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1) 37signals/Signals vs. Noise; PrintPromotion.com (The CPS beta site) gets real Matt 19 Jul 2005
ES writes in to tell us about PrintPromotion.com, the e-commerce site his team launched after getting some inspiration from our Building of Basecamp workshop. …I’d been trying to develop an ecommerce project for about six months, and after attending the building of basecamp in September of last year I felt I knew exactly what I needed to do. We formed the team we needed in January, and six months later with five people working varying degrees of part time we launched half a product that we’re proud of: http://PrintPromotion.com The “half a product” bit he refers to is our advice to build half a product, not a half-assed product (i.e. build something small and improve that before you start adding on additional features). Jason talked about this in his recent How to make big things happen with small teams presentation. Also, PrintPromotion.com developer Lucas Carlson has a blog post about how they used Ajax to improve the customer experience. Read the blog post
A complex task made easy by Noam Sohachevsky Ordering business cards is difficult. There are so many options. These dudes make it look easy: http://printpromotion.com/products/businesscard Another great web service somehow related to the prolific 37 signals. Read the blog post
3) Technoblog: User interface, a better way explained.
Programmer teaches us why user interface matters and why PrintPromtoion.com make sense and works well.
5) Helen.Rysavy at cdu.edu.au writes,
Hello everyone Site of the day “Nicely designed site” http://printpromotion.com/
How many Web 2.0 APIs are there? Even if there was an agreed-upon definition the list would quickly be incomplete. Do you see inaccuracies or things that need clarification here? See ways to make this site better? I can use your help. Please use the Comments form for this entry to let me know what I’ve missed, what’s new, corrections, or improvements. Others: odeo.com, chalk.it, writely.com, writeboard.com, printpromotion.com, webcollaborator.com, rojo.com. Some of the above may also not be considered fully web 2.0. You ought to run through everything at techcrunch.com. Comment by: Brandon - September 6th, 2005 at 6:02 am Read the blog post