Twitter Link Roundup – Design, Entrepreneurship, Social Media And More Ross | July 29th, 2009

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post a ton of fun links pertaining to logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! However, due to the fast-paced nature of microblogging, these links become buried within a few hours. So, here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

Design Related:

Contracts For Designers Who Hate Contracts –

18 Creative Examples of Typography in Motion –

Using Adobe Kuler to Enhance Your Photoshop Color Workflow –

Design inspiration: Beautiful Personal Portfolios –

What Makes a Good Photograph? –

11 essential iPhone apps for designers –

15 Cool Snowboard Designs –

30 Logo Designs Using Gradient 3D Effects – Inspiration:Part 3 –

The Evolution of Cell Phone Design Between 1983-2009 –

9 Insane Portfolio Designs to Make You Drool –

5 Disciplines of Successful Design –

50 Websites to follow if you’re into Web Design –

Top 50 Stunning Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials –

9 Common Usability Mistakes In Web Design –

25 Beautiful Examples Of Typography Portraits –

50 Stunning Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials –

Excellent step-by-step tutorial about a logo design process for a client –

25+ Striking Photoshop Retouching Tutorials –

70 Excellent Logo Design Tutorials and Resources –

30+ principles to a better web page design –

14 Brilliant Tools for Evaluating Your Design’s Colors –

The design history of 12 famous brands –


10 Entrepreneurship Lessons Venture Capitalist Nicholas Chan Taught Me – and

The 10 commandments for entrepreneurs –

The Entrepreneur’s Startup Checklist – w/ downloadable forms! –

Top 5 Things an Entrepreneur can Learn from Michael Scott, Dunder Mifflin –

Not in the Valley? At Least Compete With It –

You can better manage your time during the day if you spend just 18 minutes organizing –

How a Little ‘Friction’ Can Change a Competitive Landscape –

Why management by consensus is killing innovation –

Good post about evaluating risk in deciding whether to work for a big company or a startup –

The best leaders shouldn’t be afraid to hire smart people –

5 women who are breaking the digital glass ceiling –

Small Business:

10 things companies should do before they tweet or facebook –

Eyes Wide Open: Embracing Uncertainty through Scenario Planning –

Social Media/Marketing:

Top Ten Viralsourcing Campaigns –

Are We Becoming A Little Less Human Online? –

The Downsides of Branding –

How to Get Good Testimonials (to promote your work) –

Making Myths: Public Relations On Social Media –

Three Instantly Effective Social Media Strategies –

16 Things You Can Do Yourself to Create Word-of-Mouth for Your Business –

How Knowledge Can Hurt Innovation –

It’s impressive how granular we’re getting at measuring attention to advertising online –


Digital Nomads Ditch Cubes For Diners and Pool Decks –

Interesting article on company culture/personality –

Is Google killing us with unevilness? –

Good interview by Crain’s Chicago Business with @jasonfried about venture capital –

Random Fun:

God, Guns and Pickup Trucks – God Bless America! Freggin hilarious interview –

Twitter Job Description by Date Joined –

140 characters is too much for you? Try 26 chars instead –

Love Bacon? Need Soap? Now There’s Reddit Bacon Soap: Yes, you read that title right –

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.

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