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I write regularly on both design and marketing. In order to get introduced to my content, it's best that you pick one and go from there. Do you want to design better software or websites? Or build audiences and sell products?

Recent Articles

Why I Wrote Authority

I wrote Authority out of frustration. Frustration about… well, I explain it in this video. In Authority you’ll learn the exact step-by-step process to build an audience and self-publish a profitable book. Learn more and buy your copy. If you buy Authority today—before midnight Eastern—you’ll get two free bonuses: Access to a workshop I’m teaching […]

Authority launches tomorrow morning

Product launches are always fun. :) It’s a combination of excitement to get your new product out into the world and stress because that new product isn’t quite done. I did an informal survey of a handful of friends about their last couple days leading up their product launch: everyone was working on details right […]

Why do you want to become an Authority?

I felt confused and a little sad as I walked along the Seattle waterfront. It wasn’t the conference topics that had me confused, but instead my own emotions. I came to An Event Apart (a web design conference) in Seattle hoping to meet like minded designers. They were all around me, but I was too […]

The only app you need to become a better writer

“What app do you use for writing?” That’s a common question I get from people just starting out building a blog or writing a book. And it’s one I wish people would stop asking. It’s not a bad question all together, but it’s the wrong question. At least for the majority of people asking. These […]

Different by Design

My Books

I wrote two books on design that have received rave reviews. The first, The App Design Handbook, focuses on creating iPhone and iPad apps that are a joy to use.

In the second book, Designing Web Applications, I take the same design principles and apply them to design elegant software-as-a-service web applications.

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