Posts from December, 2009

Some Cool New Updates to Blog.SpoonGraphics

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Every now again I’ll get busy with a design refresh of Blog.SpoonGraphics. I’m proud to release this latest version (V5), along with some extra cool features I’m looking forward to developing. As many people know, this blog has been around since April 2007, let’s take a look at what’s new!

Retrospective WordPress Theme for Premium Members

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I’ve been busy working on my first premium WordPress theme exclusively for Access All Areas members. Retrospective combines a sweet muted colour palette with large type and a spacious layout, and is sprinkled with a few nifty design touches. Being a premium theme means it’s only available to premium members, but if you like the look of it, you could get your hands on a copy for just $7. What’s more, your $7 will also gain you access to all the upcoming premium content and discounts I’ve got in store. Sounds like a bargain to me! Find out more about being an Access All Areas member.

Downloadable Source Files Added to Popular Tutorials

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One of the benefits of being an Access All Areas member is the ability to download the source files from select tutorials here on Blog.SpoonGraphics. To kick start the premium area I’ve gone back to six of my most popular tutorials and added the original Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop design files for members to download. Source files will hopefully prove to be a handy resource when following tutorials, allowing you to easily replicate layer styles and to see how the document was originally laid out. Don’t forget to also keep an eye out for the source files from any upcoming tutorials.

45 Creative Examples of My Little Pony Customization

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My Little Pony – Yes, they are toys for little girls, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be a source of awesome creative inspiration. This collection of talented artists show how imagination and skill can transform the popular kids toy into amazing customized designer toys. Modifications include popular Superheroes, Star Wars characters and popular celebrity figures, so this one’s not just for the girls! By the end of the post I can assure that every guy out there will be a new die-hard My Little Pony fan!

This Week’s Favourites – December 11th 2009

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In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have a modern website layout tutorial; a fabulous Adobe Illustrator character tutorial; a roundup of the grunge theme in web design; a prediction of upcoming design trends in 2010; and an overview of current iPhone App website design trends.

A Splendid Evening at the .NET Awards in London

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On Thursday 3rd December 2009 I had the pleasure of heading down to London to spend an evening at the .NET Awards, hosted by the fabulous .NET Magazine. It was a great opportunity to finally meet some of the web folk we’re all familiar with, and to experience the results live at the awesome Altitude 360 venue in the centre of the capital. Here’s my video overview of the event from my personal viewpoint, and a summary of the winners of each category.