designer’s Guide to PNG Image Format (
JPEG 101: A Crash Course Guide on JPEG (
The myth of DPI (
Tips To Looking Better In Photos, Even If You Have A Face For Radio (
Startup JPEGmini Reduces Photos’ Size, Not Their Quality (
CSS3 Animations: the Hiccups and Bugs You’ll Want to Avoid (

Sounds and Sound Effects
Bfxr. Make sound effects for your games. (

Creative Use Of Video in Web Design: Background Videos (
Which Is The Most Capital Efficient Online Video Startup Of Them All? (Hint: Rocketboom) (
A “YouTube for business” (
Y Combinator-Backed SellStage Wants To Help You Better Showcase Your Products — With Video (
The Type of Companies That Publish Future Concept Videos (
Make a Web Video: How to Choose Your Gear, Shoot and Edit Video, and Master YouTube (

10 Places to Find Absolutely Free Vector Graphics (
Create A Vector Art Twitter Bird Character Icon In Adobe Illustrator (
50 Insanely Good Vector-based Web Designs (
Vector drawing mistakes (
How to Create a Stinking Zombie Flesh-Eater in Illustrator (
22 Very Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials (
Vector Magic - Convert bitmap to vector (
27 New and Fresh Illustrator Tutorials (
18 Impressive Tutorials on Creating Vector Illustrations (
Back-to-School With 40 Excellent Adobe Illustrator Tutorials (
Cross Browser Vector Graphics - Topic Connections Graph (
30 Tutorials for Designing Fun and Creative Characters (
Handdrawn Vector Images Editor (
SVG Wow Demos (
Keep the File Size Down and Spice-up our Vectors with Bitmap Textures (
Learn Adobe Illustrator (
Illustrator’s Live Trace: Sketch to Vector (
Digital Painting 101: The Complete Guide (
Free Vector Downloads (
20 SVG uses that will make your jaw drop (

Internal Search
Search Results Design: Best Practices and Design Patterns (
Do you use Yahoo Pipes? If not, you should. (
Google Commerce Gets Updated With Instant Search, In-Store Availability, Recommendations And More (

Forms, Signup and Registration
Easily create embeddable web forms that generate PDF docs (
Pitfalls to Avoid When Designing Forms (
25 Stylish Examples of Web Forms (
How To Create Your Own Ajax Contact Form (
Social media's impact on web forms and landing pages (
Web form usability: Better form submission feedback with jQuery (
20 Creative Web Forms For Design Inspiration (
In-Field Labels: A Better Way + jQuery Plugin (
iPhone Toggle Switches (
25 Inspiring Examples of Sign-Up Pages (
Designing for Sign Up (
How a great autoresponse message should look (
Checklist For Better Forms (
The magic rule of seven (and the banality of alphabetical order) (
Web form design guidelines: an eyetracking study (
How I Killed My Signup Form with Rails (
A Form of Madness - Dive Into HTML5 (
How to Achieve Painless Registration (
Wufoo + Free Incentivization = Cheap, Effective User Surveys (
15 Resources for Easily Creating Web Forms (
"Mad Libs" Style Form Increases Conversion 25-40% (
re: "Mad Libs" Why you need to do your own testing (
Web form validation best practices and tutorials (
Stupid American Website Owners (
A/B test results: Mandatory sign up for the free trial ? (
Carbon Fiber Signup Form With PHP, jQuery and CSS3 (
"Beautiful Contact Forms for your Inspiration Compilation, Inspiration (
" Beautiful CSS3 Search Form (
Create an Advanced Contact Form for Client Inquiries (
Create a Clean and Stylish CSS3 Contact Form (
Why Users Fill Out Forms Faster With Top Aligned Labels (
Killing the Cancel Button on Forms for Good (
Impact of Removing Registration: 250,000 posts (
Basic tips for designing a quote request web form (
Solving Contact Page Confusion (
Progressive Signup: A Better User Signup Process (
10 Tips for Optimizing Web Form Submission Usability (
HTML5 Forms Styled With CSS3 (
Designing your sign up page? Read this. (
How to increase signups by 50% using “popup forms” (
How We Went From Being Virtually Unknown to 3k Signups a Day in 5 Weeks Pt 3 (
Improving signups (
The Current State of HTML 5 Forms (
Getting Users to Sign Up: Factors in Design and Content (
Why Your Form Checkboxes Need to Have Label Tags (
Useful Ideas And Guidelines For Good Web Form Design (
Please confirm your email address (
New Approaches To Designing Log-In Forms (
Cheat Sheet For Designing Web Forms (
An Extensive Guide To Web Form Usability (
Redesigning The Country Selector (
Create a Slick and Accessible Slideshow Using jQuery (
Videos as unique as your business (turn pictures into video) (
12 Hand-Picked Slideshows to Inspire You (
How to make a screencast for your website (
Most Common Mistakes in Screencasting (
How to become a powerful visual storyteller (
55 Great Websites To Download Free Sound Effects (
Informative And Usable Footers In Web Design (
25 Stylish Examples of Headers in Web Design (
How to build a footer that doesn't sink (
The CSS Sticky Footer (
Beautiful Footers in Modern Web Design for Inspiration (
Startup Title Junk (
Know Why Your Website’s Header Is Driving People Away (

