The Growth Hacker Funnel

There are several chapters in this publication/website online. Its not mine, but there are many things in there that we suggest. You can do all of these things by following the step by steps. Its a time consuming endeavor, but it will make a difference in the end. The big thing in all of this is getting to the customer. There are lots of obstacles and clutter for both them and you to get through. Its a great read, as are the other chapters. If you have questions please ask, and if its not something you have time for and want help with again, please ask.

How Starbucks Built a Global Coffee Empire

From comes this article on how Starbucks came to be. As they put it, with more than 20,000 coffeehouses spread over 60 countries, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX ) has built a very profitable coffee empire. Impressive marketing efforts, continuous menu innovation, and strategic geographical expansion helped Starbucks grow its revenue quickly; in fact, revenue reached $13.

There is also a daily publication on coffee that I get and like to read. Its called Coffee Grounds Reports. It has been stories about the coffee business from around the world actually.

18 Essential Bootstrap UI Editors

Here is the dirty little no so secret thing in development. Developers don’t write things from scratch these days. There are repositories all over the Net and sites that provide all the cumbersome pain the in the ass loops and code that we all wrote in college for assignments to learn all this coding crap. And you did it over and over. Today some have been upgraded to the term API, which most places have, and offer free to access as long as you sign up. That said we still code and want as much help as possible to help us along or to catch those annoying typos or forgetting to define something you would of sworn was defined 100s of lines earlier. Loads of tools here, more to come. And makes creating the next killer app much easier as the tedious BS is done for you. Now go forth and conquer.

Here’s the article. You guessed it Mashable is where its at.

Bootstrap has exploded since Twitter released it in 2011, becoming one of the most popular responsive frameworks available. It boasts an extensive library of pre-styled components, plugins and add-ons that make kickstarting your next web project a breeze.

How to Recreate Your Favorite Instagram Filters in Photoshop

If you like the Instagram look, and would like to apply it to those other photos you have stored on your hard disk then you are in luck. Step by step instructions using Photoshop are here. If you get really creative or spend a little time I am thinking you might even get away with using GIMP to do some of this. I’d love to see the results if you want to share. Have fun!

Article on Mashable below:

With its 20 filters that fit handily in an app, Instagram is undoubtedly a game changer for mobile photography. Unfortunately, the filters themselves aren’t readily available outside of the app.