Twitter Link Roundup #15 – Design, Small Business, Social Media And More Ross | October 8th, 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!

800+ Categorized Photoshop Tutorials, Plugins and Brushes – http://bit.ly/Dsllp

50 Totally Free Lessons in Graphic Design Theory – http://bit.ly/FnlBj

The Ultimate Round-Up of Print Design Tutorials -http://bit.ly/13NdCw

Crucial Rules to Follow When Designing a Logo - http://bit.ly/Zd9mj

Can Creative Commons Licensed Works Be Used For Logo Design? NO. Here’s why – http://bit.ly/7vMBP

20 Tutorials For Creating HDR Images - http://bit.ly/bGwVv

33 Creative Photoshop Tutorials for Manipulating Photos -http://bit.ly/aB8U9

Interactivity in Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide - http://bit.ly/UfFQk

10 User Interface Design Fundamentals - http://bit.ly/ZO3pS

43 High Quality Tutorial Sites to Start Learning Web Design -http://bit.ly/4Fk1Z

5 Design Practices to Improve Efficiency in Photoshop -http://bit.ly/2VVVHf

How to Make an Impressive Blog Layout in Photoshop – http://bit.ly/2H3Uf

The myth of the page fold: evidence from user testing - http://bit.ly/D6Kum

Unique Places for Interface Design Inspiration – http://bit.ly/dYT9m

Creative Interview with designer Richard Darell aka @Minervity - http://bit.ly/19EK8f

28 Excellent Examples of Using Gradient Effects in Web Design – http://ow.ly/sJPu

100 (Legal) Sources for Free Stock Images – http://bit.ly/WoNBf

Most Used and Abused Web Design Trends of All Time - http://bit.ly/dsaBt

How to effectively clean up a logo in illustrator with the pathfinder tool - http://bit.ly/3dzoDY

Make yourself an Amazing Typographic Portrait - http://bit.ly/z9MA3

100 Artworks from the Top Digital Artists in Asia – http://bit.ly/3hO3up

Photoshop Selections: The Lasso Tool - http://bit.ly/2Qizaw

Website/Blog Thumbnails: Examples & Best Practices – http://ow.ly/rTe9

How to Create an Ice Sculpture In Photoshop - http://ow.ly/snLh

Effective Strategy To Estimate Time For Your Design Projects – http://ow.ly/snO1

95+ Great Photoshop Tutorials to Learn Awesome Photo Manipulation Tricks - http://bit.ly/kBFxm

30 Useful Photoshop Buttons and Badges Tutorials - http://ow.ly/snPA

20 Remarkable Retro Photography + Vintage Style Photoshop Tutorials - http://bit.ly/1e8lOw

Famous logos made out of lego – http://tinyurl.com/yeqzphr

18 Awesome logos using the color orange – http://bit.ly/gxwvq

Captchas: Tough on Sales and Common Way to Test User Tolerance - http://bit.ly/3Pck2t

Amazing Package Design Inspiration: 40 Favorite Beverage Package Designs - http://bit.ly/1WB59d

101 Techniques for a Powerful CMS using WordPress – http://ow.ly/s2Rw

The Best Logo Designs Created by You – Part 1 - http://bit.ly/2HRFED

Quiz: So you think you can tell Arial from Helvetica? - http://bit.ly/2eyD34

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

Outsourcing and design – http://bit.ly/6EhZK

Thoughts for small businesses & startups on raising capital - http://bit.ly/KnK70

6 Tips For Startups (and small business) About Fundraising - http://bit.ly/33iFmg

TED TALK: Dave Logan on tribal leadership (about motivating and getting the most out of your teams) - http://bit.ly/1YEXfm

Startup Tip: You Must Have Real Passion About Your Idea If You Want To Succeed - http://bit.ly/EYYp9

Important for leaders to recognize this: Strengths become weaknesses – http://ow.ly/sgXW

Startup Tip: Share Your Experience With Others. They’ll benefit, and so will you. Here’s why – http://bit.ly/66tPL

