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UI Movement - The best UI design inspiration, every day. How to Acquire Customers: 19 "Traction" Channels to Start Testing Today. How much of your time as an entrepreneur or member of a young company should be focused on acquiring customers versus developing your product or service?

How to Acquire Customers: 19 "Traction" Channels to Start Testing Today

According to Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares, the answer is 50%—split time evenly between building your product or service and bringing in new customers for it. That’s their argument in Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers, a book based on Weinberg’s experience as the CEO and founder of search engine DuckDuckGo and Mares' time as the director of revenue at error tracking app maker Exceptional Cloud Services.

On top of their own stories, they highlight best practices from dozens of successful founders and marketers who are masters at a specific customer acquisition channel, such as email marketing, sales or search engine optimization. "Almost every failed startup has a product. What failed startups don’t have are enough customers. "

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One Page Love: Launch Template on Template Stash. The Ultimate Startup Toolkit - Unique curations of the best resources and tools for startups by Ben Tossell. Gmail mass email tips: Avoid the spammy look with the personalized touch. Gmail contact groups are great for sending a single email message to a specific set of people, but what if you want to give each email a personal touch, such as with a newsletter or promotional offer?

Gmail mass email tips: Avoid the spammy look with the personalized touch

Unlike Microsoft Office, Google’s productivity suite doesn’t have a native mail-merge feature you can leverage to do this. But don’t sweat it: With a little help from Google Sheets and a free downloadable script, you can personalize bulk email messages in Gmail in minutes. Just remember, Google allows you to send only 100 emails per day using scripts. Here’s how to get started. 1. Log into your Google Drive account. Next, go to the menu bar and select Add-ons > Get add-ons. 8 tips for virtual collaboration, from TED’s tech team. TED’s technology team is spread out across the country, so we rely on videoconferencing to do our work.

8 tips for virtual collaboration, from TED’s tech team

But don’t let the image fool you — we rarely wear suits. Image courtesy of iStock Our 29-member Technology Team is spread out. TED HQ is in New York, but our team includes developers who live in six other states — from Florida to Oregon, with a stopoff in South Dakota — and two other countries. (Yes, tech talent doesn’t always reside in New York and San Francisco.) We know we’re not alone. Review your tools. Recurly Mobile: Mobile solutions for subscription businesses. - helps you choose fonts! Ecologie par l' Objet - Objets Pub Express ® Fournisseur d' Objets Publicitaires Recyclés pour les Entreprises. [CG Textures] - Textures for 3D, graphic design and Photoshop! Formations vidéos créatives sur le Motion Design. TUTO . com : Tuto Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, Indesign.

7 techniques to design killer graphics for your blog posts. There’s never a shortage of blog posts to read, so how do you decide which ones are worth your time and which to ignore?

7 techniques to design killer graphics for your blog posts

I always try to read high quality, well thought out articles and tend to skip the blog posts that look hastily slapped together. Good graphics will go a long way towards making a blog post look interesting and high quality. Today I want to show you how to create graphics that make people want to read and share your work. Prerequisite: finding good photos Not all of my techniques require photos, but they are the easiest starting point for unique, high quality graphics. I’ve used this site for nearly a decade. I like to browse through the Abstract category to see get a random selection of photos. Unsplash Unsplash is a collection of completely free (you don’t even need to attribute the photographer) photos. Flickr Creative Commons If you need something more specific, Flickr Creative Commons search has been my go-to place for years. 1. 2. 3. 4. Using color 5. 6. Startup Swag! - Custom t-shirts, socks, buttons, and more swag for your fans. The 100 best free fonts. We've scoured the web to present you with a fine and varied selection of free fonts.

The 100 best free fonts

Including scripts, serifs, and a range of ligatures, these fonts will give you greater flexibility in your designs, and add to your arsenal of design tools. This list represents the 100 best free fonts we've found in a variety of styles. We have many other articles covering specialist font types including handwriting fonts, graffiti fonts, web fonts and more, but we have sectioned our main list under these styles: Most of the typeface collections listed here can be used in your projects, but please be sure to check the terms. Now join us as we present you with 100 of the best free fonts, which you can download and use today. 01. Format: TTF, OTF, WOFF Linux Libertine was designed by the Libertine Open Fonts Project and, according to Wikipedia, "aims to create free and open alternatives to proprietary typefaces such as Times Roman". 02.

Format: TTF. Handpicked free fonts for graphic designers with. Welcome to