Nice app for creating CSS-styled buttons

I use CSS styled buttons quite a bit these days, but I’m not a fan of manually tweaking the properties and refreshing the page to get the right look. I’ve used this site [cssbuttongenerator.com] a few times, and it’s pretty good. It at least gives you a great start.

SEO Advice For Bootstrapped Startups

This is an excellent post: http://sharkseo.com/nohat/startups/.

If you’re launching a new product, you need to understand SEO. These days, the SEO experts all seem to agree that it all comes down to two things: Original Content and Links. Obviously buying links is a no-no, you’ll end up blacklisted, so this post suggests building links in to your product offering. DropBox do this REALLY well with their ‘free space for recommending a friend’ offer. You send links out, in the hope your friends sign up and get you more free space, they get links.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this link because I found it interesting, and I’m sure you will too.

Interesting Links

I figure that if you’re here, reading my blog (though I suspect 99.7% of you are spambots), you might like to read the same kind of stuff that I do. I’ll try and make this a weekly thing. Here are four great blog posts to get started:

52 weeks of UX is a nice site. They post once a week and the articles are interesting. This is week 37 and it’s called ‘why designers lie’: http://52weeksofux.com/post/1306973984/designers-lie-thats-ok

3 start-up lessons I learned the hard way. This is my favourite article this week. http://davidcancel.com/3-startup-lessons-i-learned-the-hard-way/

From 2006, this post discusses the reasons tagging became popular. Tags were literally being added to everything back then :) http://bokardo.com/archives/the-delicious-lesson/

Last of all a collection of free templates. Email templates in this case: http://www.campaignmonitor.com/templates/

Posted October 27, 2010 in Links