Posts from February, 2009

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This Week’s Favourites – February 20th 2009

This week I’ve enjoyed reading a range of articles from design blogs across the web. Topics for this week’s roundup include website background design inspiration and techniques, a great roundup of Illustrator tutorials, some fantastic looking Twitter background designs, a guide to producing high quality textures and a collection of sites to find free vector resources.

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The Making of Abe, The Are My Sites Up Mascot

I recently had the opportunity to work with fellow design blogger Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks as part of a little project to produce a cartoon monster mascot for the newly launched service; Are My Sites Up. The challenge was to create a monster character that could become part of the Are My Sites Up branding, during the process I took the time to document each step of the project in order to present The Making of Abe, The Are My Sites Up Mascot.