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Tightly curated lists of the best startup tools

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Adam Owen@adamowenit · Search Engine Marketing Consultant
There are so many curated lists now, I think we need a curated list of the curated lists.
Carol Skelly@carolskelly · Maker / developer
@adamowenit True. That's what I'm working on at http://topl.io
Sam Cambridge@samcambridge · Senior Developer @ Quuu.co
@adamowenit when your joke is met with a created solution, only on product hunt 😂
Alphonso Morris@youngfonz · Sr. Visual Designer
@adamowenit I said the exact same thing as soon as I saw this. Like didn't I just see this? But it was for designers and developers and business. These are cool but need a lil spice of creativity added.
Stuart of Vacord
Maker
@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@youngfonz @adamowenit I'm trying to be different by having very tightly culled lists per category. Trying to limit choice overload!
Deandre Durr☀️@dredurr · Growth Hacker
The color palette gives me a headache. Other than that, this is a very good treasure chest of tools. 👑
Stuart of Vacord
Maker
@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@dredurr What else should I do for the color scheme? I don't want it to be all one color. Maybe I should pick a half dozen or dozen nice colors and repeat them? Or make one color per broad category, like green for "revenue" then categories like Sales and Payment Solutions could be green? What does everyone think about the color issue?
Adam Owen@adamowenit · Search Engine Marketing Consultant
@vacord @dredurr I like the idea of having a different colour per broad category of tools. So blue for anything finance-related, orange for marketing etc. You've got quite a lot of tool categories on there, so it'd definitely help to be able to quickly see at a glance the type of tool.
Stuart of Vacord
Maker
@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@adamowenit @dredurr Yeah color per broad category is great. I will do that. Thanks
Deandre Durr☀️@dredurr · Growth Hacker
@vacord yeah I like that a lot better. I hope I didn't offend you by saying that
Deandre Durr☀️@dredurr · Growth Hacker
@vacord I do love your list😍
Stuart of Vacord
Maker
@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@dredurr nope, no offense! I want feedback. I know the colors are a little insane currently
Stuart of Vacord
Maker
@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@dredurr ;)
George Ioannidis@kupeplex · Chief Stuffbreaker
@vacord @dredurr Seconding the colour palette thing. In particular what makes me really shiver is the combination of teal, with green & blue options. Blue/Green/Teal combinations have been locked by the ancients in underground vaults for a good reason. White-on-Light color like in the "Forms" and "Networking" buttons are also a no no. I would suggest, how about having a light (very very light, almost white) grey background, and then the per category colour Adam mentioned. In addition, if you make more general category colours, then there is no harm making the text labels a bit bigger.
Stuart of Vacord
Maker
@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@kupeplex @dredurr Yeah totally. I'm gonna work on it. My inboxes are kinda blown up with tool suggestions via the site though at the moment
Lindsey Wilson@lindsey_io · Character Designer at Lindsey.io
@vacord @dredurr It might be better to use icons to represent each category instead of different colors.
Stuart of Vacord
Maker
@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@lindsey_io @dredurr yeah or both colors and icons? hmmm.
Carol Skelly@carolskelly · Maker / developer
I like how there is a category named "Espionage"
Stuart of Vacord
Maker
@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@carolskelly Yeah I think everyone does. It's one of the most popular ones when I look at the logs!
Jeremiah Smith@_jeremiahs · Founder @ Startup Tracker
@vacord @carolskelly I have to agree with @DreDurr that the colours could be more calm but that's a detail, awesome resource! P.S. perhaps Startup Tracker 2.0 could fit into espionage (our hunt featured today too:-))?
Stuart of Vacord
Maker
@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@_jeremiahs hmmm! I will look into it. I'm really trying to just keep five items or less in each category, to prevent an overwhelming amount of options
George Ioannidis@kupeplex · Chief Stuffbreaker
@vacord @carolskelly I think product hunters look at this comment and then run at the site and click that one to see what it is about. :p
Jeremiah Smith@_jeremiahs · Founder @ Startup Tracker
@vacord It's true people can only focus on 4+-1 things at a time – so I get your point. In any case do try it out and let me know! Cheers
Carol Skelly@carolskelly · Maker / developer
@vacord @carolskelly __ Added to my "curation station" collection https://www.producthunt.com/@car...
Abe Storey@abe_storey · Entrepreneur & Growth Marketer
We've hit peak resource curation. TBH tired of seeing these at the top of PH.
Derek Shanahan@dshan · GM @ SuperRewards
@abe_storey This. Sadly I think the fact that there are so many devalues them all. And many are killer when launched but keeping this kind of thing current is very challenging. It'll be interesting to see which emerge as long term resources.
Stuart of Vacord
Maker
@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@dshan @abe_storey This is a long time plan for me. I want to use it as a platform for my own writing/blogging, and I'm obsessed with knowing what tools to use. I have to figure out what to do with all the "runner ups" though, the tools that don't make the cut to the top five that I list...
Abe Storey@abe_storey · Entrepreneur & Growth Marketer
@dshan Well said - I agree.
Abe Storey@abe_storey · Entrepreneur & Growth Marketer
@vacord I didn't want for my comment to come off as too harsh or offensive, and my apologies if it did. I think makers like you and me should get every ounce of credit on launch day. It takes gallons of coffee, skill, patience, and a thick skin to make something for the world. And you no doubt have all of those attributes. I know it and I haven't even met you - seriously. Although sometimes it's frustrating to see someone with such amazing design/dev skills to work on something that's been done so many times before - without any major distinctions. Keep making and best of luck -Abe
Stuart of Vacord
Maker
@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@abe_storey I wasn't offended! And this is one of five current projects, so it's not what I'm pouring all my brain into, you know? This is going to be a platform for me, so I'm interested in it long term. Also those weren't my design skills, It's built off a template, though I really hacked it up ;)
Abe Storey@abe_storey · Entrepreneur & Growth Marketer
@vacord @abe_storey Makes sense! Looking forwarding to seeing your other projects. BTW That's awesome that this is template based!
Stuart of Vacord
Maker
@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@abe_storey Yeah the template is from https://www.producthunt.com/tech...
Ameeer Abbas@saabbasb · Aspiring Web Developer
Looks a lot like Startupstash. Apart from that, this has more categories, I didn't like the design of it but still a good resource. 😃👌
Stuart of Vacord
Maker
@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@saabbasb Hi Ameeer, what don't you like about the design of it?
Ameeer Abbas@saabbasb · Aspiring Web Developer
@vacord I don't like the color palette but in future you can make changes. I'm just not a fan of so many colors at one place lol its not pleasant for me. 😄
Stuart of Vacord
Maker
@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@saabbasb Agreed. I'm going to simplify the colors as I talked about with @dredurr
Stuart of Vacord
Maker
@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@saabbasb @kupeplex @dredurr I redid the color scheme. Check it out and let me know if it's better or worse please
Ameeer Abbas@saabbasb · Aspiring Web Developer
@vacord looks much better now!