Screenshots Creates Edit-Ready Web Screenshots (
Five Best Screen Capture Tools (

Read More / Continue Links
Designing “Read More” And “Continue Reading” Links (

Useful Web Design E-Mail Newsletters (
Beautiful Email newsletters (
Don't Forget About Email (
Friction: email isn't free (
Email newsletters are a serious business (
Strengthen Your Email Marketing Performance (
A Guide to Creating Email Newsletters (
10 Definitive Tips for Writing Captivating Emails (
You are unsubscribed (
CD Baby’s Shipment Confirmation Email (
Ask HN: What does everyone use to send out newsletters, email campaigns? (
Design and Build Email Newsletters Without Losing Your Mind (and Soul) (
The Art And Science Of The Email Signature (
Email Newsletter Design: Guidelines And Examples (
Essentials of Designing a Perfect Newsletter (
HTML Email Boilerplate (
Creating HTML Emails : An Overview for Web Designers (
Email marketing services reviewed (
Rule #1 for beta invites: remind me what you do (
Create Perfect Emails For Your WordPress Website (
The science of looking good in the inbox (

404 - Not Found/Maintenance
The Perfect 404 (
Effective Maintenance Pages: Examples and Best Practices (
404 Best Practices (
50 Creative and Inspiring 404 Pages (
A good example of why nice error pages matter (
Beautiful and Useful 404 Error Pages for Inspiration (
13 ways to improve your 404 error page (
Optimizing Error Pages: Creating Opportunities Out Of Mistakes (

Is Self-Centered Web Copy Hurting Your Websites? (
Six Rules for Rewriting (
50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills (
20 Tips on How to Write for the Web (
Making sense of what, why, and how (
AIDA is an Old-School Writing Technique that Still Works (
When you try to please everyone, everyone goes home unhappy (
What is the biggest mistake to avoid in B2B Content Marketing? (
Using Content to Grow Customer Relationships (
Five Minute Upgrade – Writing Blog Post Titles That Grab Attention (
How to Schedule Your Writing Like a Professional Writer (
The Most Important Writing Lesson I Ever Learned (
Examples around the web: Focusing on Benefits Not Features (
Make Your Texts More Readable (
How to Write Magnetic Headlines (
How to Say Nothing in 500 Words (
How to Read Other People's Code -- And Why (
Seven Words You Can't Say in Business Development (
Why Is Business Writing so Awful? (
How Writing creates value (
Beginner's guide to content strategy (
Reductionism in Web Design (
The secret of Groupon’s success is … good writing? (
Ask HN: Tips for writing compelling web copy. (
How To Write a Learn X the Hard Way (
E-Commerce Copywriting: The Guide to Selling More (
What is Copywriting and How is it Important for a Designer? (
Anatomy of long sales letter (that designers hate but convert like crazy) (
One word appeared in press releases 776 times—in a 24-hour period (
Ultimate guide to crafting extraordinary headlines (
Groupon Counts on Writers and Editors to Build Its Audience (
How to Make Text Look Interesting: Minimalist Web Design (
Five Copywriting Errors That Can Ruin A Company’s Website (
What 10 words should advertisers use to dramatically increase consumer trust? (
Designing a website's introductory text: tips and examples (
The 6 + 1 Model For Effective Copywriting (Better Than AIDA!) (
Creating a Message Hierarchy (
The Ten Commandments of Writing Copy That Wins Clients (
The Perfect Paragraph (
Everything You Need to Know about Writing Seductive Offers in 7 Steps (
Salon publishes 33% fewer articles, traffic grows 40% (
The Art Of Content Marketing (
Quick Course On Effective Website Copywriting (

Password Security and Login Best Practices
Can you trust 37signals with your password? (
How Not to Do Web Site User Registration (
Users and Passwords (
Convincing you to do it wrong (
Who are you, really? Incorrect responses in challenge-response style authentication (
Usability Research on Federated Login (
Log in or sign up? (
Confirming Passwords Is Annoying: Is There a Better Way? (
Web Security: Are You Part Of The Problem? (
How To Safely Store A Password (
Improve usability by tapping into your own experiences (
Use a Single-Use Code to Securely Sign Into Windows Live (
Common security mistakes in web applications (
Ask HN: To fight or not to fight piracy? (
Keeping Web Users Safe By Sanitizing Input Data (
Techniques To Simplify Sign-Ups and Log-Ins (
Don't Forget Your Logged Out Users (
Simple ways to improve the security of a web app (
How to Create Simpler Login URL in WordPress for Your Clients (
zxcvbn: realistic password strength estimation (
Show HN: Beautiful login and signup views for iOS with a few lines of code (

