Product Hunt Daily Digest
October 8th, 2017

How to build a product without writing code 💻
Maker Tools For Everyone 🙏
Last week, a listener of the YC podcast kicked-off an interesting thread around the term non-technical, tweeting: "@rrhoover didn't realize you were non-technical, gives us all hope!"

It takes a team effort to build a successful company. People who write code, the technical talent, are critically important – as are those in sales, marketing, design, and other roles. Just like in baking, you can’t skip on ingredients. A baguette without yeast results in a very sad baguette.

Also, knowing how to code is not a requirement for starting a startup. Product Hunt started as a newsletter. AngelList too. You can use tools like MailChimp and Revue to validate if your idea has traction, and starting with email lets you iterate quickly and often.

Ask your audience questions with Typeform and gather feedback on your mockups with InVision. Build a community by involving your users in the product development process, before and after you launch. These approaches have work well for us and for many others. It’s this realization that led us to build Ship, a toolkit to help makers build awesome products. ⛵️

You don't have to know how to code to build a website. One of the most popular new tools for doing that is Carrd. You can use it to build a quick landing page or make something more elaborate, without writing a line of code. In fact, we used Carrd to build: deals.producthunt.com

This Week's Deal: 50% off your first year of any Carrd Pro plan. 🔥
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