Twitter Link Roundup #230 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | August 15th, 2014


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!

The image above is a fun look at how some of the most famous scientists in history might have personally branded themselves..


Small Business Tips: 5 Steps to Building Great Customer Relationships –

Small Business Tips: Engaging Customers (Sell, Sell, Sell) –


Why aren’t App Constellations working –

12 Tips for Creating Your Startup’s Board of Advisors | ReadWrite –

The Founder’s Null Hypothesis | by Tomasz Tunguz –

The 11 Risks VCs Evaluate | by Tomasz Tunguz –


Why can’t advertisers get personalization right? | ThoughtGadgets by Ben Kunz –

The Neuroscience Of Emoticons | Co.Design –

9 Responsive Websites All Online Marketers Should Mimic –

30 Unofficial Redesigns of Popular Social Media Sites –


20 Outstanding Free Photoshop Text Effects –

45 Brilliant Tutorials for Learning Pixelmator | Vandelay Design –

Brilliant Package Design Ideas | AntsMagazine –

Top 10 Free Programming Fonts –

25 of the Best Photoshop Illustration Tutorials of All Time | Vandelay Design –

Infographic: Evolution Of Fonts In Hollywood Movie Titles –

More than 700 Free Stock Photos for Commercial Use | noupe –

40 Free PSD Mock Ups for Showcasing Your Print Designs –

20 Free High Resolution Photoshop Brush Packs –

10 awesome free symbol fonts –

40 Creative Examples of Street Art For Your Inspiration | InstantShift –

100+ Abstract Geometric Shapes Vector Backgrounds –

Topnotch Futuristic Cities Illustrations | Abduzeedo –

10 awesome examples of experimental typography –

The Neuroscience Of Emoticons | Co.Design –

These 50+ Awesome Photoshop Plugins Will Save You A Lot of Time and Money | Vandelay Design –

Video Game History Through Controllers –

40+ High Quality Free Social Media Icons | Vandelay Design –

Great profile of Ji Lee, creative strategist at Facebook –

The best new fonts, August 2014 | Webdesigner Depot –

30 best free minimalistic fonts for web designers | Creative Nerds –

Interview with a crowdSPRING designer … 12 Questions: Meet Connie Zegers (The Netherlands) –

20 Free Fonts for Minimalistic Designs –

Cleverly Designed Sustainable and Interactive Food Packaging By Tomorrow Machine –

How To Create a Washed Out Vintage Matte Photo Effect –

Origins of Common UI Symbols –

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –


2014 Logo Trends –

7 Questions For Logo Design Legend Ivan Chermayeff | Co.Design –

20 Free Branding/Identity Mockups with Themed Items –

If top scientists throughout history had their own logos –

35 Creative Food & Drinks Inspired Logo Designs | InstantShift –

The best new fonts, August 2014 | Webdesigner Depot –


50+ Excellent Tutorials for Creating Website Layouts in Photoshop | Vandelay Design –

Great Landing Page Designs –

Everything You Need To Know About Responsive Design – The Theoretical Side | InstantShift –

Progressive Content for Progressive Reduction | UX Booth –

30 best free minimalistic fonts for web designers | Creative Nerds –

40+ High Quality Free Social Media Icons | Vandelay Design –

Action-packed: 40 After Effects Tutorials for Beginners and Pros | noupe –

9 Responsive Websites All Online Marketers Should Mimic –

How To Create a Web Icon in Adobe Illustrator | Designmodo –

14 jQuery Accordion Plugins For Developers & Designers –

20 Impressive CSS3 Techniques, Libraries and Examples | Tutorialzine –

More than 700 Free Stock Photos for Commercial Use | noupe –

What web designers can learn from Disney | Creative Bloq –

25 Innovative Websites that Buck the Design Trends –

Designing for a platform –

A Better 404 Page | Smashing Magazine –

15 Creative Loading Effects For Your Website –

Beginner’s Guide Into Responsive Web Design –

Improve The E-commerce Checkout Interface And Get Better Results –

Should You Keep the Above-the-Fold Design Principles? | InstantShift –

20 Useful Infographics Featuring Web Design Tips & Tricks –

55 of the Best Church Website Designs | Vandelay Design –

Redesign Your Website For Better UX | Usability Geek –

5 essential elements of a successful 404 error page | Webdesigner Depot –

Free 100 Icon Pack –

10 Page Loading Effects That Catch Your Viewer’s Attention | 1stwebdesigner –

Interaction design: three important innovations | Econsultancy –

30 Unofficial Redesigns of Popular Social Media Sites –

Make Shapes with CSS: How to Create Different Shapes in CSS | 1stwebdesigner –


How to design for mobile devices, when you don’t have one | Webdesigner Depot –

Free Swift Tutorials for Apple’s New Programming Language | Designmodo –

12 Mobile Apps Essential For Developers and Web Designers –

30 Android Apps Worth Downloading This Year | 1stwebdesigner –


Extracting audio from visual information | MIT News Office –

Science Says You Should Leave Work at 2 p.m. and Go for a Walk –

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