Twitter Link Roundup – Design, Entrepreneurship, Social Media And More Ross | August 5th, 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:

140 Amazing Photoshop Actions sets and Tutorials –

7 Ways to Increase Your Creativity in Web Design –

12 Important And Free Design Resources For Designers –

40 Really Useful Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials –

30 Excellent Logo Design Galleries For Your Inspiration –

60+ Really awesome Typography Showcases –

Four ways to redesign Facebook. Slate Magazine –

10 Rules of Front End Coding | Fuel Your Coding –

Informative And Usable Footers In Web Design –

28 Podcasts & Screencasts Sites To Help You Grow As A Designer –

110 Fresh Logo Designs For Design Inspiration –

30 Awesome Textures for Creating Subtle Grunge Designs –

11 Great Photoshop Photo Effects Tutorials –

Stop following directions and start designing –

Breaking down the process: Designing –

15 Amazing and Awesome Photos Without Using Photoshop –

The New FailWhale: Twitter Homepage re-design –

50 Must-Read Resources For Incredible Web Design –

10 Unusual and Creative T-Shirts –

100 The Very Best Of Free WordPress Themes –

What to do when you have a creative block –

Vintage Color & Design: Comic Book Ads –

A Month In The Creative Community: A July Roundup –

LG’s Design The Future Competition Concepts Pictured –

Interview with Rob Janoff, designer of the Apple logo –

25 Examples Of Light Effects In Web Design –

Agencies increasing emphasis on website functionality, not design –


TechCrunch vs. Mashable – 10 Tips For Evaluating Your Competitors –

Start-up tips: 10 Tips For Evaluating Your Competitors –

Where to be an entrepreneur – startup friendly cities –

Good post for startups about building systems (and processes) that can be scaled –

Money: Is it an End or a Means? –

How to Manage Your High-Performing Team

Helpful tips for building a startup sales teams – always a challenge to do correctly –

How to Align Employee and Company Interests –

Small Business:

crowdSPRING: The Agency Killer? –

A Freelancer’s Guide to Scheduling Work

Social Media/Marketing:

Twenty-One Top Twitter Tips –

Do We Hold Social Media To A Different Standard? –

Think you know EVERYTHING about Twitter. I bet one of these is news to you –

The Modern Agency Still Sells, Right? –

5 Steps to Effectively Leverage Your Media Coverage –

Yummy-good numbers from Burson-Marsteller re: Fortune 100 firm use of SM –

3 Ways To Spot a “Social Media Expert”

The moral hazard of superheroes and social media –


9 Essential Firefox Add-ons for Easy Web Development –

Is Spec Work Evil?: An exclusive interview with crowdSPRING about speculative work –

Random Fun:

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog –

Apple Claims New iPhone Only Visible To Most Loyal Of Customers –

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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