Twitter Link Roundup #278 – Freaky Good Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Not one, but two of our favorite technologies were  Gilles Deschaud’s film, “Chase Me.” We love the art and the painstaking craft of stop-motion animation and Deschaud has got it down cold. Maybe more impressive is the fact that he produced the entire film using 3d print technology! As mashups go, h cool is that?

So get out your printers and dust off your animation stand, but first be sure to enjoy this set of links and articles that we shared with you over the past week on our  crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my own Twitter account) ! We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Enjoy!


6 things to do after your pitch

Pizza and the Complications of Running a Business

Cringeworthy Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Business

The Selfish Reason You Should Be Extremely Generous

Why This Little Pickle Stand Is a Symbol of Big Innovation

Science-Backed Tips to Negotiate Better

Why Offices Full Of Ping-Pong Tables And Video Games Might Be Onto Something


The Secret To Walt Disney’s Corporate Strategy

Why Staying Connected at All Hours Is a Bad Thing

Is Your Business Suffering From FOMO?

7 Ways Great Leaders Think Differently Than the Rest of U

Funny or Die trying

Kim Kardashian Is a Lot of Things, But Not an Entrepreneur

Stop Sugar-Coating Your True Opinion

Pitfalls to Avoid When You Inherit a Team

Why We Love to Hate HR…and What HR Can Do About It

4 Steps to Being an Entrepreneur Without Quitting Your Job

Bright, Shiny Objects and the Future of HR

What Startups Can Learn From The Art Market

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property When Crowdfunding: 5 Tips

Meet Nava, A Startup That Wants To Fix The Government’s Crappy Design


Launching a New Product? These 5 Tips Will Get You the Testimonials You Need – Copyblogger

A Mild Warning for All Headline Writers

101 Actionable Business Growth Tips From Digital Marketing Experts [Infographic]

Big Questions That Will Help You Find Your Brand’s Purpose | Small business news; tips; networking | BizSugar

How to Use Vine: A Simple Guide to Building an Effective Social Video Strategy [Infographic]

How to Optimize Facebook Custom Tabs for More Conversions

Creating a Survey? 7 Tips for Getting More Respondents

Why You Need a Facebook Video Strategy Right Now | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy

Social Media Crisis Management Plan

Millennials Outnumber Boomers: The Meaning For Marketers – Heidi Cohen

Julio Alvarez – In Photos: Cuba’s Tech Revolutionaries

Eric Enge on The Art of LinkedIn Marketing

For Search & Social, Headlines Are The Top Drivers Of Traffic

Content Marketing Metrics You Aren’t Measuring | SEJ

Boost Your Chances of Going Viral on YouTube

Tools You Didn’t Realize Could Send You More Blog Traffic

13 Types of Visual Content That Get Shared Like Crazy

Lean Business Tips: Marketing Channels on the Cheap | crowdSPRING Blog – 

Before You Add Live Social Streaming to Your Strategy | SEJ

Periscope Tips for Winning Broadcasts

Get Guest Posts Published on Top Sites

How ecommerce sites can use microcopy

Catch More Writing Mistakes With This Underutilized Proofreading Trick – Copyblogger


Exquisite Artworks by David Palumbo

8 Imaginative Stop-Motion Animation Projects – Print Magazine

Playful paintings defy the laws of gravity and space | DesignFaves

These Photos Of Tiny, Futuristic Japanese Apartments Show How Micro Micro-Apartments Can Be

10 Interesting Talks Designers Must Watch

Things You Didn’t Know About M.C. Escher

What Does Your Chosen Font Say About Your Personality?

American Jazz Album Covers in the 1950s and 1960s

Buenos Aires’ Museum of the Streets – Print Magazine

See Everyday Items Transform Into Your Favorite Superheroes

Funniest Book Titles And Covers

Tips for Perfect Poster Design | Design Shack

Dubai building will be entirely 3D printed, right down to the furniture

Design Humor | My Design Shop

59 Magnificent Poster Designs – Print Magazine

MIT researchers develop an origami robot with a full lifecycle | DesignFaves

Beautiful and Stylish Artworks by Ronald Restituyo

Trendy Calligraphy & Cursive Fonts – Vandelay Design

Frank Zachary, Catalyst-in-Chief – Print Magazine

Package Inspiration: Beautiful Bottles and Labels

Great Font Combinations You Need to Try – Designmodo

Reading is My Bag – Print Magazine

Charming Vintage Beer Label Designs


“Fresh from the SPRING” features the fabulous designer Anise | crowdSPRING Blog –

A Collection of Amazing and Free Logo Mockups | Naldz Graphics

1000+ New Free Icons with Fresh and Clean Designs


How to Choose the Right Stock Photo for Your Next Project

60+ Free Payment Gateway and Credit Card PSD Designs

The Best 10 Portfolio Themes Around | Top Design Magazine – Web Design and Digital Content

Modern And Useful Form Snippets To Use

Visual Storytelling in July’s Top 10 Websites for Designers

Hacking the WordPress Template Hierarchy

25+ must-have WordPress plugins | Developer Drive

Reimagining the Web Design Process

Simple Tools for Managing and Selling Digital Downloads with WordPress

6 More of The Best Free Stock Photo Websites We Could Find

When the Project You’re Working on No Longer Excites You

Which is the Best WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin? Performance + Quality Compared

30 Best Web Design Examples Using Parallax

Convert a Chrome Timeline data to a GIF (video) demo

GoPro’s Guide To Great UX

23 More of the Best Free Responsive OpenCart Themes


Why In-Car Touchscreen Interfaces Shouldn’t Be Designed Like Smartphones

Your Heart Does The Swiping On This Hands-Free Tinder App for Apple Watch

With CarPlay, Apple Looks to Upend Tradition

New, Simple ‘Buy’ Buttons Aim to Entice Mobile Shoppers

MasterCard app plans to let you pay for things with a selfie – CNET

Responsive design is failing mobile UX

This Low-Cost Irrigation App Could Help California Farmers Save A Truly Incredible Amount Of Water

Creating a Mobile App with and ManifoldJS | NOUPE


The Biggest Bang: A Dazzling View On the World’s Largest Fireworks Festival

This 26-Story High-Rise Will Be The Biggest Passive Building In The World

Let This 48-Foot Virtual Waterfall Teach You About The Environment

Increase Your IQ: 5 Things You Should Be Doing Every Day