101 Tips and Resources for Designers, Entrepreneurs and Marketers

February 9, 2010

Tips for Designers Entrepreneurs & Marketers
A roundup of tips and resources for designers, entrepreneurs and marketers that 99designs.com recently shared via twitter @99designs.

Entrepreneurs, Startups & Marketers

A Compilation of the Web’s Best Advice for Entrepreneurs – bit.ly/6Jes1g

What to do for Your Business in 2010- bit.ly/7eKKQt

10 Easy Ways to Save Money in Your Business – bit.ly/6XDG6J

How to Use a SWOT Analysis for your Business – bit.ly/6IeEfx

The Top 50 Twitter Guides – bit.ly/5iCWII

10 Rules for Increasing Community Engagement – bit.ly/7FlfQ6

A Startup is Not a Smaller Version of a Large Company – bit.ly/6lLNme

How to bring a product to market – bit.ly/5xyp2H

Join Forces and Start Cross-Promoting Now – bit.ly/50dpzf

Tips to Design And Build Email Newsletters – bit.ly/5dmH7f

How to Be Confident without Being Arrogant – bit.ly/7boGjk

Does the 80/20 Rule Apply to Your Life – bit.ly/4tA2qU

How I Unplugged and Became More Focused – bit.ly/5EUeMm

Design Principles & Theory

What is Good Design? – bit.ly/6gzoGb

The One Thing You Need to Do to Become a Better Designer – bit.ly/7YfTzB

10 Keys to Growth as a Designer – bit.ly/7qWTc1

10 Principles That Might Make Your Work Better – bit.ly/8ef9UI

The Philosophy of Design – bit.ly/5SzmnG

Style versus Design – http://bit.ly/6q92d3

Gestalt Principles of Perception – bit.ly/8w9TP6

Principles of Great Design: Craftsmanship – bit.ly/58dpQi

Principles of Design: Proximity – bit.ly/7lU5qy

The Principle of Proximity in Web Design – bit.ly/a6I2xh

Principles of Design: Value – bit.ly/6ayq3m

A Broader Understanding of Value – bit.ly/boD03U

Principles Of Design: Contrast – bit.ly/4E5HFC

Subtle Contrast In Design – bit.ly/8j0JUV

Principles Of Design: Color – bit.ly/8o0Nye

How to Get a Professional Look With Color – bit.ly/5PWMW0

The Passionate Color Red – http://bit.ly/52Xz5l

Color In Design: Singing The Blues – bit.ly/4qePrT

Color In Design: Green – bit.ly/4LEuzw

6 fundamental ways to add depth to your designs – bit.ly/8sUpPN

Freelance Design

How to Make Yourself Stand Out as a Freelancer – bit.ly/6cVMkX

Essential Habits Of An Effective Professional Freelancer – bit.ly/5QJ5sS

Seven Tips to Keep Your Clients Coming Back for More – bit.ly/84jsfS

How to Gain and Maintain Your Clients’ Trust – bit.ly/8Az8MJ

Tips for Effective Communication With Your Clients – bit.ly/4ILDkw

How To Explain To Clients That They Are Wrong – http://bit.ly/7dpEek

How To Create The Perfect Client Questionnaire – http://bit.ly/5yHmcL

16 Superb Articles on Freelance Design – http://bit.ly/5gzayn

10 Crowdsourcing Tips for Designers – http://bit.ly/5Vevvb

Logo Design

5 Branding Basics Every Logo Designer Should Know – http://bit.ly/5qgWOo

A Complete Logo Design Process – bit.ly/7sisk6

Font pairing in logo design – bit.ly/8yjbrD

Dazzling Logo Design Tutorials – bit.ly/5MNEf5

90 Exceptionally useful Logo Tutorials – bit.ly/55SnJx

30 Logo Design Tutorials for Photoshop and Illustrator – http://bit.ly/5CXKfF

Web Design

What makes a website successful? – bit.ly/5UwRgJ

Taking Web Designs to Another Level- bit.ly/7LqSBX

6 Goals to Reach For When Designing Your Next Website – bit.ly/aPwPgK

The “Wow” Factor in Web Design – bit.ly/5oLsNe

7 Surefire Web Design Styles that Work – bit.ly/74ftis

To wireframe or not to wireframe  – http://bit.ly/6rTLa7

Photoshop Web Design Professional Layout Tutorial – bit.ly/8807B6

How To Create A Clean Layout In Photoshop  – http://bit.ly/6uKT5B

Designing with content in mind – bit.ly/5y0XKR

Textures In Web Design: Examples And Best Practices – bit.ly/aQLSzw

Minimalist Web Design: When Less is More – bit.ly/8ePxWH

The Science of White Space in Design – bit.ly/4nABEc

