Things I found on the web this week (9th November)
This week: a jam packed edition! If you read to the end you get a special HEART from Google.
Also: Instagram updated for Arabic audiences, design frameworks from Mailchimp, Airbnb, Microsoft and more, how can e-commerce win against Amazon, validate your idea for less than $1.
Here are the things I found interesting on the web this week.
// DESIGN THINGS
Sketch is by far the best software for digital designers and it comes with a ton of useful kits and plugins to speed up the design process. This is one of them.
Shopify, Airbnb, Mailchimp, Microsoft, Trello, Buzzfeed, Apple… see how the big guys do design.
// PR THINGS
“The easiest way to pitch your startup to journalist and get media coverage is a Presskit. Create yours now”.
// PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT THINGS
“A practical guide for startups , marketers & designers who want to create better landing pages, faster.”
An honest article about the pros and cons of offshore development teams including some tips on how to make it work.
// IOT THINGS
Interesting thoughts from this IoT expert on why the industry needs to professionalise and how it can generate trust.
// INSTAGRAM THINGS
Good news for Arabic Instagram users!
// AMAZON THINGS
Taking stock of Amazon’s meteoric rise and impact on industries from e-commerce to logistics.
// VALIDATION THINGS
Entrepreneurs on the DIC’s IdeaCamp program will know how easy it is to validate your idea without spending a penny. This article is a 101 of how to succeed before you spend big.
// UX THINGS
“Thinking about conducting some user research? Wondering which techniques are most likely to provide useful results? Then look no further.”
“Google’s UX research team has come up with the Google HEART framework to measure the quality of user experience.” This is a fantastic tool to help you plan your product development.
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 tinyletter.com/jennyellenbrown