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Best of 2009 – Articles, Tutorials, Freebies and Web Sites

2010 is finally here and we’re all looking forward to all the potentially amazing things that might happen (e.g. no more recession, no more global warming, no more IE6), but before we forget all about the last year we’ll look back one last time and reminisce about good ol’ 2009.

In honor of 2009 we proudly present the Top 9 Articles, Tutorials, Freebies and Web Sites created and published in 2009. Enjoy!

Top 9 Articles of 2009:

9. Line25 – 10 HTML Tag Crimes You Really Shouldn’t Commit

10 HTML Crimes You Really Shouldn't Commit

8. Web Design Ledger – Subtle Details: Taking Web Designs to Another Level

Subtle Details: Taking Web Designs to Another Level

7. Six Revisions – How to Design for Your Worst Client: You

How to Design for Your Worst Client: You

6. Design Reviver – Colors on the Web: Color Theory for Designers

Colors on the Web: Color Theory for Designers

5. Noupe – 7 Key Principles That Make A Web Design Look Good

7 Key Principles That Make A Web Design Look Good

4. Just Creative Design – What makes a good logo?

What makes a good logo?

3. Psdtuts+ – Teach Yourself Graphic Design: A Self-Study Course Outline

Teach Yourself Graphic Design: A Self-Study Course Outline

2. WebDesignerDepot – The Difference Between Art and Design

The Difference Between Art and Design

1. Smashing Magazine – The death of the boring blog post

The death of the boring blog post

Top 9 Tutorials of 2009

9. Blog.SpoonGraphics – How to Design a Skate Deck with a Cool Skull Pattern

How to Design a Skate Deck with a Cool Skull Pattern

8. Media Militia – 3D Text Shatter Effect

3D Text Shatter Effect

7. Line25 – How to Create a Pure CSS Polaroid Photo Gallery

How to Create a Pure CSS Polaroid Photo Gallery

6. Vectortuts+ – How to Create a Gearbox Settings Icon Using Simple Shapes

How to Create a Gearbox Settings Icon Using Simple Shapes

5. Nettuts+ – Use Sprites to Create an Awesomeness-Filled Navigation Menu

Use Sprites to Create an Awesomeness-Filled Navigation Menu

4. WebDesignerWall – iPhone Gift Ribbon

iPhone Gift Ribbon

3. Abduzeedo – Awesome Milk Typography Effect in Photoshop

Awesome Milk Typography Effect in Photoshop

2. Psdtuts+ – Add Fantastic Color to 3D Text

Add Fantastic Color to 3D Text

1. Tutorial9 – Firefish Photoshop Tutorial

Firefish Photoshop Tutorial

Top 9 Freebies of 2009

9. Design Reviver – Worn and Torn Edges

Worn and Torn Edges

8. Vectortuts+ – Different Vector Pattern

Different Vector Pattern

7. Nettuts+ – WordPress Cheat Sheet

Wordpress Cheat Sheet

6. Smashing Magazine – Gallery WordPress Theme

Gallery WordPress Theme

5. Blog.SpoonGraphics – Free Hand Drawn Doodle Icon Set for Bloggers

Free Hand Drawn Doodle Icon Set for Bloggers

4. Colorburned – Stunning Smoke Effects: 42 High Resolution Photoshop Brushes

Stunning Smoke Effects: 42 High Resolutin Photoshop Brushes

3. Tutorial9 – Free Icon Pack: Web Injection

Free Icon Pack: Web Injection

2. Web Design Ledger – A UI Design and Prototyping Treasure Chest

A UI Design and Prototyping Treasure Chest

1. Smashing Magazine – Flavour Extended: The Ultimate Icon Set for Web Designers

Flavour Extended: The Ultimate Icon Set for Web Designers

Top 9 Web Sites of 2009

9. Marcel Müller blog

Marcel Müller blog

8. FeedStitch

FeedStitch

7. Adii Rockstar

Adii Rockstar

6. VixML

VixML

5. Absolute Bica

Absolute Bica

4. Carsonified

Carsonified

3. CulinaryCulture

CulinaryCulture

2. Tomas Pojeta

Tomas Pojeta

1. Black Estate Vineyard

Black Estate Vineyard

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Comments so far

  1. greensun says:

    I really appreciate your collection. It has a nice, yet different perspective comparing to other sites. All the best.

  2. vipin says:

    Hey very good things of 2009 to know here, GREAT!!
    Thanks..

  3. Aidan says:

    Fabulous information that will keep us busy for a while. Thanks.

  4. Jiby S K says:

    Great post…and good collection of 2009. I liked the design of designlovr too cool 🙂

  5. woah nice list! thanks alot very helpful

  6. pat says:

    Wow! These are amazing! I can’t wait to have a full day to really go through and absorb all lot of this stuff. I’ve really been into creative CSS footers and designing style sheets for my own blog. There’s so much out there you don’t know where to begin sometimes. Thanks!

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