Everyone who builds or designs for the web should read Fred Wilson’s 10 Golden Principles of Successful Web Apps. Fred is a venture capitalist at Union Square Ventures in New York, and writes the not-very-creatively-named A VC blog.
Check the full article for all the details … but here are the main points:
- Instant utility
- Software is media
- Less is more
- Make it programmable
- Make it personal
- RESTful (this one is geeky … superficially: everything has a home, and anything/anyone can see it)