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1. Images for everything

Humans like and respond to images, and especially faces (babies as young as few days pay more attention to images containing of human faces than other kinds of image)

2. Dashboards

Dashboards are good. Every app should have a dashboard.

3. User centric structure (and urls)

 http://site.com/{user-name}/...

Examples:

4. Search everywhere

Get rid of browse or list and replace with search

5. Everything has a title and a ‘slug’

Everything has:

6. Allow users to message using @{username}

This arose from Twitter (prior art?) and is now being universally adopted (at least in more techhy circles? e.g. github, trello, …)

Combined with auto-complete it’s a fast and easy way to reference and message a user.

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