Twitter Link Roundup – Design, Entrepreneurship, Social Media And More Ross | July 22nd, 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

27 Adobe Photoshop Cheat Sheets & Quick Reference Cards

21 Best Fonts for Hand Drawn Style Web Design

21 Fonts That Shouldn’t Be Free But Are

Managing Web Design Client Files

80+ Inspiring Quotes about Design

The Importance Of Wireframes In Web Design And 9 Tools To Create Wireframes

Explosive Typography Wallpaper

80 Smart And Creative Advertisements

Business Card Design: 100+ Creative Examples, Useful Tutorials and Templates

Adobe Photoshop Retouching Tutorials

Nice discussion about the @font-face CSS rule – The Potential of Web Typography

The last thing we need is for designers to start thinking they’re rock stars

10 Inspiring Small Business Websites That Set New Webdesign Standards

40 Examples of Incredible Hand-Drawn Typography

27 Promising New Design Blogs And Websites of 2009

Top 30 Modern Web Designs (Magazine Style Showcase

Lessons From Swiss Style Graphic Design

10 Biggest Stock Photography Cliches

10 Incredible Sites to Improve Your Typography Skills

42 Free Online Magazines for Designers

An interesting expriment measuring how much ink certain fonts use

Japanese Web Design Compared To American Web Design

The Most Popular Photoshop Tutorials of all Time

74 Fresh Examples Of Beautiful Single Page Website Designs

36 Beautiful Packaging Designs For Inspiration

99 Sites ALL Designers Must Know About

10 Common Typography Mistakes

50 Beautifully Delicious Coffee Designs

80 Smart And Creative Advertisements

Design Is Too Important to Be Left to the Thinkers

Startups/Entrepreneurship/Leadership:

When you plan strategy or make decisions, do you always have a “Plan B”?

Starting Something? 12 Tips from an Entrepreneur Who’s Walked in Your Shoes

Successful entrepreneurs possess some different traits – what about you, do you possess these 7 traits?

How To Finance Your Startup

The Startup Entrepreneur’s Guide To Risk Management

Excellent interview w/ Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe, about leadership, setting goals, etc.

Starting a business in a recession isn’t a disadvantage – failure is a constant in entrepreneurship

Bad Moods At Work (and how to overcome them)

When you make a mistake, admit it but don’t sound like a bumbling idiot

Lesson #4: Every Entrepreneur Needs a Little Brand Aid

Are You Building a Consumer-Facing Company?

How ‘Go/No Go’ Thinking Can Stop Innovation Dead in its Tracks

Body Language: Mastering the Silent Language of Leadership

Guy Kawasaki’s 10 Questions to Ask Before You Join a Startup

Small Business:

16 Twitter Tips for Small Business Owners

10 Inspiring Small Business Websites That Set New Webdesign Standards

Small Firm Interviews: What You Need to Know – Installment 2

Social Media/Marketing:

Excellent post by Seth Godin about marketing strategy – The Law Of The Little Shovel

Hire smarter with social media

Five rules of thumb for social media advertising

You only have one first impression to make on someone else. Make it good – it’s important

The Power of the Brand as Verb

The Coming Change in Social Media Business Applications

Very cool SM Brand Engagement Report

Twitter do’s and dont’s for brands

Yes, Your Social Media Strategy Needs Design

Five reasons why no one likes you on Twitter

Other:

A Non-Copywriter’s Guide to Effective Writing

Viralsourcing: Let Crowds Create Your Ad Message

Is Spec Work Evil? – an exclusive interview

20 Superb Firefox Add-ons That Can Make Your Lives Easier

What rock band KISS can teach you about gimmicks

20 brands and products that died in 2009

BusinessWeek SM Reporter writes on how to remake BusinessWeek

Random Fun:

As annoying as Rick Astley is – this Astley/Nirvana video is absolutely unbelievable

The 6 most baffling Superheroes from around the world

Possibly The Worlds Coolest Pool

Everything You Didn’t Know About Tech & Media

Mythbusters disprove critics of “Moon Hoax”

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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