Twitter Link Roundup #11 – Design, Small Business, Social Media And More

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

FREE e-book: Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts –

FREE e-book: Contracts for Designers Who Hate Contracts –

How 20 popular websites looked when they launched –

13 Adobe Illustrator CS4 Reference Books for Your Shelf –

10 Rules and Resources for Better Design Feedback –

23 Inspirational Photoshop Tutorials For Creating Impressive Web Layouts –

25 Examples of Web 2.0 and Traditional Design Rules Coming Together –

Tutorial: How to do a incredible Cosmic poster design with Photoshop –

How-To Minimize Load Time for Fast User Experience –

30 Examples of Watercolor Effect, 10 Watercolor Brushes For Web Design –

Tutorial: How to create word-based art from photos –

Over 45 Excellent Examples Of Retro Typography, Design And Illustration –

56 Absolutely Brilliant and Intriguing Photoshop Video Tutorials –

Illustrating the Creative Process with Koldo Barroso –

Design for Startups: The Aesthetics of Web Apps in 6 Questions –

55+ Seriously Useful Front End Web Developer Cheat Sheets –

15 Tutorials that helped me grow as a Designer –

15 Best Photoshop Web Layout Design Tutorials –

55 Jquery Tutorials, Resources, Tips And Tricks: Ultimate Collection –

20 Useful Fireworks Tutorials for Designers –

80 Best-of Adobe Illustrator Tutorials, Brushes, .EPSs and Resources –

50 Clever Tutorials and Techniques on Traditional Drawing –

24 Sites Powered By jQuery – – Tutorials from A to Z –

8 Useful and Interesting Bash Prompts –

A Collection of WordPress Tutorials, Tips and Themes –

Free and Open Source, Cross-Platform Solutions for Freelancers –

20 Excellent of Free Flash Photo Galleries For Design Inspiration –

30+ Amazing Tutorials for Creating Icons in Photoshop –

50+ Most Amazing Adobe After Effects Tutorials You Need to Learn –

30 Examples of Brilliant Logo Design –

40 Super-Neat JavaScript Plugins –

17 Tips for Designers on Starting a Freelance Business –

Logo Design Project Snapshot – Drevland Consulting –

36 Examples of Textures used in Web Design –

How Should We Define “Design”? –

20 Questions to ask clients prior to designing their logo –

How to Create a Dark and Sleek Blog Design in Photoshop –

The Web Design Process Start to Finish –

7 Rules for Mixing Multiple Fonts in Good Web Design –

Data Visualization Technologies –

Business start-up crowdSPRING gives insight worth millions –

Podcast Interview w/ crowdSPRING: Communicating When Your Site Goes Down –

How to Kill a Startup: Hire Executives instead of Entrepreneurs –

Entrepreneur Survival Tips –

“The people who can make the biggest difference to your company don’t work for it” –

How Leaders Make Big Issues Personal (and Possible) –

Twelve Tips to Create a Happier (and More Productive) Workplace –

How companies are benefiting from Web 2.0 (McKinsey) –

Why brainstorming doesn’t work, and how to fix it (from Psyblog) –

Don’t Give Up on Change –

Discover Your Leadership Blind Spots –

Kindergarten Lessons: The Three C’s of Effective Leadership –

10 Tips for the First-Time Entrepreneur –

5 Things Your Small Business Should Do Today To Increase Profits –

10 Awesome Online Tools Your Small Business Should Be Using Today –

Yelp secrets from Phat Philly –

6 Ways Businesses Can Use Twitter –

How to use Social Media to find Design Inspiration –

7 Reasons Why Most Marketing Plans Don’t Work? #1 it’s not about the plan –

Dell offers social media guidelines for small business via Facebook –

Social media doesn’t take a vacation. Who’s watching your brand? –

Five important issues to consider when licensing your brand –

Do you spend a ton of time complaining & whining? You’re setting yourself back –

How the Web OS has begun to reshape IT and business –

Time for Change: How Customer Support Organizations Must Evolve (w/ Slides) –

TweetDeck: The 5 Best and 3 Worst Things About The New Version That Will Launch Today –

I hope you enjoy these links! If you can spare a minute, please leave a comment and let me know what you liked/didn’t like.