How To Make Good Use Of That Space At The End Of The Page – bit.ly/6ItLTq

CSS Techniques I Wish I Knew When I Started – bit.ly/5kKZqa

10 awesome CSS grid systems – bit.ly/4QGZoP

Stronger, Better, Faster Design with CSS3 – bit.ly/7ypJ5Z

A Collection of HTML5 Resources and Tutorials – bit.ly/8kpeFE

Take Your WordPress Development Skills to the Next Level – bit.ly/5qhyMS

Interaction Design Web Optimization

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Interaction Design – bit.ly/8FG9FY

Web Interactivity Tips and Examples – bit.ly/4XrRqL

25 User Experience Videos That Are Worth Your Time – bit.ly/5B7pKH

The web designer’s guide to user experience – bit.ly/6T1LMk

21 Ways to Make Your Site More Web Accessible – bit.ly/5jq9Q0

7 Deadly Sins of Landing Page Design – bit.ly/4nMF1t

How to Design Buttons to Help Improve Usability – bit.ly/8Kl07c

Website Performance: What To Know and What You Can Do – bit.ly/7lzErX

7 Tools To Optimize The Speed of Your Website – bit.ly/7uk5OO


22 Techniques to Breathe New Life Into Your Typography – bit.ly/7pbSGW

The Ultimate Guide to CSS Typography – bit.ly/5yDdp1

8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography – bit.ly/8pT0eJ

Typography: Readability and Legibility – http://bit.ly/akirhG

40 Impressive Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials- http://bit.ly/8miLiW

Type-Inspired Interfaces – bit.ly/5xvCTH

How To Create Typography Portraits In Photoshop – bit.ly/c9Ojis

General Design Tips & Tutorials

The 15 Best Articles For Designers in 2009 – http://bit.ly/8Ir8a7

The 50 Best Photoshop Tutorials of 2009 – bit.ly/7WBzoR

Design Trends for 2010 – bit.ly/84R2PN

125 Unconventional Sources of Web Design Inspiration – http://bit.ly/7mZfUd

Using Inspiration Effectively – bit.ly/57P0Ll

Look, Listen, Learn: 10 Podcasts For Designers – bit.ly/4q17bW

Configuring GIMP 2.6 to Replace Adobe Photoshop – bit.ly/6Y2k38

40 Excellent GIMP Tutorials for Designers – bit.ly/5h5oLI

Mastering Photoshop: Unknown Tricks and Time-Savers – http://bit.ly/64U6XS

Design a Print-Ready Flier with Photoshop and Illustrator – http://bit.ly/8b0qST

4 Tips For Cropping In Photoshop – bit.ly/4NCqzZ

Creating Seamless Patterns in Illustrator – bit.ly/64h8eH

35 Tutorials for Working With Wacom Tablets – bit.ly/4naWXV

Hand Drawing Style Icons, Brushes, Textures and Fonts – bit.ly/4sI7EU


Huge Set of Minimal Icons – bit.ly/5I2bCX

50 of the Best Free Icon Sets of 2009 – bit.ly/6tVJgn

50 Best Free Fonts From 2009 – bit.ly/69WATz

15 (Free) Attention Grabbing Premium Slab Fonts – bit.ly/8Tsbuv

70 Awesome Paper Texture Packs – bit.ly/7wWqdY

22 Reliable Sources for Micro Stock Photos – bit.ly/5b3U4n


10 Responses to “101 Tips and Resources for Designers, Entrepreneurs and Marketers”

  1. This is an amazing list, thanks so much guys!

    I’m researching for my first guest blog piece, and this is going to help not only for that, but for my own soon-to-be blog :)


  2. Tony V Says:

    What an incredible list of tips & resources for designers, entrepreneurs and marketers! Thank you so much!!

  3. Naga Says:

    Gosh. You took the pain to make us improve. Thanks :)
    Great work Jason. Keep it up.

    Graphic, Flash, UI, Web designer & developer

  4. Jude Fernando Says:

    Wow that’s a great reference list, please post this on the facebook page too, so I can share it!

  5. Sam Says:

    I use clicktail, it helps me know what is happening on my site and its heatmpas and videos show me i can increase my conversions.

  6. zoel Says:

    great list.. danke!

  7. Nissa Askew Says:

    Wow thanks for putting this list together. This will be very useful. Much appreciated!

  8. DivulDesign Says:

    Great list, thx

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