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Too Late To Start?
quarter-life crisis and mid-life crisis

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Too Late To Start?

quarter-life crisis and mid-life crisis

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How To Be Wise As an Entrepreneur

fundersandfounders:

How To Be Wise As an Entrepreneur

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Lost In Life?
People who took an indirect path to success

fundersandfounders:

Lost In Life?

People who took an indirect path to success

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Enough Of School?
Entrepreneurs who dropped out to do business.

fundersandfounders:

Enough Of School?

Entrepreneurs who dropped out to do business.

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Enough Money To Start?
How much money different companies started with.

fundersandfounders:

Enough Money To Start?

How much money different companies started with.

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How Instagram Started
Or How Two Guys Made an App in 8 Weeks
as told by its founder Kevin Systrom

fundersandfounders:

How Instagram Started

Or How Two Guys Made an App in 8 Weeks

as told by its founder Kevin Systrom

fundersandfounders:

How AirBnb Started
Or How 3 Guys Went from Renting Mattresses to a $10 Billion Dollar Company
 Sources:
"Airbnb: The story behind the $1.3bn room-letting website". The Telegraph
"Airbnb: From Y Combinator To $112M Funding In Three Years". The Wall Street Journal
"Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on Building a Company and Starting a ‘Sharing’ Revolution". The Atlantic

fundersandfounders:

How AirBnb Started

Or How 3 Guys Went from Renting Mattresses to a $10 Billion Dollar Company

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Truly valuable chart

Truly valuable chart

Prototype & User tasting

Font-face for User Interface Design

Getting the right typeface for an interface is important, and without knowing more about the look you are after it’s hard to answer. Some questions to ask while you’re making the choice might include: 

- Does the font have all the international characters you need?
- Does the font have all the weights and italics you need? (Large font families are expensive but allow more refined typographic choices)
- How important is it to be different? (Why not use system fonts?)
- What typefaces are your audience used to? Evidence suggests we read best in typefaces we are used to reading.
- Do you want a typeface with impact or for immersive reading?
- Does the font display well large and small? Typefaces are often designed to work at particular sizes, the same font is unlikely to work best for large headlines and smallprint.- Does the interface have a particular rendering system - like Windows Cleartype? Would it make a difference if you get a font that is optimised for this?- How much do you value the right typeface? Most good fonts are expensive because they are good - the amount of work that goes into creating quality typefaces is amazing.
- Does the license allow the font to be used how you intend to use it?
- Does the font have any ugly characters?
If you are embedding fonts, then any open-type font should work. You will need to test them with different display types, magnification methods and possible printed output etc.Extremely important is choosing fonts that will display across the platform, Mac or Windows, and for the applications they are meant to be used on. 
Many “rules” for successful readability. One, easy to remember, is that your line length should not be longer than two to three times the alphabet length of the font. 
Very long lines impede readability, and are read more slowly by the user as the eye traverses the line from beginning to end and returns to the beginning of the next line

Research shows that the font (more correctly typeface) used for screen displays must be sans serif (e.g.Arial, Verdana). The definition of screen displays is nowhere near the definition of printed material which can be read more clearly with a serif typeface (e.g. Times New Roman). It’s a matter of how many pixels (screen) or dpi (dots per inch on paper) are available to make straight edges for the letters.


Reference of common fonts on OS variants, look here:

Windows PC from XP 
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/product.aspx?PID=135 
Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod 
http://www.michaelcritz.com/2010/04/02/fonts-for-ipad-iphone/

Android 
http://www.droidfonts.com/droidfonts/