2 steps to improve your website load time by 50% (
Study: Web Users Prefer Speed Over Customization (
Five Ways to Speed Up Page Response Times (
10 Best CSS Practices to Improve Your Code (
Free Website Performance Tool and Web Page Speed Analysis (
Royal Pingdom Says Our Load Times Suck (
12 Tools To Decrease Website Load Times (
Contendo: change content dynamically and measure performance (
Google Speed Tips Get Picked Apart (
WebPagetest (
Designing Websites for Low-Bandwidth Users (
Latency is Everywhere and it Costs You Sales - How to Crush it (
Google code: Let's make the web faster (
HN Make your site faster and cheaper to operate in one easy step (
Introducing Page Speed (
15 Scalability and Performance Best Practices (
Faster Sites Done Faster (
How Google Taught Me to Cache and Cash-In (
How Ravelry Scales to 10 Million Requests Using Rails (
5+ Steps to Speed up your Website (
3 Image Techniques to Speed up your Website (
Coding a Web Design for Speed and Quality (
A 2x Faster Web (
How fast is your site? (
Google Web Toolkit: Now With Speed Tracer, Code Splitting, And More (
Top Internet Startup Scalability Killers (
Website Performance: What To Know and What You Can Do (
How Google Taught Me to Cache and Cash-In (
Improve Page Load Speed (by 80%) by Improving Component Load Speed (
What Every Web Developer Should Know About Front-End Performance (
Google and Microsoft Cheat on Slow-Start. Should You? (
How Edmunds Got in The Fast Lane (
Let's make the web faster: Tools to discover and improve your site performance (
Just Make It Faster (
Using Flat Files So Elections Don’t Break Your Server (
10 Tips for Optimizing Your Website’s Speed (
UX Poll - Users Want Speed over Social Features (
Rate my startup - Slowcop - measure your website's speed (
What Losing TechCrunch Disrupt Meant to CloudFlare: OMFG (
How Much Traffic Can Your Website Handle? (
From Zero to a Million Users - Dropbox and Xobni lessons learned (
10 Tips for Decreasing Web Page Load Times (
Anatomy of a Crushing (
Speeding Up Your Website’s Database (
The Secrets of Building Realtime Big Data Systems (
Website Speed Part 1: Write More Efficient CSS (
Surviving a traffic surge: Three techniques to scale your site fast (
How Fast Is Your Site? Measure It With Google’s Page Speed Online (
Infographic: How Loading Time Affects Your Bottom Line (
Intro to DNS: Explaining The Dreaded DNS Delay (
Coding Horror: Performance is a Feature (
Google Offers To Re-Write Your Webpages On The Fly, Promising 25% To 60% Speed Improvements (
Tools to revamp Page Loading Speed (
Yottaa Gives SMBs An Affordable Way To Bring Google-esque Load Speeds To Their Websites (
Poor Man's Scalability (
20 Free Online Tools for Website Speed Testing (
This Is Why Your Website Is Slow (
How Basecamp Next got to be so damn fast without using much client-side UI (
How To Scale A $1 Billion Startup: A Guide From Instagram Co-Founder Mike Krieger (
How to speed up your website (

