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Paul Andrew (586 Posts)

About: Paul Andrew is the editor and founder of Speckyboy Design Magazine.

10 New Frontend Web Frameworks Worth Considering

We have covered web frameworks many times before, and just felt that today was a good time to bring everybody up-to-date with some the the recently released frameworks that have stood out from the crowd recently, and may be worth your attention. In it’s simplest form a frontend web framework is just a useful collection of CSS, HTML and JavaScript…

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Free Ebook: Guide to Usability Testing

The biggest challenge designers and product managers face isn’t how the market or different technologies work — it’s how humans work. What users say versus what users do are two completely different things, and the only way to verify is to test. The Guide to Usability Testing by UXPin includes 109 pages of tips, tactics, and expert advice. The free…

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32 Posters That Debunk Common UX Misconceptions

You may have heard of UX Myths from user-experience designer Zoltán Gócza. It’s basically a collection of 32 (now up to 33!) common web design user experience misconceptions that are systematically debunked using detailed data, deeply researched facts, and backed up and validated by quotes and resources from some well-known UX experts. We’re huge fans of the site and you…

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Free Material Design GUI Templates & Icon Sets

Created and released by Google back in June, Material Design is an innovative visual language that has been designed to unify the user experience of all of their products across all devices, and has been built on the principles of successful design combined with technology. So far you may have experienced the beautifully simple aesthetics of Material Design via Google’s…

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Humorous Collection of Uninspiring Quote Posters

Scottish illustrator Linzie Hunter has recently created a humorous series of completely, as she calls them, ‘uninspiring posters’. Now when we say ‘uninspiring’, we’re not saying that the unique design of her posters are uninspired, actually it’s the complete opposite – they are inspiring, but the message they convey is categorically not inspiring. ‘Give Yourself an A for Average –…

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50 Visually Appealing CSS Tutorials & Techniques

If you are looking for in-depth articles on the inner workings of flexbox, or a comprehensive explanation for using CSS regions, then this is definitely not the post for you. Instead, we have squarely put our focus on those CSS tutorials that not only make the smaller details of the web visually appealing, but are also really useful. You know…

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30 Free Responsive Email Templates

With almost 50% of all emails being opened on a mobile device, and with that percentage expected to rise rapidly over the next couple of years, the importance of using a responsive template for your email marketing campaigns has never been higher. As you will probably already know, designing basic cross-client HTML emails is difficult (looking at you Outlook!) in…

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50 Flat Web Designs from 2014

Last month Usabilia asked 100 web professionals for their opinion on the future of flat web design, and a huge 68% said that it is here to stay and not just another passing design trend. So despite our discussion in 2012 about the then new flat design aesthetic, it appears that the future of web design is more than certainly…

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Minimal Character World Cup Illustrations

To commemorate and to help promote this years World Cup in Brazil, Spanish design studio Hey and UK designer Dave Sedgwick collaborated to create a limited edition book entitled ‘Gol!‘. The book features their trademark minimal character illustrations, with descriptions and profiles of the most popular players from each of the 32 nations playing in the tournament. The book features…