Twitter Link Roundup #97 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing 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!

The image above is a portrait created by San Francisco based creative mosaic portrait artist, Jason Mercier. It’s made from candies and pills. It takes at least 50 hours to make these portraits (some longer) and they’re made from car parts, beer bottles, and other kinds of junk. More examples in the Random Fun section below.

Small business news: the debt ceiling deal. Good for small biz, or not so much? –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: PagPresente –

crowdSPRING saved us $200,000 –

Lousy Economic Times Are The Right Times To Start A Small Business –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Slikc –

8 Ways your Landing Page Design is Sabotaging your Click-Thru Rate –

Small Business Tips From Those Who Know –

A caution for entrepreneurs from @ericries – Winter is coming –

Defining Success –

crowdSPRING saved us $200,000 –

8 Ways your Landing Page Design is Sabotaging your Click-Thru Rate –

How Social Technology Is Remaking Business, Branding And Customers –

The Social Media Police. Really. They’re police –

Only 3 to 7.5 percent of Facebook users see brand page posts –

Great piece on Adam Lisagor, the envy of the short pitch video world –

12 Most Mundane Ways Marketing Is Like Working Out –

crowdSPRING saved us $200,000 –

8 Ways your Landing Page Design is Sabotaging your Click-Thru Rate –

Free Resources to Learn Photoshop Online –

10 Habits of Highly Successful Freelancers –

How to tame forms in web design –

30 Useful Illustrator Tutorials –

Packaging Designs – Looking into the Future –

New High-Quality Free Fonts –

21 Fresh Text Effect Tutorials –

Best Inventive Typography Posters –

Usability Mistakes Designers Make on Carousels –

Inventive Label Designs –

Effective Tips on How to Design Billboard Advertisements –

Tips for Designing With Multiple Photos –

New Set Of Creative Billboard Ads And Tips –

40 Alluring Illustrations for your Inspiration –

Right Typography for Smart Phones –

40 Vintage Advertisements for Design Inspiration –

60 Most Incredible Examples of Icon Design –

Showcase Of Creative And Effective Email Newsletter Designs –

Designing For Android Tablets –

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

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

40 Construction Logos That Convey Strength & Durability –

40 Inspirational Photography Logos –

New High-Quality Free Fonts –

10 Excellent Tools for Responsive Web Design –

Best Coming Soon Pages: Psychologically-Driven Signups –

8 Ways your Landing Page Design is Sabotaging your Click-Thru Rate –

Five Low-Hanging UX Tips –

Showcase of Web Design In Argentina Pt.1 –

Showcase of Web Design In Argentina Pt.2 –

Web design inspiration from modern art history –

60 Effective Examples of Call to Action Buttons –

Beginner’s Guide to Responsive Web Design –

A Look Into: Better Typography For Modern Websites –

Review Of Cross-Browser Testing Tools –

The UI Guide: Part 1, Buttons -?

Utilizing The Power Of Recycling In Web Design –

crowdSpring: An answer to open calls for creative talent –

Behind the Buzz: 5 Tech Trends, Defined –

What kind of automated testing does Facebook do? –

The story of a logotype, a missing cross-stroke in the letter ‘A’ and how NASA made sure they got their money’s worth! –

The Cassiopeia Project – free science education online, just wonderful

This is amazing – see the brightly colored transparent abdomens of ants as they eat colored sugar water –

My personal campaign to keep Wi-Fi OUT OF airplanes.

This is amazing: Shinji Saito 1st Place 2A World YoYo Contest 2011 …

Celebrity Portraits Made From Trash –

I hope you enjoy these links! Please leave a comment and let me know what you liked/didn’t like.