Twitter Link Roundup #23 – Design, Small Business, Social Media And More Ross | January 13th, 2010

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!

Free Fonts Roundup – Websites to Download Free Fonts – http://bit.ly/8gWwAe

50 First-class & New Downloadable Fonts For Professional Designs – http://bit.ly/4TDAcR

50 Awesome High-Quality Free Fonts to Enhance your #Designhttp://bit.ly/5wQ4yV

How to Stay Sane When Freelancing From Home – http://bit.ly/7ZHbAO

70+ Promising Resources and Tutorials Especially For Designers To Discover The Best Of The Web – http://bit.ly/7P0MgS

CSS Properties Index – http://bit.ly/22E38T

How to Discuss “the Fold” with a Client – http://bit.ly/7luFjP

90+ Exceptionally useful Logo Tutorials, Tips & Resources – http://bit.ly/7dGXxo

Free Wireframing, Sketching & Design Resources for Designers – http://bit.ly/76wdLf

Creative Billboard Advertising Campaigns – http://j.mp/5sEOUC

Creative and Unusual Layouts and Navigation Designs – http://bit.ly/7LEK2p

A Basic Guide to Photoshop’s 3D Tools – http://bit.ly/8Q7X1v

20 logos with clever use of imagination – http://bit.ly/5wqlar

24 UX Articles to Start 2010 – http://bit.ly/7last6

Seeing Double: Two Color Inspiration – http://tinyurl.com/ybp6cjs

Designing & Selecting Components for UIs – http://bit.ly/8vNPUN

The Clear War: about designer’s responsibility to stand up – http://bit.ly/7UxM52

JavaScript Best Practices – http://bit.ly/4poMMK

Magic lighting effect in photoshop – http://bit.ly/hEcWT

The Case Against Vertical Navigatio – http://bit.ly/80Sn8f

In Defense of Vertical Navigation – http://bit.ly/7qjbJh

10 Excellent Free Fonts You simply Can’t Keep Your Hands Off – http://bit.ly/64YcAB

90 Creative Coming Soon Page Designs and Resources – http://bit.ly/6Mia0m

4 Simple Design Elements Behind a Good Call to Action – http://bit.ly/4FUqiB

Photoshop tutorial: high contrast texture – http://bit.ly/7Ucfpb

Must Have Resources for the Web Developer’s Toolbox – http://bit.ly/8PCRHc

100+ Seamless Patterns Great for Creating Website Backgrounds – http://bit.ly/4OXzBQ

500+ hearts brushes for your Valentine designs – http://bit.ly/4Kfl23

23 Extremely Helpful WordPress Help Sheets And Resources – http://bit.ly/MJEPQ

When Clients Take Too Much Design Control – http://bit.ly/5Ig3Ld

30+ Handy Blank Templates for Designers – http://bit.ly/6cYiSW

Drop-Shadows and Gradients: Be Consistent in Your Visual Metaphors – http://bit.ly/8EBTgQ

Modern Art Movements To Inspire Your Logo Design – http://bit.ly/7dmWpu

Collaboration Tips for Designers Working with Developers – http://bit.ly/4ZQrB5

10 Techniques for a Fantastic Footer – http://bit.ly/4o2dtf

Pictodeck Icon Set: Over 700 Free Pictograms for Keynote – http://bit.ly/6CAWQe

Showcase Of 50 Best Inspiring Gaming Websites – http://bit.ly/71K2Ih

Why We Should Teach Design Early – http://bit.ly/7kqJc6

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) – http://bit.ly/1ySfi

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) – http://bit.ly/XTLkS

What Numbers Should Be Important To Startups And Small Businesses? – http://bit.ly/4n38bc

How I Stay Efficient – My Three Hour Rule – http://bit.ly/8vGetE

Getting Things Done: How I Set Priorities – http://bit.ly/8jUNAP

Startup Tip: Don’t Chase Your Own Tail – http://bit.ly/6WMbAS

Small business and startup tip: managing bookkeepers, accountants, and the end-of-year mishegoss – http://bit.ly/6mKGls

“Get the culture right and all else follows,” HT @zappos Tony Hsieh – http://bit.ly/89SrMp

