Twitter Link Roundup #12 – 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!

300 Most Amazing Photoshop Tutorials of Summer 2009 –

Over 5000 FREE Adobe Photoshop Brushes –

Guide To All Photoshop CS4 Tools (Part 1) –

Guide To All Photoshop CS4 Tools (Part 2) –

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

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

How to get design inspiration without ripping off the original designer –

How color communicates meaning –

35 Excellent Wireframing Resources –

Five Secrets of the Marquee Tools in Photoshop –

10 Ways To Gain More Design Work by Building Trust and Relationships –

Top 50 Web Design Education Blogs –

20+ Best Tutorials to Convert Psd to Html/CSS –

20 Javascript and CSS Tooltips Plugins and Tutorials –

Detailed post about the genesis of an ornate custom typographic logo –

30 Typography Posters That You’ve Probably Never Seen Before –

31 Podcasts that keep freelancers in the loop –

48 Trendy And Fresh Web Interfaces From Deviantart –

An outstanding tutorial about illustrative design methods –

18 Fresh Photoshop Photo Manipulation Tutorials –

25 Impressive Email Newsletter Designs for Your Inspiration –

65 Outstanding Packaging Designs –

50 Creative And Colourful Advertisements –

Tutorial: Melting Lava Text Effect in Photoshop –

How To Correct Banding In Your Gradients Using Photoshop –

Truly Design, Italian graffiti collective –

Web Design Inspiration: Scalloped Edges –

CSS3 Gallery –

How to Create Retro Art in Photoshop –

30 Logos showing movement – Logos in action –

Beautiful Examples of Inset Typography in Web Design –

Brands of the Land: Travel & Tourism Logos –

Excellent step-by-step tutorial: “How to make an Ambigram in Illustrator” –

100+ Incredible Twitter Backgrounds –

91 Trendy Contact And Web Forms For Creative Inspiration –

74 Fresh Examples Of Beautiful Single Page Website Designs –

Do you have an idea for a startup? How can you tell whether your idea is awesome? –

Five rules that define effective leaders –

Most start-ups should be Deer Hunters –

Must read 4 people new to & trying to understand VC industry at a high level –

How Do You Find The Right Co-Founder For Your Startup? Three tips –

Business start-up crowdSPRING gives insight worth millions –

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

10 Common Mistakes That Startup and Small Companies Make –

12 Tips for Better Business Writing –

Empowering your employees to make decisions is a win-win. Here’s a good article explainining why:

Good reminder for new leaders: change the things that don’t work. Don’t change for sake of change –

Interesting advice about leadership – focus on improving strengths, NOT weaknesses –

Great post on rise & fall of launcing startups @ shows such as TC50 –

10 Tips For Small Businesses & Startups On Writing A Killer Business Plan –

Want your startup or small business to succeed? Take the time to brainstorm –

Riding the Wave: How to Optimize Your Work Cycle –

Great advice about giving praise to employees &co-workers –

Use Salesmanship to Energize Your Organization – but don’t confuse salesmanship w/ leadership! –

10 Legal Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Small Business And How To Avoid Them –

10 Tips For Small Businesses & Startups On Writing A Killer Business Plan –

10 Common Mistakes That Startup and Small Companies Make –

6 Tips for Customizing Your Small Business Blog –

A post about the experience of a buyer on crowdSPRING – “The best freelance logo design website” –

Let’s put ourselves out of business –

Big Collection of Tools For Twitter –

Search Engine Optimization 101 –

A Good Email Pitch

Excellent article about the evolution of Apple’s advertising –

How Do You See The World? –

How to Spot Social-Media Snake Oil –

SEO vs. Brand –

Want to know how to compete? Some thoughts –

Here’s how to game the Twitter system. Question is, should you? –

Patrick Swayze’s dirtiest dancing. And what it means for advertising –

A New Media Book That’s Actually Fun to Read (review of Bob Garfield’s The Chaos Scenario) –

The cardinal sin of community management –

Reinventing the Wheel –

The Awesomeness Manifesto – awesomeness is the new innovation –

Entrepreneurs ‘Tweet’ Their Way Through Crises –

Defending crowdsourcing & design contests. The platitudes of spec work –

Why Get Excited About Google Wave and the New Google Interface? –

What does your day in logos look like? Here’s mine –

HOW TO: Write a Novel Using the Web –

The End of “Creative” Hegemony –

An interesting look at how graphics SHOULD have been used for the Health Care debate –

Good article in The Atlantic about the current problems facing the media industry –

Super awesome job tool for folks –

Think that only a small group of people can create & come up w/ great ideas? Bullshit – says @bogusky

Reading: I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script –

Smart post about collaborative design reminding us that dialogue is often better than debate –

Good analysis of the Adobe/Omniture deal (BusinessWeek) –

Very cool idea – the Free Art Fair, where artists give away their work for free –

4 graphic designers re-imagine Homeland Security’s warning system –

12 Unusual and Creative Tree Houses –

Michael Jackson medley by @SamuelTsui – WOW! –

“I’m a Mac. I’m a PC….Hey that’s great….” –

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.