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Alice and Kev Recruiting programmers to your startup Here are some things I’ve learned over the years about recruiting programmers* to startups. This is a big topic: many of the points I make briefly here could warrant their own blog posts, and I’m sure I’ve omitted a lot. - The most important thing to understand is what motivates programmers. - Software development is a creative activity and needs to be treated as such. It is sometimes helpful to think of recruiting as 3 phases: finding candidates, screening candidates, and convincing candidates to join you. - Finding means making contact with good candidates. - Screening. - Convincing them to join you. A few things not to do: you will never beat, say, Google on perks or job security so don’t even bother to pitch those. Finally, I’ve long believed that early-stage, funded startups systematically under-grant equity to employees. Post-traction companies can use the old numbers – you can’t.
Step-By-Step Website Development – Check List I’ve talked a lot about website development, and hopefully I’ve stressed how important it is to make a plan. To help you make your plan, here is a simplified checklist for the development and design of a website ($ indicates potential additional fees that may be incurred). Development Gathering of information related to site contentWebsite Name (Domain Name) ResearchCompetition ResearchedWebsite Title ChosenWebsite Host ResearchWebsite Host Chosen and Registered $Website Name ChosenWebsite Name Purchase $Website Structure and Organization EstablishedLink Exchange ResearchedLink Exchange Page Set UpArticles/Resources Provided/ResearchedArticles/Resources ChosenAdvertising Inclusion ImplementedSearch Engine Submission PreparedSearch Engine Submission Implemented $Review Search Engine Submission Results (1-4 months after public release) Design Website Maintenance Checklist Resources Subscribe Via Feedburner Subscribe by Email Copyright Lorelle VanFossen. Reach out and touch someone social:
Swink Direct Mail Promo Piece Many thanks to the good people at Madison, Wisconsin based design firm Swink for sending me this awesome promotional piece. Swink put this together as a way to invite people to reconsider the way they’ve been marketing themselves and to believe in the power of a good story — their story. It comes with two plaid lawn chairs (so you can invite a friend), a fire and your very own dinosaur. To top it off, the whole thing comes packaged in a mailer with a giant smiling hot dog! That’s what I’m talking about! The piece was letterpressed by the always top notch studio on fire. I grabbed a few of the guys hanging around the office and broke out the fire. On a side note, Studio on Fire recently launched a sweet blog called Beast Pieces. Also worth checking Hatch: Promotional Bird Mobile
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Eight Secrets Which Writers Won’t Tell You Image from Flickr by Lazurite This is not particularly relevant to the post, but I’m getting an awful lot of comments telling me, often a little snarkily, “it’s ‘THAT’ not ‘WHICH’”. The “don’t use which for restrictive clauses” rule comes (as far as I can tell) from Strunk and White. Plenty of authors, including Austen, have used “which” exactly as I use it in the title. It’s very commonly used like this here in England, so I’m guessing my comments are coming from US readers. There was never a period in the history of English when “which” at the beginning of a restrictive relative clause was an error. I thought about putting “that” in the title – but I like the sound of “which” between “secrets” and “writers”. And with that out of the way, enjoy the post! A few years ago, I’d look at published writers and think that they were somehow different from me. They were real writers. I’m going to go through eight secrets. Secret #1: Writing is Hard The truth is, though, that writing is hard.
44 Websites to Help You Improve Your Knowledge of WordPress We recently did a round-up of some of the leading design blogs that you need to follow in order to stay up to date with the latest trends in the design world. In this article we take a look at some blogs and websites that cover WordPress. Most, if not all, design blogs have WordPress-related articles. Honorary Mention: LabZip LabZip provides everything you need to create and monetize WordPress websites. 1. WordPress Arena offers articles related to WP themes, plugins, tutorials and offers some freebies. 2. WordPress Planet is not really a blog – it is an aggregator collecting posts related to WordPress. 3. As the name suggests, WordPress.tv provides videos related to WordPress. 4. Weblog Tools Collection is one of the most popular WP-related blogs out there – it features theme updates, news, plugin updates and other similar articles. 5. Some Other Noteworthy Options: 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37.