Twitter Link Roundup #34 – Design, Copywriting, Marketing, 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!

2000+ Illustrator Symbols for Illustrators and Animators –

Inspiration: 50+ Vector-Based Book Covers –

Logo Design: Flowers, Plants and Trees –

Advanced WordPress Comment Styles and Tricks –

50 Beautiful Print Advertisements for Inspiration –

UI Design Patterns: Open Source Design Pattern Library –

50 New High Quality Icon Sets –

30 Inspiring Motion Graphic Reels and Sequences –

Experimenting with data visualization –

Inspiration: Creative Examples of Red Color Usage in Logos –

Stylize Your Own Checkboxes –

35 Fresh JavaScript/jQuery Tools and Resources –

Analyzing the Design of Websites: Apple, Microsoft & 37 Signals –

10 Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make As A Freelancer –

How to Dynamically Highlight Content Like Wikipedia Using CSS3 –

Coming soon page with style – How to create and some great examples –

Web Designers: A Guide To Using Custom Scrollbars On Your Site –

Excellent Shopping Cart Designs: Showcase and Best Practices –

8 Rules for Creating Effective Typography –

The Ultimate Guide To Cloning In Photoshop –

Purple In Web Design: A New Trend? –

Free Adobe Photoshop Floral Brushes –

40+ Awesome Grunge Style Photoshop Brush Packs –

Maps In Modern Web Design: Showcase and Examples –

A Showcase of Watercolor in Web Design –

70+ Most Artistic and Creative Resumes Of All Time –

Consistency: Key to a Better User Experience –

Write Better CSS With Best Practices –

35 Awesome and Inspiring “Movie-Effect” Photoshop Tutorials –

22 Handy HTML5 & CSS3 Tools, Resources And Guides –

Amazing Collection of Photoshop Patterns –

Learn Adobe Illustrator: All the Basics for Beginners –

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

What makes a great tagline? “JUST (don’t) DO IT” –

Why Good Copywriting Goes Bad: You’re Not Stupid. You’re Just Ignorant –

10 Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make As A Freelancer –

The Difference Between Salad and Garbage (for copywriters) –

How to Improve Hiring at Startups –

A New Model for Angel Investing –

“What if business schools offered an MBA in www?” –

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Lovely Soiree –

“What if business schools offered an MBA in www?” –

Superb. 20 free tools for monitoring social media, by @dirktherabbit

Malleable social graphs & mini-mobs: why @Facebook could destroy @foursquare & @gowalla w/ 1 checkin –

“The Yelp transparency mistake.” –

Finding the balance between human and machine (for engagement in social media) –

Consistency: Key to a Better User Experience –

“Who are we? And, where do we come from? (2010 edition)” –

Incredible tale – Art of the Steal: On the Trail of World’s Most Ingenious Thief –

@wangle addresses each of MSNBC’s 13 negative iPad review comments –

Interesting analysis by @gruber on the escalating Apple/Google rivalry –

Excellent post by @TheLogoFactory about why theft of logo designs is damaging and wrong –

The Southwest Airlines Baggage Strategy. Smart –

How page speed optimizations could drive 60,000,000 more Firefox downloads a year –

12 Questions: Meet Angus Griffin (England) –

Experimenting with data visualization –

13% of all adult leisure conversation is swearing –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: “Graduate to LinkedIn” –

12 Questions: Meet Anna Nadler (USA) –

SXSW vid interview w/ @rosskimbarovsky,by @benkunz –

Guy loses job. Guy buys $500 BMW off Craigslist. Guy wins Mexican Rally car race against $400K cars –

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.