Twitter Link Roundup – Design, Entrepreneurship, Social Media And More Ross | August 20th, 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!

14 Incredibly Useful Web Design Cheat Sheets –

10 Simple Steps to Better Photoshop Performance –

Burned Paper Edges: 46 High Resolution Photoshop Brushes –

FREE e-book w/ graphic designers: Contracts for Designers Who Hate Contracts –

25 Magazine-Style Layouts for Your Design Inspiration –

Business cards made out of leaves!! cool! –

10 Creative Examples Of Typography –

Quick Tip #39 How To Make The Apple Logo In 2 Seconds –

10 JavaScript Quick Tips and Best Practices –

Good tutorial: Mastering Photoshop With Paths –

Hi-Res Spray-Paint Photoshop Brushes –

Designing Web Interfaces: 15 Common Component Patterns –

How to Effectively Organize your Photoshop Layers –

50 Amazing Photoshop Text Effects Tutorial –

40 Free and Essential Web Design and Development Books from Google –

65 Incredible Examples Of Photo Manipulation Art –

20 Must-Know Websites for Web Developers –

8 Pivotal Developments in Web Typography –

50 of the Best Typography Posters –

Design a Snowy Rock Text Effect in Photoshop –

10 User Interface Design Fundamentals –

27 Useful Logo Design Tutorials and Tips –

Tutorial: How To Draw An Amazing Vector Twitter Bird –

How to Create a One-of-a-Kind Twitter Background in Photoshop –

Free (for personal use) Set of Glossy Icons – Volume 1 –

Logo Design RoundUp Part 10 – How Designers Promote & Brand Themselves –

6 Ways To Improve Your Web Typography –

40 Absolutely Stunning Dark Ads –

20 Fresh & New Design Galleries –

Weird but awesome Photoshop brushes –

How to Create a Clean Blog Design with Photoshop –

The iPhone Is Not Easy To Use: A New Direction for UX Design –

33+ Mind Blowing New Examples Of Typography –

15 beautiful resources for typography –

28 Creative Web Design Portfolios –

It’s important to have downtime to reflect –

To Get More Done, Slow Down –

Willfully ignorant vs. aggressively skeptical –

Struggling in Business – What I’ve Learned: TIME & PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS –

Good Q’s to ask to clarify expectations –

Interesting article arguing that companies need clever people (those who are talented AND difficult) –

Good tips for small biz: LinkedIn the 11 Most Powerful Features for Small Business –

20 Must Read Beginner Twitter Tips for Small Business Owners –

Excellent guide to help small businesses get the most out of graphic design projects –

How to Use Big News Stories to Improve Small Business Search Engine Rankings –

Video in Email Creates Higher Clicks & Conversions –

Outstanding PBS interview w/ @biz about Twitter –

Five Challenges Social Media Will Bring to Business –

Outstanding video about the impact of social media. It’s not just a fad –

Are “Social Media Experts” Responsible For 40.55% Pointless Babble On Twitter? –

Brand Identity: Start an Evolution –

What Friendfeed-Facebook deal means to social media –

10 Reasons Why Social Is Your Future SEO Strategy –

You Can’t Hide Behind Your Blog Anymore –

40% of conversations in offices are pointless babble –

Interview with creative writing instructor Robert McKee –

18 Emerging Topics at the Intersection of Business and IT in 2009 –

Absolutely stunning video for Johnnie Walker exemplifying the power of storytelling –

Behind the scenes notes of “The Man Who Walked Around the World” (they used a rickshaw!) –

Amazing Car Wallpapers –

Five Common Pitfalls Of Web Apps – why do bad ideas never die? –

The 10 Stupidest Tech Company Blunders –

Free work vs. internships (pointing out that internships suck) – from Seth Godin –

Caution: Disruption Happening –

Most Amazing Photo Manipulation Inspiration Collection –

Radio Shack Cell Phone Commercial – from 1990 –

You probably haven’t seen a drum solo like this EVER before –

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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