What We Learned From Foundation
We've learned quite a bit about frameworks over the course of five Foundation releases. The first, and most valuable, is that creating something of value takes time. Lots of time. Foundation is now over two years old and we've committed and removed thousands of code bits. We've answered countless emails. Since April alone, we've answered over 3,000 cases via email. The ZURB team has been incredible and stepped up to support the community. …
What We've Learned About Content and Emails
We doubled-down on our email newsletters this year. We have some 145,000 subscribers spread across 10 Responsive Reading or Product . And we've learned a few things since embarking on this journey. Lessons. Each property has its own newsletter. Why put out so many newsletters? We can target a specific interest for a specific audience — like with our
1. Test,, Test ... and Test Again …
> Eric Ries on Entrepreneurship: What He's Learned Along the Way
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Some may function beautifully working from home all the time, and some may want to be in the office every day of the week — but you may find that very few people embrace the all-or-nothing approach. True freedom means having the option to choose the working environment that makes each individual most productive.
…Jocelyn Wyatt, IDEO.org, We Went to West Africa and Learned Our Key Assumptions Were Wrong
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Stephanie Hay, FastCustomer, Lean Content: Testing Marketing Copy (Instead of Spinning Your Wheels) …
Released Today for OS X
Got an iPhone
Built PocketTweets with Robert Andersen
Released an a native iOS app
Quit the Store
Did a radio show for a year
Did a radio segment for two years after that
Moved back to
Indie+Relief with Garrett Murray and raised $ 143,872 for charity
Started public speaking
Went back to the…
"Gang of Four" Patterns
Madison , August 23-25, "Teaching panel"
Rocky , September 19-22, " Refactoring from Good to Great"
…product managers from the top 10%?
They balance offense and defense projects appropriately. Offense projects are ones that grow the business. Defense projects are ones that protect and remove drag on the business (operations, reducing technical debt, fixing bugs, etc.)
How I Learned Enough In 12 To Launch Freelancify
A quick blog post about things I learned and accomplished in 2011 and goals for 2012.
I hope that by writing them down there's more chance of me actually doing them.
Things I learned and put into practice in
Started using HTML5 Boilerplate
Started making responsive
Am now using HTML5 and CSS3 for every web project
Learned how to deploy web apps with Capistrano