Twitter Link Roundup #258 – Whole Buncha Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

In honor of last week’s Best-Picture-Oscar-winning  film, Birdman, I thought you might enjoy a short video of the original Bird. Man.

Alright, enough of our fine feathered friends, because it is now officially time for our weekly Roundup! Here are a slew of great links and articles we shared with you over the past week on our  crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my own Twitter account). We so like to talk about fonts, logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Enjoy!


Is Your Office Design Is Bumming Everyone Out? | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Lattes With A Side Of Cuddles: Lessons From “America’s First Dog Cafe” | Fast Company | Business + Innovation


5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the Supreme Court | crowdSPRING Blog –

Negative Ways of Thinking You Need to Stop Today

Make Enterprise Software People Actually Love – HBR

How I’m Treated Differently Than My Male Cofounder | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

5 Steps to the Perfect Apology

The Entrepreneur Who Is Beating Amazon At Same-Day Delivery | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Startup success factors: Short names and an office in Silicon Valley, study finds.

Great Companies Are Making All Meetings Optional

Stop Being Busy and Start Being Productive

A Platform for Success: Behind the Rise of Global Crowdfunding Company Kickstarter

The Secret Behind Making Your Day Job Work for Your Startup

Toxic Words to Avoid in the Workplace

You Are Now Cleared for Learning

The Tyranny of the Forced Smile

5 Ideas (And One Bonus Idea!) For Your Drone Startup

How to Improve Conversion Rate

Understanding Trust, In China and the West – HBR

10 Ways To Stay Calm In The Face Of Daily Stress | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

How A Business Can Survive A Breakup | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Want More Sleep (And Better Productivity)? Work From Home.


It’s All About Engagement in the Next Era of Marketing | Engagement Marketing

50 Shades of Mediocrity: Does Content Have to Be Good, or Just Good Enough?

Better YouTube Marketing in 5 Steps | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy

50 Lessons I’ve Learned From 50 Episodes of #AskGaryVee Show

9 Ways Retailers Can Boost Sales With User Generated Content And Social Media – SocialBro

You Can’t Succeed With Content Marketing Without This…

Ways to Squeeze the Most Use out of Your Content Offers

9 Steps to Creating A Powerful LinkedIn Profile


30 Simple Tools For Data Visualization | Co.Design | business + design

Creative Resources for Illustrators – Print Magazine

Auto Design Visionaries Who Could Make Apple’s Titan Car A Reality | Co.Design | business + design

Graphic II on Behance

The Beautiful Work of Louise Fili – Print Magazine

How LSD Helped Shape California’s Ecstatic Design Legacy | Co.Design | business + design

Slice and Carve: The Next Wave in Computer-Aided Creativity –

Not Busy, Focused – The Minimalists

Weird Facts Behind 6 Famous Star Wars Costumes | Co.Design | business + design

Designers: Start Coding With uilang – Smashing Magazine

450+ Free Minimalist Subtle Patterns

What’s The Difference Between A Font And A Typeface? | Co.Design | business + design

Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP – Design Milk

Scientific Insights That Could Make You A Better Designer | Co.Design | business + design

The Forgotten Artifacts Of Communist East Germany | Co.Design | business + design


Logo Design: Wine | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration

This week “Fresh from the SPRING” features a talented designer: uniquemind | crowdSPRING Blog –

Web and Branding Works by Akufen | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration

Is This The Most Brooklyn Branding Ever? | Co.Design | business + design


Integrate Images from Your Instagram Feed to Your WordPress Site

Alfred Workflows for Front-end Developers

The Guide to UX Design Process & Documentation — by UXPin

New York Times – Tabbing reveals accessibility… | Little Big Details

Understanding and Working With Aspect Ratio | Design Shack

How to build a successful brand website using color

How To Create Heart Shape with CSS

3 cool CSS3 image hover effects | Webdesigner Depot

How to Create a Photo Gallery with Albums in WordPress

UI/UX Works by Julien Renvoye | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration

How We’ll Design and Develop Websites In A Few Years – Vanseo Design

The New York Times Magazine Redesigns With Web Readers In Mind | Co.Design | business + design

Awesomplete: Ultra lightweight, highly customizable, simple autocomplete, by Lea Verou


Back Pocket Apps: Let’s Reconsider the Wireframe | UX Booth


Can Art Help You Escape From Seasonal Affective Disorder? | Co.Design | business + design

Will Apple put the pedal to the metal?

Freezy Freakies, a Colorful Blast From Winters Past

A Preferred Guest Gets the Cold Shoulder

The Invention Mob, Brought to You by Quirky

A Visual Guide To The Perfect Boiled Egg | Co.Design | business + design

Google and Apple Fight for the Car Dashboard

Surreal Photos Of Abandoned, Snow-Filled Malls Show The Death Of An Era In America | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

30 Of The World’s Most Magical And Beautiful Caves | InstantShift

What If Tech Companies Owned Your City? | Co.Design | business + design

Why Fax Won’t Die | Fast Company | Business + Innovation