Twitter Link Roundup #16 – Design, Small Business, Social Media And More Ross Kimbarovsky | October 15th, 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 –

30 Complete Photoshop Guides for Beginners –

iPhone App Design Trends –

Amazing Photoshop light effect in 10 Steps –

Active State in Navigation – CSS Navigation Tutorial –

9 great UX presentations to help you build better website –

47 Useful Adobe AIR Apps for Web and Graphic Designers –

15 Common Mistakes In E-Commerce Design –

Fonts on the web and a list of web safe fonts –

Create an Apple inpired website layout in Photoshop –

How to Create a Nice Sleek Dark Button in Photoshop –

Fonts Used in Logos of Popular Design Blogs –

24 Useful Tutorials on Creating Photoshop Brushes –

View Source Tutorial: Sticky Notes With HTML5 and CSS3 –

7 examples of innovative effects and techniques in webdesign –

Creating a Graphic Portfolio Without a Client –

The 30 funniest blue screens of death –

6 Characteristics of a Great Logo –

Design Process of Koi Illustration –

Understanding ink limits in Photoshop –

Painting a Photo in Photoshop –

Logo Design Toolbox: 60+ Resources for Logo Design-

For print designers who think that web technology has passed them by –

33 Creative Photoshop Tutorials for Manipulating Photos –

15 Design Decisions That Annoy Readers –

Tutorial: Draw Paths with Photoshop’s Pen Tool –

Setting Up Photoshop For Web, App and iPhone Development –

Web Layout Designs: 60 Must Have Tutorials –

5 Useful Little Photoshop Tricks to Add Extra Elegance For Your Design –

35 Smart Logos With Second Thought To Make You look Twice –

3 Powerful Ways To Make Typography Talk On Your Website –

FREE e-book: Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts –

FREE e-book: Contracts for Designers Who Hate Contracts –

Startup Tip: Two Kinds Of Failure –

Startup Tip: Have The Right Attitude To Succeed –

TED TALK: Dave Logan on tribal leadership –

Why I don’t like startups to have Board Observers –

Good article about finding, vetting and developing ideas for a new startup –

Can small business leverage B-scholl ideas? –

Small business websites ‘need a design overhaul’ –

Good article about finding, vetting and developing ideas for a small business or startup –

Fortune Small Business and the Kauffman Foundation Announce the 50 Best Places to Launch a Business –

In Business, Early Birds Twitter Most Effectively –

In Business, Early Birds Twitter Most Effectively –

Why Design Thinking Won’t Save You –

The ROI of now vs. later –

In Defense of Godin, Google, and Open Systems –

Social Media Usage Policies: Less Lawyering, More Encouraging –

Social Media and it’s Influence on Brand Search –

The New Technorati: Real-Time Influence –

Trials And Tribulations Of SpecWork And CrowdSpring –

Designers are Acting like Spoiled Brats (post abt challenges of competition) –

Disagreeing w/ this article about meetings –

Spammers, Evildoers, and Opportunists –

Very good (and progressive) thoughts from @skaw about spec work –

search engine optimization (seo): the good, the bad and the (mostly) ugly –

7 Reasons To Stick With Agency Smarts Rather Than The Wisdom Of Crowds –

An Open Letter To Derek Powazek On The Value Of SEO –

Can you guess whose logo you’d expect to see at the bottom of this advertisement? –

Sneak Peek Into the Photoshop Labs [HQ] –

Great to see Google crowdsourcing 3D building imaging –

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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