Startup Tip: Focus On Your Business. Don’t Obsess About Your Title - http://bit.ly/CqWHU

Startup Tip: To Execute Your Strategy Successfully – Look At The Big Picture – http://bit.ly/4u86gs

How to Avoid Eight Common Leadership Blunders - http://ow.ly/smXn

Excellent tipsfor entrepreneurs and startups thinking about VC funding - http://bit.ly/1GbdyS

5 tips for startups and small business: You’ll Make Lots of Mistakes. Don’t Obsess About Them – http://bit.ly/R9tnO

Thoughts for small businesses & startups on raising capital - http://bit.ly/KnK70

5 tips for startups and small business: You’ll Make Lots of Mistakes. Don’t Obsess About Them – http://bit.ly/R9tnO

6 Tips For Startups (and small business) About Fundraising – http://bit.ly/33iFmg

A riff on why consumers often don’t believe your brand – http://tinyurl.com/ye9ynjt

Why we called Starbucks stupid, and why you lie too much – http://tinyurl.com/ybk7r68

Would you criticize a brand you covet as a client or employer? – http://bit.ly/Eowub

The End Of Marketer-Blogger Relationships? – http://bit.ly/4gXour

A Question of Free: Should Coffee Shops Charge For Web Access? – http://bit.ly/4zo2Ok

100 Twitter Feeds to Make You a Better Teacher – http://bit.ly/1nW8Yv

In Defense of Godin, Google, and Open Systems – http://bit.ly/EoEuy

Different Kinds Of Twitterers: What’s The Right Balance For Business? – http://bit.ly/CSMKU

British Court Issues Injunction on Twitter - http://bit.ly/9b6rd

How to Talk to the A-list while arriving on the D-List – http://bit.ly/iG1AV

Interesting analysis (with some new information) about Twitter - http://bit.ly/RCEDw

80% of Twitter users self-focused – http://mashable.com/2009/09/29/meformers

10 Unspoken Rules (nuances, realities, etc) of Twitter – http://post.ly/6zlP

Who rules the Social Web? – http://j.mp/Jaugp

Trials and Tribulations of SpecWork and CrowdSpring - http://bit.ly/n7VpK

Interview by @ducttape (small biz mktg expert) w/ @crowdspring about crowdsourcing graphic design – http://bit.ly/hQDl5

Amazing Art History Education Website — Smarthistory — http://bit.ly/FqSS

The Cover Story – interview w/ Alex Bogusky - @bogusky – about New Media project on crowdSPRING - http://bit.ly/4flbQy

crowdSPRING: A Job Source for Designers - http://bit.ly/oqOMP

Secret to successful community building? Be a great gardener, avoid temptation to landscape – http://bit.ly/PCmlR

7 Reasons To Stick With Agency Smarts Rather Than The Wisdom Of Crowds - http://bit.ly/aJQyu

IDEO crowdsources the future of climate change – http://tinyurl.com/y8tlhw4

Pepsi and Will.i.am think crowdsourcing is cool – do you? - http://bit.ly/17MPF5

TED Blog: 100 Websites You Should Know and Use – http://bit.ly/2kkKAj

The Big VC Thaw – Why The Market is Moving Again (part 2 of 3) and what you should do about it – http://bit.ly/127vtR

Apparently, Wikipedia is like…Bowling - http://bit.ly/10rN0U

Crowdsourcing hits the mainstream, with this week’s episode of House, M.D. – http://bit.ly/1KGvyD

Unilever’s So-Called Crowdsourcing – http://bit.ly/oP514

crowdSPRING Welcomes The World – our visitors come from nearly every country on Earth - http://bit.ly/2mm57x

A New Media Book That’s Actually Fun to Read – about Bob Garfield’s The Chaos Scenario – http://ow.ly/s4Dt

Up Close With Google Search Options – http://bit.ly/u2Mll

Cute Expression Photos Of Eggs – http://su.pr/1hgp3w

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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