The Danger of Entrepreneurial Passion – http://bit.ly/7SOVHm

Startup Tip: Selecting Software Technologies for your startup – http://bit.ly/85z6Gg

Startup Tip: What To Do If Your Existing Software Technology Just Isn’t Good Enough - http://bit.ly/87MDzR

For Many Entrepreneurs, Running the Show is Stressful – http://bit.ly/7zVzON

Startup Tip: Three Highest Priorities – http://bit.ly/5ejyMS

Startup Tip: Importance of Transparency – http://bit.ly/780cdT

10 C’s of Employee Engagement – http://ow.ly/UTQ2

“Sometimes the smartest vision you can have is a clear one of the people in front of you.” – http://bit.ly/8W73xg

Startup Tip – What I Would Have Wanted To Know About Data Migration – http://bit.ly/8FZsqE

How People Perform Is Influenced By Their Perception – http://bit.ly/7br0s5

Startup Tip: Focus First On A Problem, Not A Solution – http://bit.ly/7AecCz

Startup Tip: Importance of Information & Pace When Things Go Wrong – http://bit.ly/6Z9AgY

Is What You Say And What You Communicate Consistent? – http://bit.ly/4R0ByK

Startup Tip: Dealing With Pressure – http://bit.ly/6pYTiX

Startup Tip: Firing Employees - http://bit.ly/62CTnD

What Numbers Should Be Important To Startups And Small Businesses? – http://bit.ly/4n38bc

Small business and startup tip: managing bookkeepers, accountants, and the end-of-year mishegoss – http://bit.ly/6mKGls

2010 Rural Small Business Trend – http://bit.ly/7JNDgl

How I Stay Efficient – My Three Hour Rule – http://bit.ly/8vGetE

Getting Things Done: How I Set Priorities – http://bit.ly/8jUNAP

Startup Tip: Selecting Software Technologies for your startup – http://bit.ly/85z6Gg

Startup Tip: What To Do If Your Existing Software Technology Just Isn’t Good Enough -  http://bit.ly/87MDzR

10 C’s of Employee Engagement – http://ow.ly/UTQ2

Is What You Say And What You Communicate Consistent? – http://bit.ly/4R0ByK

How People Perform Is Influenced By Their Perception – http://bit.ly/7br0s5

Is What You Say And What You Communicate Consistent? – http://bit.ly/4R0ByK

The 10 Stages of Social Media Business Integration – http://bit.ly/6nTwWC

Outsourced thinking is today’s biggest problem – http://ow.ly/TdIz

Getting your small business started with social media (interview w/ @ducttape) – http://bit.ly/8ZqnNP

You Probably Mistreat Your Best Clients – http://bit.ly/8ULmgN

Do we live in a bribery economy? – http://bit.ly/4TxE7K

Harvard Teams Up With Foursquare For Collegiate Check-Ins – http://bit.ly/5naTE4

The World Really is Flat – Crowd Sourced Design Rules – http://bit.ly/5DeNvQ

crowdSPRING: Creative Solutions Platform or ‘Spec Work’ Enabler? – http://bit.ly/6ez7mC

Productivity Hacks: Voicemail, Folders & To-Do’s – http://bit.ly/5Dmbdk

Five Suggestions About Improving Root Cause Analysis – http://bit.ly/4YBYF7

Competing isn’t a strategy. great post on Microsoft – http://bit.ly/6PHJFq

New Study: The Market for Open Innovation (crowdSPRING mentioned) – http://bit.ly/7fuRio

The importance of knowing what you don’t want to be – http://bit.ly/4ZINbm

Queued Storage Backend for Django – http://bit.ly/53Ofn5

Anti-piracy agency’s logo broke copyright – http://goo.gl/hQqD

Impressed to see such a bold move by Google on China. Not every company has such balls – http://bit.ly/7Qhkdb

A very cool writeup about the science behind the movie Avatar – geeky, but great read – http://bit.ly/4K0r4H

How James Cameron’s Innovative New 3D Tech Created Avatar – http://bit.ly/5msDz5

Think you are innovative? Watch this TED video – http://bit.ly/5g9LVA

There are NO excuses – http://bit.ly/70Yi4f

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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