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  Good ways to build communities around a web product


If a product wants to be successful, there are must be a group of loyal users of the product. Though their influence, more and more people get to know and product and start to use the product and again promote the product. The most difficult thing to promote a product after building an excellent product is to find the first bunch of users. For web products, same conditions apply, but the ways to promote the product may be more abundant. Besides the advertisement, there are other ways a web produ...

   Web product,Community,Promotion     2014-03-12 07:37:05


  Not better, but different


The most important feature of Apple products is usability--Simple, aesthetic, easy to use.Their products may not necessarily the most powerful, but they usually are the easiest to use. Following picture show a Mac (left) and a PC(right), which one looks better?Many products are trying to mimic these features, but one problem comes out:It's hard to keep a product simple while providing so many new features.If you continuously add new features to your product,  your product will become more c...

   Market positioning,Product manager     2012-05-19 13:29:20


  You’re Overthinking It


You comb Hacker News daily, marveling at the neatly packaged startup tales, uber-effective best practices, super clever engineering solutions, and lots and lots of links to websites filled with Helvetica, minimalism, and pastel colors. You’ve attended Lean Startup workshops, read Four Steps to the Epiphany, and subscribe to the Silicon Valley Product Group blog. Honestly, it’s all very intimidating. My product advice, from one overthinker to another overthinker – throw it all away. I...

   Product,Business potential,Quality,Steve Jobs     2012-02-02 07:03:36


  You’re Overthinking It


You comb Hacker News daily, marveling at the neatly packaged startup tales, uber-effective best practices, super clever engineering solutions, and lots and lots of links to websites filled with Helvetica, minimalism, and pastel colors. You’ve attended Lean Startup workshops, read Four Steps to the Epiphany, and subscribe to the Silicon Valley Product Group blog. Honestly, it’s all very intimidating. My product advice, from one overthinker to another overthinker – thr...

   UI,Overthink,Design,Implement     2012-03-20 07:50:21


  The Obvious, the Easy, and the Possible


Much of the tension in product development and interface design comes from trying to balance the obvious, the easy, and the possible. Figuring out which things go in which bucket is critical to fully understanding how to make something useful. Shouldn’t everything be obvious? Unless you’re making a product that just does one thing – like a paperclip, for example – everything won’t be obvious. You have to make tough calls about what needs to be obvious, what should be easy, and...

   Software,Obvious,Easy,Possible,Requirements     2011-11-30 11:48:12


  An ex-Mozilla employee's view about Chrome


Chrome now becomes the most popular web browser on the planet because it provides excellent user experience. As a general user, we think it's fast and easy to use. How about those who develop web browsers? How do they think about Chrome? Abhinav Sharma ,an ex-Mozilla employee and now Facebook employee, shared his opinion about Chrome. Mozilla fights an uphill battle given Google's advertising budget and capacity to have some incredibly good engineers and designers work on Chrome. They also came ...

   Chrome,Mozilla,Firefox     2013-07-28 23:09:19


  Xiaomi band with screen is around the corner


On May 10, the Chinese electronics company Xiaomi will hold a new product release conference to reveal its Xiaomi MAX, a new model of Xiaomi phone. Along with this phone, there will be other product releases as well, one of them will probably be the next generation of Xiaomi Band. In April, Lei Jun, Xiaomi CEO, seemed leak the look and design of a new wrist band while he was attending a company's year end party. This new wrist band should be the next generation of Xiaomi Band. The new band ...

   NEWS,XIAOMI,XIAOMI BAND,FIBIT,FITBIT ALTA,SMART DEVICE     2016-04-30 23:29:09


  System programming is still there


System programming is the practice of writing system software. System software lives at a low level, interfacing directly with the kernel and core system libraries. Your shell and your text editor, your compiler and your debugger, your core utilities and system daemons are all system software. But so are the network server, the web server, and the database. These components are entirely system software, primarily if not exclusively interfacing with the kernel and the C library. But nowadays more...

   System programming     2014-02-27 05:46:48


  In 2012, let’s stop talking web design and start talking product design


“My hope for 2012 is that some of the old guard of well-respected web gurus stop talking HTML and CSS and start talking serious development. I love the way many of the old guard write and evangelize, but I’m tired of discussing basically the same stuff we were in 2006.” I wasn’t specifically referring to Jeffrey Zeldman, but he (somewhat arrogantly) assumed I was, and responded with a sarcastic, “And a merry Christmas to you, sir.” ...

   Web design,Model,Module focus,2012     2011-12-26 08:49:03


  Should a startup focus on good user experience or ship something out quickly?


For a startup, there are always arguments about whether to build a good experience or instead ship something workable out quickly. These two seem contradict with each other and it is usually hard to decide for many startup founders. But in order to win over competitors and gain large portion of market shares as soon as possible, founders must think fast and make their life change decisions. So how should we decide whether we should focus on good user experience or we should ship out the product...

   User experience,Startup     2014-01-20 06:48:28