Twitter Link Roundup #12 – Design, Small Business, Social Media And More Ross | September 17th, 2009

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!

300 Most Amazing Photoshop Tutorials of Summer 2009 – http://bit.ly/R3dzH

Over 5000 FREE Adobe Photoshop Brushes – http://bit.ly/Vs6S4

Guide To All Photoshop CS4 Tools (Part 1) – http://bit.ly/580Pz

Guide To All Photoshop CS4 Tools (Part 2) – http://bit.ly/Z8rxl

FREE e-book: Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts – http://bit.ly/devcontracts

FREE e-book: Contracts for Designers Who Hate Contracts – http://bit.ly/contracts4designers

How to get design inspiration without ripping off the original designer – http://bit.ly/1a5yv1

How color communicates meaning – http://bit.ly/UV9CK

35 Excellent Wireframing Resources – http://tinyurl.com/l7zzwr

Five Secrets of the Marquee Tools in Photoshop – http://bit.ly/ZAjEH

10 Ways To Gain More Design Work by Building Trust and Relationships – http://bit.ly/2bNML

Top 50 Web Design Education Blogs – http://bit.ly/18yGS2

20+ Best Tutorials to Convert Psd to Html/CSS – http://bit.ly/2JFCwP

20 Javascript and CSS Tooltips Plugins and Tutorials – http://bit.ly/iWsFN

Detailed post about the genesis of an ornate custom typographic logo – http://bit.ly/17E13U

30 Typography Posters That You’ve Probably Never Seen Before – http://bit.ly/2MUT6N

31 Podcasts that keep freelancers in the loop – http://bit.ly/l0GwS

48 Trendy And Fresh Web Interfaces From Deviantart – http://bit.ly/6Vt4N

An outstanding tutorial about illustrative design methods – http://bit.ly/Zk0Yi

18 Fresh Photoshop Photo Manipulation Tutorials – http://bit.ly/2UV30g

25 Impressive Email Newsletter Designs for Your Inspiration – http://bit.ly/EcPpJ

65 Outstanding Packaging Designs – http://bit.ly/X89x2

50 Creative And Colourful Advertisements – http://bit.ly/mAYnb

Tutorial: Melting Lava Text Effect in Photoshop – http://bit.ly/v81WD

How To Correct Banding In Your Gradients Using Photoshop – http://bit.ly/12QrBc

Truly Design, Italian graffiti collective – http://bit.ly/rfWFJ

Web Design Inspiration: Scalloped Edges – http://bit.ly/148ahX

CSS3 Gallery – http://bit.ly/Ao7QK

How to Create Retro Art in Photoshop – http://bit.ly/23Vcx

30 Logos showing movement – Logos in action – http://bit.ly/FZ5fQ

Beautiful Examples of Inset Typography in Web Design – http://bit.ly/1eeRSm

Brands of the Land: Travel & Tourism Logos – http://bit.ly/3gVXO

Excellent step-by-step tutorial: “How to make an Ambigram in Illustrator” – http://bit.ly/19pPGR

100+ Incredible Twitter Backgrounds – http://bit.ly/j8Hn9

91 Trendy Contact And Web Forms For Creative Inspiration – http://bit.ly/18VV6E

74 Fresh Examples Of Beautiful Single Page Website Designs – http://bit.ly/fanOM

Do you have an idea for a startup? How can you tell whether your idea is awesome? – http://bit.ly/44D9R7

Five rules that define effective leaders – http://bit.ly/rJpNr

Most start-ups should be Deer Hunters – http://grp.vc/1n

Must read 4 people new to & trying to understand VC industry at a high level – http://bit.ly/VBAoi

How Do You Find The Right Co-Founder For Your Startup? Three tips – http://bit.ly/n5GNt

Business start-up crowdSPRING gives insight worth millions – http://bit.ly/BXPZV

Podcast Interview w/ crowdSPRING: Communicating When Your Site Goes Down – http://is.gd/2SEJ5

10 Common Mistakes That Startup and Small Companies Make – http://ow.ly/oZrS

12 Tips for Better Business Writing – http://bit.ly/rFxiF

Empowering your employees to make decisions is a win-win. Here’s a good article explainining why: http://bit.ly/13PmAG

