A Look Back at My Favourite Posts & Tutorials 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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  1. Barci says:

    Hey Chris :)

    I enjoyed Behind the scenes part the most :) In the final video there are just too many English words for me (keep it simple next time:), not to mention your accent hehe ;)
    Ok, now, I believe it’s time for me to say I’m only kidding, because I don’t want to get messed up with some of your fans hehe :) Though, I’m your fan too!
    However, the reason I’m writing these lines is because I wanted to say thank you for your posts and sharing your vast knowledge with all of us. I wish you all the best in the next year! Keep up the good work, stay humble and generous as you are and continue doing amazing stuff.
    All the best!

  2. Luan Machado says:

    Chris, CONGRATULATIONS on the new design of blog Spoon Graphics. I loved the post. Especially the videos!!

    Cheers :)

  3. ‘Behind the scenes’ movies are great marketing move, helping you building better relationships with your fans. Great work, you are meant to be successful :)

  4. Liam Maskell says:

    Hi Chris,

    I would just like to thank you for getting me into graphic design, just by reading your blog! I think your blog/s are excellent and have helped me/inspired me numerous of time and I hope the continue too!

    Here’s to 2010!

    All the best.


  5. jb says:

    Really like it!

  6. One word, Amazing! Pretty creative and in the final video it doesn’t even look like u had this setup. Great work. Happy holidays!

  7. SY says:

    This is awesome, you’re awesome! Thanks for all the tutorials and amazing posts! <3

  8. Thanks for You tutorials, I lovo this blog ;)
    Don’t stop!

  9. Thank you so much for all the useful stuff you post during the year – I’ve learnt so much from you!

    My favourite tutorial this year has got to be How To Build Your Own Single Page Portfolio Website. I used it to build the landing page of my website (it’s still there) and it has been very useful when putting up new websites and setting up meaningful presences quickly.

    I look forward to following your work in 2010 – cheers!

  10. The links related to making a design are so easy that a person with little knowledge can also make design.

  11. oyun gemisi says:

    Thanks for You tutorials, I lovo this blog ;)
    Don’t stop!

  12. Melody says:

    Glad you put up a behind the scenes vid..I was just about to ask what kind of camera you use…nice roundup!

  13. thank you admin adn web masters

  14. çet says:

    thank yous

  15. thank you cool admins


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