Things I found on the web this week (5th October)

Image from: Dark UIs: the dos and don’ts

This week: keeping things simple with some excellent resources, essential reading from a startup veteran, and some surprising user onboarding ‘teardowns’.

Here are the things I found interesting on the web this week.

Happy reading!


Office Hours

Book a mentoring session with a tech/design/startup superhero! No, really! They are waiting to hear from you.


User Onboarding

Think Apple do a great job of onboarding users? Think again! Check out the Teardowns for some uncomfortable user onboarding experiences, with hints on how they could have got it right.

The More You Communicate with Users, the Higher Chance You’ll Build Something They Want

An interview with Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt.

Design Sprints by Jake Knapp

“In this incredible talk from Mind the Product London 2017, Jake Knapp shared how he developed the Design Sprint, and how to do them well.”

Dark UIs: the dos and don’ts

Think carefully before choosing a dark colour scheme for you app or website. But if you do, here are some tips on how to make it work for you.


My advice to non-technical founders. Or, why you shouldn’t outsource your startup.

This is a brilliant (old but relevant) article from a very experienced startup founder. Read on for his advice on how you CAN (and should) launch your product without any technical expertise.


This is a great resource of freelancers available to do odd jobs for your startup. Remember these are people who are not invested in your idea so choose carefully the jobs you request.

Compiled with ❤️ in Qatar

Every week I read stuff on the web that I think would help Qatar-based tech startups design and build brilliant products. I save up all the interesting things and publish them here, and send them out via

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