10 Golden Principles of Successful Web Apps

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:

  • Speed
  • 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)
  • Discoverability
  • Clean
  • Playful


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