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Paul Andrew (582 Posts)

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

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The Origins and Evolution of Flat Design

Ever since Windows 7 Mobile was released in a distinctly anti-skeuomorphic format, the explosion of flat aesthetics has been obvious, evident, and pervasive. Anything with an edge is eschewed, gradients are grinding to a halt, and shadows are even more insubstantial of late than usual. Flat design is considered modern, corporate, and cucumber cool. Its influence can be witnessed from…

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50 Extensions and Plugins for Extending Bootstrap

Bootstrap itself is already chock-full full of useful tools, extensions and components, and is more than enough to kick-start most web projects. But there will be times where the basic components are not quite enough for what you need. That is where this post comes in. We have assembled 50 extensions, plugins and addons for extending Bootstrap. Rather than group…