Twitter Link Roundup #49 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | July 29th, 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!


10 Best Practices and Tips for Small Business Web Design – http://bit.ly/smallbizweb

Considering buying a generic logo from a “logo store”? Weigh the legal & business risks – http://bit.ly/dtxKJ3

Marketing Strategy: Why Logo and Web Design Matter – http://bit.ly/ahhrzj

Do you celebrate incremental success? – http://bit.ly/d8xOjb

Small business love: trucks, pop-ups, and nomadic goodness – http://bit.ly/aiB27Z

How Often Do You Ask Why? – http://bit.ly/cUw3Oq

Be like the bamboo: 7 lessons from the Japanese forest – http://ki.am/azmgaq

Does your website add features or solve problems? – http://bit.ly/94pUTH

Business Models: Users vs. Customers – http://bit.ly/clP3b5

Instantly see what your site looks like in all kinds of mobile environments – http://bit.ly/delJGj

Be like the bamboo: 7 lessons from the Japanese forest – http://ki.am/azmgaq

Do you celebrate incremental success? – http://bit.ly/d8xOjb

Instantly see what your site looks like in all kinds of mobile environments – http://bit.ly/delJGj

Business Models: Users vs. Customers – http://bit.ly/clP3b5

Considering buying a generic logo from a “logo store”? Weigh the legal & business risks – http://bit.ly/dtxKJ3

How Often Do You Ask Why? – http://bit.ly/cUw3Oq

Useful post for entrepreneurs from @fredwilson about angel vs. VC investment – http://bit.ly/9FZGOK

Useful presentation slides from @dcancel on data driven startups – http://bit.ly/9hKFCq

Good read for entrepreneurs from Paul Graham – The top idea in your mind – http://bit.ly/ddSEKE

Does your website add features or solve problems? – http://bit.ly/94pUTH

Marketing Strategy: Why Logo and Web Design Matter – http://bit.ly/ahhrzj

Creative ways chef entrepreneurs are leveraging the Internet & social media for marketing – http://bit.ly/aiB27Z

Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and Old Spice (sales have increased) – http://bit.ly/aXK6rh

57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources – http://bit.ly/d62ehw

Very nice Newsweek infographic on how digital has changed our world – http://bit.ly/d5ZT6A

Why Ad Agencies are Making a Mistake with Flash – http://bit.ly/c9dU4L

Marketing Strategy: Why Logo and Web Design Matter – http://bit.ly/ahhrzj

Fire Your Marketing Manager and Hire a Community Manager – http://bit.ly/bAap9P

Advertising is fucked, says @jefffarvishttp://bit.ly/8Yw2KC

Does adding Twitter to a brand make it cooler? – http://bit.ly/aVkKv8

How to Socialize User Experience Design: Thinking Outside Your Website – http://ow.ly/2hw2d

Creative ways chef entrepreneurs are leveraging the Internet & social media for marketing – http://bit.ly/aiB27Z

33 Creative Examples of Smart Car Advertisements – http://bit.ly/9aRQzt

Copycat fail. Cisco outlines how they’re knocking off Old Spice SM campaign – http://bit.ly/aaldWX

The 8 Success Criteria For Facebook Page Marketing – http://bit.ly/bhvS5w

Ad Industry Rejects “Mad Men” Image – http://bit.ly/9BSyZw

Creative Uses of Stickers in Advertising – http://bit.ly/bUyvKu

Insightful ReadWriteWeb piece on Facebook Questions and impact of new feature – http://rww.tw/aE2CEi

Are traditional agencies figuring out digital! Or just doing gimmicks – http://bit.ly/9vucN6

Playing With Food: Creative Advertisements For Food and With Food – http://bit.ly/aeg9Id

Emotional Interface Design: The Gateway to Passionate Users – http://bit.ly/cyoVwC

How Microsoft Xbox Uses Twitter to Reduce Support Costs – http://bit.ly/cvLXk1

15 Famous And Successful Logo Redesigns – What Has Been Improved? – http://bit.ly/cR3jql

Landing Page Makeover Clinic #28: IntelligentEditing.com – http://bit.ly/a0mY0f

30 Creative Personification Ads in Advertising – http://bit.ly/9P0zoq

10 New High-Quality Fonts for Your Designs – http://bit.ly/ajh5S5

Best Practices for Preventing Design and Code Theft – http://bit.ly/a5U0tp

50 Newest Creative Package Designs – http://bit.ly/btSJiG

Bold Fonts For Killer Headlines – http://ow.ly/2gq6s

Playing With Food: Creative Advertisements For Food and With Food – http://bit.ly/aeg9Id

15 Famous And Successful Logo Redesigns – What Has Been Improved? – http://bit.ly/cR3jql

50 Useful Tools and Resources For Web Designers – http://bit.ly/alAVSD

Emotional Interface Design: The Gateway to Passionate Users – http://bit.ly/cyoVwC

