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.

  • Design Informer

    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. :)

  • Luan Machado

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

    Cheers :)

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  • chaitrax

    Good Posts, Keep it up.. Chris.

  • mupet

    Great collections Chris..

  • web design miami

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

  • Desigg

    Nice! Thanks

  • Will Griggs

    Love your tutorials man… props..

  • Tutorijali HDonWEB

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

  • luis angel camargo

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


    thanks chris

  • jay design

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