Design Inspiration #84

Design Inspiration from AppFog, Thinglist, Archer, Wistia and Splitsecnd! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. To submit to Design Inspiration, click the “submit” link at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions for submitting your site or a […]

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How to fuel the growth of a two sided marketplace

Marketplace businesses are notoriously difficult to get off the ground. When you have a two sided marketplace, it can feel like you are in a chicken and egg situation. Without buyers, you can’t attract sellers and without sellers it’s almost impossible to attract buyers. However if you can engineer your way to a flourishing two […]

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Laravel 4 Migrations

If you have ever worked on a big project with multiple developers, you will probably have found that keeping everyone’s database structure consistent can be a nightmare. For example, say one of your colleagues adds a new feature, and in doing so, is required to add a new column to the database. They commit their […]

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Design Inspiration #83

Design Inspiration from Ghost, Taasky, Flinto, Hammer and Spendee! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. To submit to Design Inspiration, click the “submit” link at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions for submitting your site or a […]

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How to build a two sided marketplace

Two side marketplace businesses are possibly one of the holy grails of online business models. In a two sided marketplace, buyers and sellers conduct transactions through a centralised platform. Both sides of the marketplace are self organised and so, the platform owner is able to take a transactional “rake”. These types of businesses are extremely […]

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Getting started with Laravel 4

Laravel 4 is the upcoming latest release of the popular PHP framework Laravel. Laravel is a “clean and classy” modern PHP framework for building web applications. Heavily inspired by the likes of Ruby on Rails, as well as other modern PHP frameworks like Symfony, Laravel 4 aims to show how far PHP has matured over […]

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Design Inspiration #82

Design Inspiration from Bakken & Bæck, SumAll, Scoop, UXPin and DailyCost! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. To submit to Design Inspiration, click the “submit” link at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions for submitting your site […]

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How to find disruptive opportunities

The term disruption is often misused be people talking about new technology products or market opportunities. For many, disruption means any significant new product feature or innovation. There are actually some specific nuances to what disruption really means and how it applies to technology and business. In this post I’m going to explain exactly what […]

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Does #Music signal the future of Twitter?

It’s interesting to analyse the moves of the latest crop of Internet giants, because in many ways it feels like these companies are breaking new ground. With each generation, it feels like primarily online based companies are getting stronger and stronger. Whilst Yahoo, eBay, Amazon and Google continue to show strong performance (for the most […]

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Design Inspiration #81

Design Inspiration from Nextdoor, #Music, Dunked, Marquee and Handsome! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. To submit to Design Inspiration, click the “submit” link at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions for submitting your site or a […]

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