10 Best Practices and Tips for Small Business Web Design – http://bit.ly/smallbizweb

100 Seriously Awesome Retro Wallpapers – http://bit.ly/9jQ5Rt

Passing The Holy Milestone: How To Meet Deadlines – http://bit.ly/9cwmhJ

Overcoming the Obstacles of Usability Testing – http://bit.ly/9n6W0S

75 Amazing Eye-Popping Colorful Logos – http://bit.ly/a2zPoY

How to Socialize User Experience Design: Thinking Outside Your Website – http://ow.ly/2hw2d

Instantly see what your site looks like in all kinds of mobile environments – http://bit.ly/delJGj

200+ Exclusive Free Icons: “Reflection” – http://bit.ly/bD1JZG

Typography and its Immense Importance for Your Designing – http://ow.ly/2fLIx

Great collection of 30+ Excellent Photoshop Website Layout Tutorials – http://bit.ly/aEqV45

25 Beautiful Travel and Tourism Websites – http://bit.ly/a46iyP

Ultimate Roundup of 200+ Adobe Illustrator Tutorials – http://bit.ly/aKMAc8

Does your website add features or solve problems? – http://bit.ly/94pUTH

Tutorial: Create Glass Effect Text In Photoshop – http://bit.ly/buANeP

CSS Tips I Wish I Knew When I First Started – http://bit.ly/daDPoa

50 Inspiring Examples of Texture in Web Design – http://bit.ly/9mA5BZ

30+ Business Card Designs that Will Inspire You – http://bit.ly/dad2ib

30 Creative Personification Ads in Advertising – http://bit.ly/9P0zoq

Better UI Design: Proper Use of Tables – http://bit.ly/a58YeZ

50 Most Creative Character Illustration Tutorials – http://bit.ly/9apZI4

Creative Collection of Packaging Designs – http://bit.ly/aveHJF

Creative & Inspirational Promotional Poster Designs – http://bit.ly/cWikDy

33 Creative Examples of Smart Car Advertisements – http://bit.ly/9aRQzt

Creative Uses of Stickers in Advertising – http://bit.ly/bUyvKu

Create a Detailed Vector Emblem Badge in Illustrator – http://bit.ly/9MNsu7

How to Design a Clean Website Layout in Photoshop – http://ow.ly/2gb7v

Very nice Newsweek infographic on how digital has changed our world – http://bit.ly/d5ZT6A

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

Good-bye editors, hello Flipboard? – http://bit.ly/9c3bfJ

Half of Journalists Think Their Offline Publications Will Eventually Fold – http://sto.ly/ayZ5PE

The Flipboard Dilemma: Who Owns User Experience? – http://bit.ly/a1fXk9

More on Flipboard and whether it’s legal – http://bit.ly/cT0dsq

Why Flipboard’s Already One Of The Best iPad Apps (And 3 Ways To Improve) – http://bit.ly/bcanjX

Be like the bamboo: 7 lessons from the Japanese forest – http://ki.am/azmgaq

Language influences the way people see the world – http://bit.ly/cerzXx

Spending Our Cognitive Surplus – http://huff.to/cyxjNw

Anatomy of Interface Design – http://bit.ly/cfzC4C

Many in Japan Are Outsourcing Themselves – http://nyti.ms/ccVvDS

Interesting thoughts on Mechanical Turk, crowdsourcing, & fair market pricing – http://bit.ly/aM2NJM

Oil Spill Challenge “Solution Revealed” #6: Baking Soda and Nylon – http://bit.ly/bWURUE

Landing Page Makeover Clinic #28: IntelligentEditing.com – http://bit.ly/a0mY0f

Designing a Facebook landing page: 12 of the best! – http://bit.ly/apVUBd

Continuing to execute on all cylinders, @Groupon blazes ahead w/ personalized deals – http://tcrn.ch/a2GvI2

The technology and design are very cool. The price…not so cool. Dyson fan – http://bit.ly/cNZxQd

Sitting on your butt likely to kill you. I might start standing – http://bit.ly/dhxuzb

A Guide on Layout Types in Web Design – http://bit.ly/cpefsw

What Do We Really Mean By Art? – http://bit.ly/dr9dDC

How Would Pablo Picasso Paint The Letter “P”? – http://bit.ly/b51gVX

How soon until Apple makes an electric car? New apple battery charger – http://tcrn.ch/bDNPWB

The $160 million floating island of your dreams – http://bit.ly/c5CaO3

They won’t sell too many of these to PETA fans – (beer in dead animals) – http://bit.ly/bxpPKY

Pacman in HTML5 / Canvas – http://bit.ly/aaVdYN

Is there ANYONE in the world who likes rainbows more than this guy? – http://youtu.be/OQSNhk5ICTI

I hope you enjoy these links! Please leave a comment and let me know what you liked/didn’t like.

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