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Paul Andrew (586 Posts)

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

15 Free Responsive WordPress Themes

The most popular topic of discussion at the moment, amongst web designers anyway, is undoubtedly responsive web design. This is in response to the popularity, over the past couple of years, of visitors opting to use a mobile device of some sort (Android, iPhone, iPad..) to access their favorite web sites. Just to give you a quick overview, responsive web…

20 Free Social Login and Bookmark Buttons Source Files

A popular trend knowadays is for websites and services to use integrated social networking logins to rapidly reduce the time it would take a typical user to signup (no more filling in forms and remembering another password). Not only do social logins aid the user, they also greatly benefit websites and services, allowing them to increase the volume of signups…

50 Social Media Icon Sets from 2011

Our social bookmarking icon set articles has now become a yearly tradition for us. This is our third edition (you can also view 2010 and 2009) and our best by far. All of social icon sets below are of the highest quality and have all been designed with versatility in mind and will fit in with the style of most…

30 Photoshop Tutorials for Graphic Designers

Photoshop is near-ubiquitous with graphics design. Even if you don’t consider yourself a graphic designer, having some Photoshop skills can really come in handy with your poster design/photo/text/etc. work. And tutorials take a lot out of the learning curve, since you can just follow the steps and get up to speed fairly quickly with a certain technique or style. This…

Essential Help & FAQ Usability Tips

A FAQ – frequently asked questions – should be an important part of your website or service. They speed up the help for your users by not waiting for a response from support, and thus save time by not having to repeatedly answer the same questions. Unfortunately, many websites and services have FAQs that are well, to be frank, unusable….

PSD Coloring Resources for Photographers

Want a simple way to add some flavor to your photos? You could mess around with filters in Photoshop, or you can use a coloring PSD to quickly drop an effect on your photograph. This article is a collection of PSD coloring resources for photographers. Basically, these are Photoshop files with coloring layers that let photographers to quickly give any…

Fantastic Freebie: 3D Web UI Kit

We have partnered with MediaLoot to offer you a fantastic free resource today: A Glossy 3D Web UI Kit. The kit is available in both .psd and .png versions and is choc-full of beautifully designed modern web elements covering almost all aspects of web design. Glossy 3D Web UI Kit Individual Elements The glossy 3d web UI kit download package…

30 Recent Photoshop Tutorials for Web Designers

Photoshop is near-ubiquitous with graphics-based web design. Even if you don’t consider yourself a graphic designer, having some Photoshop skills can really come in handy with your web design work. And tutorials take a lot out of the learning curve, so you can just follow the steps and get up to speed fairly quickly. This article shares with you the…

15 jQuery Plugins for Sliders and Carousels

We all know about the popularity of jQuery image and video sliders and carousels. For the most part they are all feature-rich and perfect in their own way, but very few of them have been built to accommodate non-image content (blocks of text) that would allow you to have, for example, a rotating featured content area or a popular post…

20 Tools for for Easier CSS Development

There are many tools built to help with CSS, and improved ones are constantly being created. The fresh tools we have for you in this article will greatly improve your work-flow, whether that be by solving validation or debugging snags, or taking care of many of those tedious repetitive tasks that every project requires, or by simply offering solutions to…