Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tools for Testing Website Usability

Source: Mashable, Sep 2011 1. User Task Analysis 2. Readability 3. Site Navigability 4. Accessibility 5. Website Speed 6. User Experience

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Sales through Tablets: 4%-5%

Source: WSJ, Sep 2011 Tablets still account for only a small percentage of overall e-commerce, but they are punching above their weight. While the conversion rate—orders divided by total visits—is 3% for shoppers using a traditional PC, it is 4% … Continue reading

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Comparing Startup Terms

Source: TechCrunch, Sep 2011 Tremaine, StartupLawBlog and Greenline Legal have teamed up to create a tool that allows founders to compare the provisions of term sheets side-by-side with a number of widely recognized standards. Many VCs and angels use the National … Continue reading

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Equity for Advisors

Source: TechCrunch, Sep 2011 Founder Institute and Orrick have denoted three “levels of company maturity” that have different implications for how to define the advisor-founder agreement: idea, startup, and growth. In addition, they qualify the terms with three “levels of … Continue reading

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Pitching to the Press

Source: The Guardian, Sep 2011 Matt Rosoff, West Coast editor at Business Insider, was first up, explaining what makes a story in Silicon Valley. “I’m most interested in market movers, companies that have a real business or are on their way … Continue reading

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Lean Launchpad: How to Build a Web Startup

Source: Steve Blank website, Sep 2011 How To Build a Web Startup – The Lean LaunchPad Edition Here’s the step-by-step process we suggest our students use in our Lean LaunchPad classes. Set up the logistics to manage your team Craft company … Continue reading

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Screencasting Tips & Best Practices

Source: RWW, Sep 2011 Tool time PiratePad for collaborative editing Audacity for audio editing Camtasia Studio for video editing and screen recording Wistia.com for video embedding and tracking tools Some tips and best practices A word about your audio: I write the script and … Continue reading

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Warby Parker @ US$100M valuation

Source: Business Insider, Sep 2011 Two sources involved in the financing and one additional industry source say that Warby Parker is raising a massive round. We’re hearing the valuation is  ~ $100-120 million. There are other online glasses retailers, but investors’ excitement … Continue reading

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Just Fabulous raised US$62M (total)

Source: TechCrunch, Sep 2011 JustFabulous, a fashion retail and styling platform, has raised $33 million in Series A funding lead by Matrix Partners (who also invested in flash sales giant Gilt Groupe) with co-investment from Technology Crossover Ventures and fashion mogul … Continue reading

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Resources for Interface Designers

Source: Mashable, Sep 2011 1. MephoBox 2. UI Patterns 3. Pattern Tap 4. Inspire UX 5. UI Scraps 6. Web Design Practices 7. User Interface Engineering   8. Boxes and Arrows

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