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)/Marketing/Conversions
How to Hire an SEO Consultant (
How to Evaluate Competitive Keywords for SEO! (
Conductor: SEO Management And Optimization Technology (
Successful Site in 12 Months with Google Alone (
What I know so far about marketing a small software company (
Ask HN: What is your customer acquisition cost? (
The best billboard in New York (
Google Ranking Factors - SEO Checklist (
3 Ways to Immediately Increase Search Engine Traffic (
Improve Your SEO (
Follow Through on Your Web Design Media with SEO ( Launches Secondary Click Marketplace: Geo Targeted Ads (
20 Unique & Handy SEO Tips (
Search Advertising Dashboard: Simple, instant and profitable (
Spy on competitors and find their keywords (
How to use Social Capital to Market Your Web App (
Demdex: Offers Advertisers Their Own Behavioral Data Bank (
Kevin Rose: How to Promote Your Web App (
Starting Up 101 - Harnessing the power of analytics (
Key steps for developing customer loyalty (
Four keys to a great PR campaign (
SEO – Search Engine Optimization Resources (
Lead Qualification: Convert Queries into Viable Sales Leads (
Perform Better With AdSense: The Ultimate Round-Up (
Content Optimization Guidelines (
Analytics: Stalking your readers the legal way (
Ad Management Plug-Ins And Tutorials For Your Website (
Eric Ries: Vanity Metrics vs. Actionable Metrics (
Mixpanel Takes Stat Tracking Beyond Google Analytics (
High Impact/Low Effort SEO from a Developer's Perspective (
Search Engine Ranking Factors 2009 (
Six Tips For Improving High Bounce / Low Conversion Web Pages (
A Look Behind The Curtain At Facebook’s Optimization Efforts (
What Do SEOs Know? (
Predicting Conversions on a Website using Visitor Behavior (
It's Time For Google To Take A Stand On Paid Links And Other SEO Practices (
Links to SEO related articles (
5 Ways to Get Your Blog Indexed by Google in 24 Hours (
Woopra Opens Its doors for Live Web Analytics (
SEO FAQ (or why you shouldn't hire an SEO "expert") (
Three effective tips to get started with conversion rate optimization (
You Aren't Average (
The 84% who don't click on ads (
Stupid Marketing Tricks and Other Topics (
Improved conversions by 25%. Thanks Hacker News! (
The Case against Engagement (as an online ad metric) (
A 4-Step Process for a Positive Web Marketing Approach (
The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period! (
Quick, Free, and Easy Ways to Market Your Startup (
10 Simple Web Accessibility Tips You Can Do Today (
Ask HN: Getting users (
Ask HN: What do you use to monitor your websites? (
Early Adopters: How To Get The First Users To Your New Site (
Diving deep into user behavior with Google Analytics, Event Tracking, and jQuery (
The 4 Metrics of User Acquisition and the Customer Bulls Eye (
My $1/day Adwords Account (
$0 to $20 Million: Ten Hand-to-Hand Sales Tactics (
Strategic SEO for Startups (
How to make your application viral (
The Horseshoe of Loyalty (
2 Services to Help Start-ups Promote (
The Missing Google Analytics Manual (
Successful Strategies For Selling Ad Space On Low-Traffic Websites (
Designing startup metrics to drive successful behavior (
How Unique Is A Unique Visitor? (
A Massive misallocation of online advertising dollars (
How Google’s Algorithm Rules the Web (
How my site disappeared from Google search (
Getting traction for your startup – how we did it (
10 Simple Tips for Launching a Website (
Ask HN: "Basic SEO"? (
How to Increase Conversions on any Website in 45 Minutes (
Google Analytics in Depth: Goals and Funnels (
Microsoft attributes $80-$100 million dollars in revenue to a shade of blue (
Ways to improve the SEO of any website (
Page Rank 0 to 4 in Under Four Months, How I did it (
Quick SEO Tip: Set Preferred Domain in Google Webmaster Tools (
Promote Your Startup - Help a Reporter (
Ways to get 100 potential customers for $5 a day (
5 SEO Tactics That Make You Look Like a Douche (
SEO Is Mostly Quack Science (
Ask HN: What kind of advertising have you tried that worked? (
10 SEO tips to remember when building your Website (
SEO for Software Companies (
Search analysis with Google Analytics (
If you build it, they won't come (
Analysis: What are the Web's Top Sources of Referral Traffic? (
How to promote your design business on the cheap (
Ten Steps To Ten Thousand Sign Ups Before We Even Launch Our Startup (
SEO Strategy that Works (
Common SEO mistakes with Webpage Titles (
GinzaMetrics Aims to bring simplicity to SEO Software (
How to make money with SEO (
Best resources to learn SEO (for free) (
How we improved the SEO performance of, a mini how-to (
How Google instant can help and hurt SEO (
Create Great Websites, Without Any SEO (
Ask HN: SEO checklists and what to do next? (
How we got 100,000 visitors without noticing (
A different way to make a big difference in 2010 (
If you build it, they won't come, unless… (
Common SEO Mistakes Committed By Web Designers And Developers (
SEO for Bing versus Google (
Offer HN: SEO Help (
Offer HN: I will build you a marketing campaign to get more traffic (
SEO & Link Building Via Blog Comments (
On buying unmeasurable media (
Jeff Atwood - The Sitemap Paradox (
Ask HN: Unique domain or subdomain? (
Lessons learned from helping over 150 startups with marketing (
Comprehensive SEO Site Audit Guide (
Startup marketing lessons learned: adwords is only the beginning (
Startup Killer: the Cost of Customer Acquisition (
Where Are All The Internet Sales Guys? (CarWoo YC S09) (
Google responds to NY Times article by improving its algorithms (
50 Ways to Get Your Site Noticed (
Thinking Out Loud: What's Driving Groupon? (
Sacked by a Google algorithm (
How I Made My First 100 Sales (
Ask HN: Went from $30 a day to $300 with less traffic. what? (
Selling to small businesses is damn hard. Here’s How (
How to get your startup on Hacker News (
One startup's journey into SEO (
Misjudging risk (and bad decisions) (
Google: Spam Really Has Increased Lately. We’re Fixing That, And Content Farms Are Next (
How to increase conversion with web design (
Improving Sales: The Excuse Department Is Closed (
How to get your first 1000 users (
NYT Exposes J.C. Penney Link Scheme That Causes Plummeting Rankings in Google (
A Tweet's Effect on SEO Rankings - An Unexpected Case Study (
User Friendly SEO (
Marketing (
Marketing (The Bug Report) (
Link to your competition (2010) (
I Disagree with Fred; Marketing is for Companies that Have Great Products (
Marketing and the Bubble (
Adding Millions To Your Valuation Using SEO (
How an Illinois rest stop inspired a web page (
SEO Remains A Viable Marketing Strategy For Anyone (
SEO is no longer a viable marketing strategy for startups (
BrightEdge: 25 Percent Of Companies Audited Had Illegitimate Backlinks To Their Sites (
How I Wished My Best Customers on Their Birthdays (
10 Excellent SEO Tips That Will Improve Your Web Design (
Accidental SEO: How I got 400,000 page views without even knowing it (
The 5 Minute Guide To Cheap Startup Advertising (
Make your startup ridiculously easy to write about. Put together a press pack (
7 SEO Tips for your Django Site (
How to hide Ryanair (
White Hat SEO: It F$#ing Works (
SEO keyword research tool for hackers (
RankAbove Offers Start-up and Non-Profit SEO Packages To Companies Who Aren’t Thinking About SEO (
The Future of Advertising Will Be Integrated (
Don't Use Private Registration (
The Value of Teaching Your Customers How to Spell (
5 Little-Known Web Files That Can Enhance Your Website (
What Potential Impact Can HTML5 Have on SEO (
LivingSocial’s 5 Simple Tactics for Getting 30 Million Subscribers (
Leveraging Social Content for SEO (
10 marketing lessons for tech startups (
The Noob Guide to Online Marketing (
Fastest Way to Lose $50 - Our Failed Admob Experiment (
Visual Website Optimizer new interface + new features + 10,000 accounts (
Don't be fooled by vanity metrics (
How My Popular Site was Banned by Google (
In search of search (
SEO Techniques Web Developers Need to Learn (
How Google gets you to pay more for less (
How cold calling (properly) works better than AdWords (
How to Make Your Startup Go Viral The Pinterest Way (
The Golden Age of Internet Marketing? (
Pages With Too Many Ads Above The Fold Now Penalized By Google (
Search vs Social (
OptimalKeyword Chooses All The Right Words For Your Social Advertising Campaign (
One Year Later: How Google Panda Changed Our Business (
What Every Programmer Should Know About SEO (
Too Much SEO? Google’s Working On An “Over-Optimization” Penalty For That (
What Every Start-up Should Know about PR (
Another step to reward high-quality sites (
Steps to Getting More Targeted Website Traffic with SEO Copywriting (
GM Says facebook ads don't work, pulls $10 million account (
Pizza Delicious Bought An Ad On Facebook. How'd They Do? (

