Apr 11, 2008
Mint is one of the coolest, more well-done applications I've seen in a long time. And boy, what an ambitious market to go after. As an entrepreneur, I found this interview with founder Aaron Patzer quite inspirational.
Some hilarious illustrations of client interactions that are all too familiar for web developers. For help in avoiding these types of clients, see "Identifying Your Ideal Client".
I was very fascinated by this rare glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes at Apple, some of which is not that appealing. A great read with great insights about working in the corporate world.
This is a superb historical look at the Amazon shopping cart, and it's evolution through the years. Really great stuff.
No one says things quite like Seth Godin. Digging into his archives, I thought this post on some things clients should know when working with a designer were right on.
I want to make it clear that I nor anyone on our team is bitter about any current client relationships. We have GREAT clients and love working with them. Regardless, I think Seth's thoughts are on the money, as usual.
Jakob Nielsen provides a top-10 list of mistakes made when building a web application. Some of them are more obvious than others, but always worth a refresher.
Put this in the "ideas I wish I thought of" category. uTest is a community of professional application testers. They will test your software for you, and you just pay for each bug found. Awesome.
Here's what I consider a really great idea for creating "glossy" text with CSS and the clever use of PNGs.
Describing this video would not do it justice, just watch . . .