Twitter Link Roundup #35 – Design, Copywriting, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media And More Ross | April 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!

5 Photoshop & CSS Tricks for Killer Web Designs – http://bit.ly/9I3Q4h

The Dying Art Of Design – http://j.mp/a3ABbY

Outstanding post by @TheLogoFactory about the harm caused by “Logo Raiding” – http://bit.ly/9VITgG

30+ Excellent Photoshop Web layout Design Tutorials – http://bit.ly/cakfJy

Opinion Column: The Sad State Of The Web Design Community – http://bit.ly/dnHYzT

Introducing the Web Safe Font Cheat Sheet – http://bit.ly/d7QgWu

Fun & Amazing Vintage Print Ads Roundup for Inspiration – http://bit.ly/9a8o4c

Vector freebies and premium: floral, wings and t-shirts – http://bit.ly/95aGpz

117 Funniest Creative Job and Recruitment Ads – http://j.mp/bjVLQu

Dealing With Clients Who Refuse To Pay – http://bit.ly/bIn8L2

The Ten Commandments Of User Experience – http://slidesha.re/9kWABa

15+ Useful CSS Grid Systems – http://bit.ly/9TjQcQ

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Typeface – http://bit.ly/bGSIFy

Web design conferences: just expensive blog posts? – http://bit.ly/9E4W8E

Holistic Web Browsing: Trends Of The Future – http://bit.ly/b16FrS

Creative Ads Inspired by our Favorite Fairy Tales – http://bit.ly/bP8nDz

Design is playing increasingly more important role in selling products – http://bit.ly/bjeHjo

A Showcase of Inspiring Business Card Illustration Designs – http://bit.ly/9USBRf

“These results suggest that [developers rely] on stereotype & instinct to understanding user needs” – http://bit.ly/9wYjej

Inspiration – Beautiful Book Cover Designs – http://bit.ly/dwLlKi

90 Creative Advertisements You Will Listen To – http://bit.ly/aSjtqL

The Myth of Design Limitations – http://bit.ly/9aUh2B

Great collection of free online photoshop & photography classes – http://bit.ly/clKAlf

Web Forms for People – http://bit.ly/9fp6L9

Mind-Blowing Typography in 3D – http://bit.ly/2JdxLW

25 Fun and Time Saving PhotoShop Actions Tutorials – http://bit.ly/bcQ9uZ

The Basics of Business Card Design – http://bit.ly/alyIma

20+ Inspirational Wet Web Designs making Heavy Use of Water – http://bit.ly/9aRQlu

“Print designers are going to have to face up to reality and learn how to design for real users” – http://bit.ly/c1zQyQ

A Showcase of Impressed Print Designs – http://bit.ly/bZ6N64

How to Create an Incredible Typographic Illustration – Part 1 – http://bit.ly/dmMdFt

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

3 Internet Tools To Market Your Books Better and Faster – http://bit.ly/9KAv0o

Twelve Cool Tools for Writers and Others – http://bit.ly/ast11b

Cut Your Words: 5 Articles on Concise Writing – http://bit.ly/bi8W3W

Journalism School of the future: Thoughts from Richard Edelman – http://bit.ly/ded4Tu

Writer 2.0 is a new web magazine about how wordsmiths will survive in the 21st century – http://bit.ly/amjVuy

5 Warning Signs You Might be a Blogcrastinator – http://bit.ly/bRGCWV

PR for Startups – http://bit.ly/cC3eD3

How to run a software business on 5 hrs a week. Great article on focus – http://bit.ly/9ZGK39

The Need To Refocus From Time To Time – http://bit.ly/aeZxTn

Understanding Salespeople at Startups – http://bit.ly/9a7Wph

Build a technology company without a tech cofounder – http://bit.ly/cwC5GJ

Why you should have a co-founder – http://bit.ly/dpOWUn

Infographic on entrepreneurs’ state of mind in 2010 – http://bit.ly/aZnwNW

Why Startups are Agile and Opportunistic – Pivoting the Business Model – http://bit.ly/bjwpPN

Interesting perspective from @jasonfried about laziness – “Driven to Distraction” – http://bit.ly/9Bq8VB

If you need to lie as an entrepreneur, you’re heading down the wrong path – Should Entrepreneurs Lie? – http://bit.ly/9kgv1g

The Dangers Of Tying Your Business To Another – http://bit.ly/dCQSPa

Small business and customer service: 3 tips for creating a virtuous loop – http://bit.ly/9w9X1R

The Need To Refocus From Time To Time – http://bit.ly/aeZxTn

Build a technology company without a tech cofounder (by @BeckyMcCray) – http://bit.ly/cwC5GJ

How to run a software business on 5 hrs a week. Great article on focus – http://bit.ly/9ZGK39

Six Questions to Ask for Powerful Testimonials – http://bit.ly/cAEM7v

Interesting perspective from @jasonfried about laziness – “Driven to Distraction” – http://bit.ly/9Bq8VB