Local SEO
Local Search Ranking Factors (
Google Maps: Citations, Reviews, & User Content (
Using Google MY MAPS to Market Your Business (
10 Likely Elements of Google’s Local Search Algorithm (
Google Places listing was okay, now it's rejected (
How being a bully fuels this trader's profits because of Google (
Social Commerce And The New Rules For Local Businesses (
Boost traffic with local search (

How To Increase Site Performance Through A/B Split Testing (
Clicktale + Rails = Better Usability (
Ultimate A/B Testing resources and how I used them (
Google Website Optimizer Case Study: Daily Burn, 20%+ Improvement (
Feedback Army: Simple, Cheap Usability Testing for Your Website. ( Real-time Analytics, Funnel Analysis (
Minor Lessons from A/B Testing (
A/B and Qualitative User Testing ( Resources for A/B and multivariate testing of web apps (
Mixpanel: A/B testing to increase your conversions the Eric Ries way (
BrowserMob Launches Monitoring Tool For Website Health (
Server network monitoring tools that kickass (
Effective A/B Testing: Making money with statistics (
Online Experimentation at Microsoft (
11 ways to get customer feedback (
Usability Testing Demystified (
Google Releases API for Website Optimizer: A/B & Multivariate Testing for All (
The Myth of Usability Testing (
Adobe's Browser Lab (
Vischeck: Test how your site looks to someone that is color blind (
21 Resources for Getting Design Feedback (
3x Improvement: Great sign-up page split-test for a web-app (
Easy statistics for AdWords A/B testing, and hamsters (
A/B Testing - How much data do you need? (
The Myth of Usability Testing (
WooRank Screens Your Website, For Free (
Lessons learned from A/B Testing of Olympic Store (
What My User Survey Taught Me (
The $5 Guerrilla User Test (
A roundup of UX Applications (
Always Split Test: A Homeless Person's Sign (
4 People You Should Ask For Website Feedback (
How Not To Run An A/B Test (
Lemonade Stand Operator A/B Tests His Attire - Suits FTW (
Visual Web Optimizer - A/B Testing (
Press 9 for more options - A/B Testing (
Critique a Web Page in 30 Seconds or Less (
Quick and Dirty Remote User Testing (
Triple Your Google AdWords CTR Overnight by Doing Nothing (
See Your Website The Way Your Users Do. (
Cross browser testing a detailed review of tools and services (
HTML and CSS Debugging Tools (
The Ultimate Guide To A/B Testing (
How ReplaceDirect used A/B testing to reduce cart abandonment by 25% (
A complete guide to A/B Testing (
Website maintenance tips for front end developers (
Gazehawk does eyetracking with webcams (
Overcoming the Obstacles of Usability Testing (
Eyetracking studies from the world's biggest blogs (
How we made an extra $14 million a year for a travel company (
How We Doubled Our Conversion Rate In Two Days (
In defense of A/B testing (
Designing By Numbers: Data Analysis for Web Designers ( Offers Powerful Real-Time Analytics, HeatMaps, And A Touch Of Creepy (
How to Track Six Key Metrics for Your Web App (
Visual Website Optimizer: Another Way To Run A/B Tests On Your Site (
How We Increased Conversion Actions 218% And Increased Sales 0% (
Six Metrics Every Business Should Track (
Eye Tracking vs. Mouse Tracking (
How to measure page load time with google analytics (
Collect and analyze user feedback on screens or mockups (
Multivariate Testing in Action: Five Simple Steps to Increase Conversion Rates (
The Effectiveness of Test Driven Development (With Case Studies) (
Top A/B Testing and Conversion Rate Optimization resources (
The $20 Starbucks Test (
Ramit Sethi’s surprising lessons from A/B testing (
A culture of testing (
How to Measure the Effectiveness of Web Designs (
Appsumo reveals its A/B testing secret: only 1 out of 8 tests produce results (
Multivariate Testing 101: A Scientific Method Of Optimizing Design (
How startups can use metrics to drive success (
Looking Beyond Google PageRank: Alternative SEO Metrics (
11 Leading Tools for Free Website Analytics (
Helpful Tips & Tools for Web Design Experiments (
Try to Be a Test User Sometime (
37signals: A/B testing part 3: Finalé (
Relentlessly focus on your customers: test usability. (
How Metrics Can Make You A Better Designer (
Defining Churn Rate (
Site-wide markup validation (
A Guide To Heuristic Website Reviews (
What makes someone leave a website? (
10 tools to analyze your website (
Never Take Your Eyes Off This Hacker Metric (

