A Look Back at My Favourite Posts & Tuts of 2009

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With 2009 coming to an end I decided to create some kind of roundup of my posts and tutorials for this year. This collection isn’t statistically the top content on my blogs, but more so the articles I enjoyed writing, and those that offered me a kind of creative outlet to experiment in new areas.

10 – Twitter Background Design How-To and Best Practices

9 – Create a Letterpress Effect with CSS Text-Shadow

8 – How To Create an Awesome Vector Skate Deck Design

7 – Create a Clean Modern Website Design in Photoshop

6 – Handy Tips for Creating a Print CSS Stylesheet

5 – Create a Bright Retro Grunge Vector Illustration

4 – How To Display Your Twitter Status in a Unique Design

3 – Create a Trendy Galactic Poster Design in Photoshop

2 – How to Create a Lifestream of Your Online Activities

1 – Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Which posts or tutorials did you enjoy the most this year? I’d love to hear which ones you personally found useful.

Behind the scenes

I also recorded a behind the scenes video to offer a little insight into how the video was put together. I’ve had a few questions asked in the past about what hardware and software I use, so here’s your chance to find out. The main presentation was also hashed together unscripted, so there were plenty of times when I lost my way mid-sentence :-)

View the behind the scenes video

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Written by Chris Spooner

Chris Spooner is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Chris' design tutorials and articles at Blog.SpoonGraphics or follow his daily findings on Twitter.


  1. Very nice Chris. I love the video green screen and the fade in fade out of the different posts. Looking forward to more videos from you. :)

  2. Luan Machado says:

    Chris, I loved the post. Especially the videos!! Happy NEW YEAR to all!!

    Cheers :)

  3. chaitrax says:

    Good Posts, Keep it up.. Chris.

  4. mupet says:

    Great collections Chris..

  5. great collection , thx for sharing chris , keep up the good work !

  6. Will Griggs says:

    Love your tutorials man… props..

  7. Great blog with lot od helpfull tutorial. Keep it up :-)

  8. nice list. I will take my time to review them.

  9. jay design says:

    Nice list Chris, thanks. Theres some really useful web design tutorials.

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