Good reminder for new leaders: change the things that don’t work. Don’t change for sake of change – http://bit.ly/3TpUCK

Interesting advice about leadership – focus on improving strengths, NOT weaknesses – http://bit.ly/WLhrB

Great post on rise & fall of launcing startups @ shows such as TC50 – http://bit.ly/b7MYm

10 Tips For Small Businesses & Startups On Writing A Killer Business Plan – http://bit.ly/xkvD0

Want your startup or small business to succeed? Take the time to brainstorm – http://bit.ly/MuQUo

Riding the Wave: How to Optimize Your Work Cycle – http://bit.ly/3veJN2

Great advice about giving praise to employees &co-workers – http://bit.ly/HDW93

Use Salesmanship to Energize Your Organization – but don’t confuse salesmanship w/ leadership! – http://bit.ly/1anBj6

10 Legal Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Small Business And How To Avoid Them – http://bit.ly/G1YKz

10 Tips For Small Businesses & Startups On Writing A Killer Business Plan – http://bit.ly/xkvD0

10 Common Mistakes That Startup and Small Companies Make – http://ow.ly/oZrS

6 Tips for Customizing Your Small Business Blog – http://bit.ly/gKYLd

A post about the experience of a buyer on crowdSPRING – “The best freelance logo design website” – http://bit.ly/12s4Ao

Let’s put ourselves out of business – http://bit.ly/JxjtO

Big Collection of Tools For Twitter – http://regillo.com/twittertools

Search Engine Optimization 101 – http://bit.ly/5z6Kc

A Good Email Pitch http://bit.ly/fX5OQ

Excellent article about the evolution of Apple’s advertising – http://bit.ly/sa5Sw

How Do You See The World? – http://is.gd/38dSi

How to Spot Social-Media Snake Oil – http://bit.ly/CLPBv

SEO vs. Brand – http://bit.ly/6g7YK

Want to know how to compete? Some thoughts – http://bit.ly/15nHqA

Here’s how to game the Twitter system. Question is, should you? – http://bit.ly/2A2bN2

Patrick Swayze’s dirtiest dancing. And what it means for advertising – http://tinyurl.com/o88yc2

A New Media Book That’s Actually Fun to Read (review of Bob Garfield’s The Chaos Scenario) – http://bit.ly/g2qNr

The cardinal sin of community management – http://bit.ly/24rgiY

Reinventing the Wheel – http://bit.ly/2qkhq6

The Awesomeness Manifesto – awesomeness is the new innovation – http://bit.ly/vunxr

Entrepreneurs ‘Tweet’ Their Way Through Crises – http://bit.ly/CyXLv

Defending crowdsourcing & design contests. The platitudes of spec work – http://bit.ly/NYikv

Why Get Excited About Google Wave and the New Google Interface? – http://bit.ly/2kcP1M

What does your day in logos look like? Here’s mine – http://bit.ly/kkCXV

HOW TO: Write a Novel Using the Web – http://bit.ly/4jitJv

The End of “Creative” Hegemony – http://bit.ly/2MszsH

An interesting look at how graphics SHOULD have been used for the Health Care debate – http://bit.ly/5JsZD

Good article in The Atlantic about the current problems facing the media industry – http://bit.ly/oji6b

Super awesome job tool for folks – http://bit.ly/SjMpG

Think that only a small group of people can create & come up w/ great ideas? Bullshit – says @bogusky http://bit.ly/DAcQZ

Reading: I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script – http://bit.ly/OoyrM

Smart post about collaborative design reminding us that dialogue is often better than debate – http://bit.ly/74Rcz

Good analysis of the Adobe/Omniture deal (BusinessWeek) – http://bit.ly/j2LdZ

Very cool idea – the Free Art Fair, where artists give away their work for free – http://bit.ly/1taO9i

4 graphic designers re-imagine Homeland Security’s warning system – http://is.gd/3eZft

12 Unusual and Creative Tree Houses – http://bit.ly/eumH1

Michael Jackson medley by @SamuelTsui – WOW! – http://bit.ly/EIgyw

“I’m a Mac. I’m a PC….Hey that’s great….” – http://bit.ly/12nF3W

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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