Technical Support
Supporting Your Product: How To Provide Technical Support (

Five Simple Steps to Typesetting on the web: Printing the web (
Make any web page print friendly (
Repeating HTML Table Headers on Each Printed Page (
10 Tips for Better Print Style Sheets (
Open source print stylesheet for the web developer (
How To Set Up A Print Style Sheet (

Processing Payments
HN: Taking payments online (
Device Detection Protects Your Site from Fraud (
Payvment Enables Retail Storefronts On Facebook Via PayPal’s Adaptive Payments API (
14 Options for Managing Membership Websites (
Need Help Selecting a Payment Processor? Look No Further Than Payments-R-Us (
Chargify vs. Spreedly vs. Cheddargetter: Subscription-Billing Service Prices (
“Is PayPal good for your microISV business?” A short PayPal horror story (
Increase Revenue with Friendly Credit Card Errors (
Aria: Providing Cheaper PCI Compliance for Payment Processors (
Online retailers install widget to enable group buying (
Ask HN: As a non-US resident, how do I accept CC payments on my website? (
Screen credit card processors by payment gateway (
Online Subscription Billing Is A Pain. Recurly Wants To Alleviate It. (
Google Checkout Nightmare and the $126,000 phone call (
Friendly payments (
ntuit Squares Off In Mobile Credit, With A Little Help From Apple (
Ask HN: dealing with credit card fraud while selling physical products online? (
SaaS Subscription Billing, or How to avoid getting your n*ts in a vice (
Ask HN: Help me understand online payment gateways (
The Future Of Paywalls: Microtransactions, Buy-Ins, And Content Wars (
Paypal alternatives (
How to Get Deadbeat eBay Bidders to Pay Up (
Negative Option (Collecting a credit card at free-trial signup time) (
FeeFighters Raises $1.6 Million To Be The BillShrink For Business Services (
The New Money: How Square could transform transactions in surprising ways (
PayPal’s Express Checkout Helps Bump Merchant Sales By 18 Percent (
Online Subscription Billing Is Still A Hassle, SaaSy Aims To Change That (
Taking Credit Card Payments Online: What’s Involved? (
Ask HN: How are lean startups easily accepting CC payments? (
Payments Service Dwolla Hits $1M A Week In Transactions (
Ask HN: How do you collect delinquent payment for contract work? (
Breaking The Rules: A UX Case Study (
A Woman, A Cupcake, A Bank And A Square: Why Credit Card Companies Are Scared Of Change (
Getting Started With The PayPal API (
Online Payments Platform Braintree Processing $8 Million Per Day (
Stripe: instant payment processing for developers (
This 28-year-old's Iowa startup moves $350 million a year (
Online Merchant Lender Kabbage Raises Another $12 Million (
AWS Marketplace (
10 Excellent Online Payment Systems (