Why 9 out of 10 Small Businesses Fail – http://bit.ly/aO0uPO

The Dangers Of Tying Your Business To Another – http://bit.ly/dCQSPa

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: GoHuman.com – http://bit.ly/cn8yAV

35 great social media info-graphics – http://bit.ly/9DsQpH

Thoughts on Twitter’s ad model and suggestions for brands – http://bit.ly/8ZvcO

PSFK list of most relevant brands of 2010. foursquare already up to number 6 – http://bit.ly/c4CpjK

Advice on optimizing your profile pic – http://bit.ly/d1bffq

Interesting report on men and social media – http://bit.ly/c8gqe5

Good analysis by @msuster about Twitter’s acquisition of Tweetie & what Twitter should do at Chirp – http://bit.ly/cCn9cE

There are no firm answers in social media – http://bit.ly/aa3bUR

The Edelman 2010 Trust Barometer – http://sto.ly/aoiJce

Success Is Made Of Little Victories  – http://bit.ly/a1x5XS

Good question: Where are the ‘vertical’ social media specialists? – http://bit.ly/bMaJis

Digital & Social Media Tools For Nonprofits  – http://bit.ly/chg7oJ

Design is playing increasingly more important role in selling products – http://bit.ly/bjeHjo

Journalism School of the future: Thoughts from Richard Edelman – http://bit.ly/ded4Tu

News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments – http://nyti.ms/daMvna

Six Questions to Ask for Powerful Testimonials – http://bit.ly/cAEM7v

Creative Ads Inspired by our Favorite Fairy Tales – http://bit.ly/bP8nDz

PR for Startups – http://bit.ly/cC3eD3

US Marketers Overlook User-driven Innovations in Mobile – http://bit.ly/aFKuli

Agree with @davemcclure about Foursquare, Gowalla, etc. bubble – http://bit.ly/cHbINJ

The Path To Advertising Nirvana – http://bit.ly/btiK8z

Twitter acquires Tweetie – http://bit.ly/btV8Vs

Forbes covers the *secret* meetings today by Twitter developer community, a Groundswell surge vs Twitter – http://bit.ly/8YnnvD

Interview with a crowdSPRING Designer – 12 Questions: Meet Jeff Quigley (Canada) – http://bit.ly/ckG0R6

Crowdsourcing: Opportunity or Time Suck? – http://bit.ly/dbuzxI

How crowdSPRING has scaled its customer support – http://bit.ly/btcgSw

Innovate or die, bitches (about the Adobe/Apple brawl) – http://bit.ly/aRDzNp

Good post by @jtwinsor about the cultural shift in marketing (& embrace of crowdsourcing) – http://bit.ly/9GTluB

U.S. Government Continues To Embrace Crowdsourcing – http://bit.ly/duuq3a

iPad, the tablet shift, and what this means for the laptop – http://bit.ly/ccgbUj

5 Investment Tips From Billionaire Warren Buffett – http://bit.ly/aOIRIt

“These results suggest that [developers rely] on stereotype & instinct to understanding user needs” – http://bit.ly/9wYjej

M. Dowd’s enlightened piece on repressive aspects of Islam & Catholicism – http://nyti.ms/ahBahw

BW sees 5 steps for Gooogle to compete with iPad – http://bit.ly/aj7Lwv

How fast do people upgrade to new browsers – http://bit.ly/ct0IuO

Tend to agree with @gruber that Apple’s 3.3.1 changes are on balance good for iPhone users – http://bit.ly/9Md8ed

Web design conferences: just expensive blog posts? – http://bit.ly/9E4W8E

The Ten Commandments Of User Experience – http://slidesha.re/9kWABa

Very cool new word cloud app: use photos, docs, websites, shapes, images etc. – http://bit.ly/bqyD1p

Air Force Reformer: Time to “Crowdsource” Weapons Design – http://bit.ly/bUH0sv

Dealing With Clients Who Refuse To Pay – http://bit.ly/bIn8L2

Amazing tragedy as Poland’s entire leadership dies in plane crash – http://nyti.ms/9sphDP

Holistic Web Browsing: Trends Of The Future – http://bit.ly/b16FrS

Of all the people in human history who ever reached the age of 65, half are alive now – http://bit.ly/d4Hu9a

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: GoHuman.com – http://bit.ly/cn8yAV

The snuggie is old news. The rage these days: wearable towels – http://bit.ly/8YrASu

McDonald’s Happy Meal survives one year, doesn’t decompose – http://bit.ly/b9FSIC

117 Funniest Creative Job and Recruitment Ads – http://j.mp/bjVLQu

This is so hilarious, it’s not even funny – http://bit.ly/aFrxWI

Awesome! A proposed tax form for freelancers… from the NY Times Op-Art/designer Sam Potts – http://nyti.ms/9wjqyA

10 Earliest Known Musical Instruments – http://ki.am/bZ6uii

Creative and nicely done – New York is destroyed by 8 bit invaders – http://bit.ly/alejrn

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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