This Week’s Favourites – August 21st 2009

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For this week’s roundup of cool and creative links we have a great vector Illustrator tutorial; an introduction to HTML5 layouts; an interview with the owner of DesignBump; an insight into an excellent illustration project; and a roundup of fantastic business card designs for your inspiration.



Learn some handy Illustrator tips and techniques in this brilliant icon design tutorial over at Vectips.

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine

HTML5 is on the horizon. Pick up some useful knowledge on how to create a pure HTML5 layout with this top class overview from Smashing Magazine.



I recently worked with John Campbell in the redesign of DesignBump. Check out this great interview with John by Grant from



Gain an inspirational insight into a highly detailed illustration project by OwaikeO in this post from Abduzeedo.

Dzine Blog

Dzine Blog

Whether you’re looking for business card design ideas, or just design inspiration in general, this post from Dzine Blog is packed full of brilliant creativity.

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  1. Phil says:

    Just wanted to say thanks. I’ll be busy reading and following links about HTML5 for a substantial amount of time.

    look forward to the next set of tutorials.

  2. AN1ken says:

    Shot for the roundup mate. Useful :)

  3. yes really nice week. Good job

  4. Kevin says:

    I really like the abduzeedo article, thank you.

  5. These are some great sites. I have been a fan of most of them for a while. There are some new ones to check out too.

  6. Carlene says:

    Chris, thanks for rounding these up for us. Once again (I feel like I post this on almost very entry), you have given this insanely busy designer some great tools to work with.

    Don’t know what I’d do without this blog, lol!

    PS – I especially appreciate the vector links you post.

  7. Matt says:

    Very cool, thanks Chris.

  8. zhuzhiyan says:


  9. really coold stuff :)

  10. A great roundup. I really liked John’s interview over at colorburned

  11. Oliver Web says:

    Great roundup of sites. I will have to look at them all for some good resources to help me with my designs. Thanks for these.

  12. I hadn’t seen the Vectips website before. Thanks for sharing, it looks like it will a great resource.

  13. Amazing. Love the business card designs. What a way to stand out and let the design speak for you instead of you speaking for your design. The uniqueness gives a client a small taste of what’s to come. Thanks Chris.

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