Smart Phones: IPhone, Blackberry & Other Mobiles
52 E-Commerce Stores on the iPhone (
iPhone Apps Design Mistakes: Over-Blown Visuals (
iPhone Development Emergency Guide (
30 iPhone Apps with Sexy Interfaces (
Pizza Hut’s Delicious iPhone App (
How to Create Your First iPhone Application (
20 Killer iPhone Game Designs (
How Do iPhone Users Find New Apps? (
Creating a (Web-based) BlackBerry Version of Your Rails App (
An Experiment in Blackberry Development: Lessons Learned (
13 Tips To Improve Your Site’s Accessibility From a Mobile (
Distimo: App Store Analytics (
Android GUI PSD Vector Kit (
The iPhone is Not Easy to Use: A New Direction for User Experience Design (
Video of the development of a popular Iphone application (
Convert First Month Sales (
Showcase of Designs Optimized for iPhone (
Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (
iPhone App Design Trends (
Setting Up Photoshop For Web, App and iPhone Development (
iPhone Apps Design Mistakes: Disregard Of Context (
Apple's Mistake & Getting Approved (
Prototyping, Mockup, and Wireframing Tools for iPhone App Development (
Top 3 Marketing Tips for Beating the App Store Blackbox (
Sonoa’s Mobile App Accelerator Looks To Cut Load Times By 90% (
The Mother Lode of Data on the Mobile Internet (
35 Beautiful iPhone App Website Designs (
How to Market your Mobile Application (
Leah Culver - Three weeks of iPhone development (
Forms On Mobile Devices: Modern Solutions (
iPad Templates and Stencils (
How to Make Money on the iPad (
Useful Design Tips For Your iPad App (
Mobile Web Design - Is it worth it? (
Designing for the iPad (
How To Use CSS3 Media Queries To Create a Mobile Version of Your Website (
A Useful Selection of Android Developer Tools and Resources (
Designing Web Apps for the iPad (
Mobile web design - best practices (
Android & iPhone App Design: Is it twice the work? (
Most common words unique to 1-star and 5-star App Store reviews (
Choosing Wines at the Touch of a Screen (
iPhone App Designs Reviewed: Critique Board and Lessons Learned (
Here’s what we’ve learned about doing UI for mobile web apps with HTML5 (
Get Started Developing for Android with Eclipse (
How to Build a Mobile Website (
37signals' Chalk Dissected (
My Android development income report (
$80,000 a Month in App Sales by Outsourcing Everything (
New Rails-like Framework from 37signals for HTML5 Mobile Apps (
Fragmentation: Mobile Apps (
Is it hard to become an Android developer…? (
Designing for iPhone 4 Retina Display: Techniques and Workflow (
iPhone vs Android OS Fragmentation (
Mobile web developers: Your users hate it when you do this (
A Study of Trends in Mobile Design (
Where Should Mobile Developers Focus? (
Android vs iOS: A Developer's Perspective (
The Cost of Building BlackBerry Apps (
Apple's Best Kept Secret: Ad Hoc Installs for Testing Purposes (
Page Flips Are Better Than Infinite Scroll (
$100K in 4 months: A niche app's path to App Store success (
Rental cellphones let developers test their mobile apps (
UI Guidelines for mobile and tablet web app design (
TestFlight: Super Simple, Over-The-Air App Beta Testing Comes To The iPhone (
Making it a mobile web app (
26% of Apps Downloaded in 2010 Were Used Just Once (
Ask HN: Best way to write an app for both Android and iOS? (
It's not too late to be Early in Mobile (
Considerations for Mobile Design: Speed (
How to get 4 to 5 stars on the App Store (
Show HN: Beginning Android for iOS Developers (
The Complete Guide for Starting iPhone and iOS Development (
New Startup Now Pulling In Over $100k in Monthly Revenues (
10 iOS Libraries to Make Your Life Easier (
Mobile App Users Are Both Fickle And Loyal: Study (
A Few Android App Developers Rake in Millions (
Get Started Developing For Android With Eclipse, Reloaded (
Mobile Boilerplate: a best practice baseline for your mobile Web app (
How to build a great mobile development team (
Mobile Form Design Strategies (
A Collection of Attractive Websites for iPad Applications (
Why do apps from the same company look worse on Android than on iPhone? (
Who will be the billionaires in the new app economy? (
Lessons from mobile web design (
Mobile Web Design: 10 Tips To Better Usability (
A User-Centered Approach To Web Design For Mobile Devices (
Building Mobile Web Apps the Right Way (
Apple App Approval Tips Nobody Told Me About (
Native Apps Or Web Apps? Particle Code Wants You To Do Both (
User interface design for iPhone apps (
Android vs iOS; A Usability Battle (
Google Maps For Mobile Crosses 200 Million Installs; In June It Will Surpass Desktop Usage (
10 Ways the Mobile Web is Different (
Android (
Designing for Android (
Some Apps Do Sell: Developer Makes $750K in 3 Weeks on Android Market (
(Android) Developer Income Report #11 (
Apica Raises $2 Million To Expand To The U.S. And Make Your Web And Mobile Apps Speedier (
Available in all sizes: 30 Flexible websites (
Guidelines For Designing High-Performance Mobile User Experiences (
Android vs. iOS: The Heated Battle Over Mobile Advertising [Infographic] (
30/10/10 (
IPhone Apps Design Mistakes: Over-Blown Visuals (2009) (
The ultimate responsive web design roundup (
How to Write Good iOS Apps (
Another 'Android from the perspective of an iOS developer' Post (
Who Spends More In Freemium Games? Battle Of The Sexes Edition (
Mobile app design considerations for web designers (
Results: iOS Game Revenue Survey (
Top 20% of iPhone devs make 97% of category revenue (
10 amazing Android Development Tips (
Mobile Ad Spending In The U.S. Expected To Grow 65 Percent In 2011 To $1.2 Billion (
UX Design Guidelines For Smartphones (
Show HN: Learn iPhone and iPad development in less than an hour (
Mobile UI Patterns (
Four months with Android (An iOS user's exploration) (
Secret iOS business; what you don’t know about your apps (
Mobile apps must die (
OccupyAppStore (
Financial Times Hits 1M Users On HTML5 Site That Dodges Apple’s Tax (
Report: Android Apps Make Only 24 Percent As Much As iOS Apps (
If Freemium Is In, Then Why Do Paid Apps Still Reign Supreme? (
Sunday Is The Best Day To Launch Your Mobile App (
App Store Milestone: $10K (
Elements of Successful iPhone Games (
Trigger Raises $1M From SV, Paul Graham etc For Cross-Platform Mobile Dev (
Cost breakdown for Stripe, Braintree, Chargify, Recurly and Saasy (
Mobile web developers: Your users hate it when you do this (
Do iOS apps crash more than Android? (
Illustrator Template Toolbox for Web, Mobile and App Developers (
A Showcase of 30 iPad User Interfaces (
Ten Things To Think About When Designing Your iPad App (
Designing for iPad: Reality Check (
Survey: A Quarter Of All Doctors In Europe Use iPads Professionally (
Fast Track to the Mobile App: Certifying and Prepping Your App for Windows Marketplace (
Foursquare Solves A Basic UI Problem That Eludes Google Maps And Yelp (
20 things every mobile developer should know (
Finger-Friendly Design: Ideal Mobile Touchscreen Target Sizes (
Apple’s Start Developing iOS Apps Today Guide Is a Roadmap for Creating Your First App (
For Some Developers, Amazon Appstore Now Brings In More Money (
Common mobile web design mistakes (
Apple Acquires Chomp; App Store Search And Discovery To Be Completely Revamped (
Making of an iPhone app design (Sharypic) (
I launched an iPhone app yesterday, and all I got were some stupid lessons (
From Miserable Launch to Decent Success in 3 Months, Thanks to Hacker News (
A Dad’s Plea To Developers Of iPad Apps For Children (
8 Tips to Follow for iPad App Designers (
How Apple Could Fight The Bots, Scams And Other App Store Junk (
Mobile UI Design Patterns: 10+ Sites for Inspiration (
iOS app success is a lottery: 60% (or more) of developers don't break even (
The Art Of The iOS Icon (

