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Takeaways: GA’s ‘How to build a mobile app’ class

17 Feb

Class: General Assembly session on “How to build a mobile app“, led by @peterbell.

Date: February 15 2012, 18:00-21:00

This was a useful session which focussed (for the better, I thought) more on how to think about developing a mobile strategy than on the technical nuts and bolts of building a specific application.

Peter Bell, CTO of Go Pow Wow and a lean startup coach, divided the session into five sections:

  1. The importance of mobile
  2. Do you need an app? (or will a “mobile site” do?)
  3. Native apps vs ‘web’ apps
  4. Stepping towards mobile
  5. Testing

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How to Master the Design of Compelling Calls-to-Action

13 Feb

How to Master the Design of Compelling Calls-to-Action:

Some good tips here – and CTAs are often taken for granted.

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Podcasts for Hackers – Design Pepper

12 Feb

Podcasts for Hackers – Design Pepper:

A great list of podcasts featuring a “mix of intellectually stimulating material and light listening” and geared toward would-be and current startup-ers (starter-ups?). *adds to iPod*

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18 Great Examples of Sketched UI Wireframes and Mockups | Inspiration

11 Feb

18 Great Examples of Sketched UI Wireframes and Mockups | Inspiration

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10 Free Printable Web Design Wireframing Templates | Freebies

11 Feb

10 Free Printable Web Design Wireframing Templates | Freebies

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Toggling Line Numbers and Soft Wrap in TextWrangler

11 Feb

Toggling Line Numbers and Soft Wrap in TextWrangler

Handy.

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WordPress Headline Split Tester | Cogblog

10 Feb

WordPress plugin for A/B testing headlines. Handy.