Other Tools
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12 Excellent Social News Sites for Web Designers (
10 Web Apps To Build The Next Big Thing Without Writing Code (
40 Great Adobe AIR Applications for Designers and Developers (
Vindicia: Integrated billing and fraud management for ecommerce (
A Guide to Google Analytics and Useful Tools (
30 Cheat Sheets and Reference Guides for Web Professionals (
10+ Sites to Help you Manage beyond Web 2.0 (
5 Web Design E-Books That Don’t Suck (
70 Tutorials Using Photoshop To Design A Website (
Massive Compilation of Designer Tools (
The Ultimate Round-Up of Fireworks Tutorials and Resources (
Start-up Tools (
SlickMap CSS: Create site maps on the fly for CSS (
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Sales 2.0 & Sales intelligence products (
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25 jQuery Image Gallery/Slider Tutorials and Plugins (
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Application: Convert web traffic into direct telephony (
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AirDropper Requests Files via Email and Saves to Your Dropbox (
Share big files online with these services (
10 Tools For Finding, Registering And Managing Domain Names (
Finding and buying a domain name (
Best Domain Name Registrar: Namecheap (
How to buy a domain (
As Yet Unnamed No More - On picking a name (
5 Web Accessibility Improvement Tools (
Why we moved away from “the cloud” to a “real” server (
22 Awesome Adobe AIR Applications for Designers (
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40+ Web Development Tools for those with slow net connections (
Top 20 Essential Firefox Add-ons Web Designers (
Reach a Larger Audience with Content Translation Tools (
Find out what's being copied on your site / linked (
7 Tools You Should Be Using For Better Web Designs (
15 Google Chrome Extensions for People Who Build Websites (
The Top 15 Google Products for People Who Build Websites (
50 Powerful Time-Savers For Web Designers (
Lean Domain Search Now Checks the Availability of 2,000 Domain Names per Search (
Need A New Name For Your Website? Why Not NameStation? (
Manage Events Like A Pro With WordPress (