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Paul Andrew (608 Posts)

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

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…

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…

Choosing Media Temples Dedicated-Virtual (dv) Service as Our New Host

Media Temple is one of the more popular premium web hosting services out there. Media Temple is also pretty divisive – some swear by its quality, others claim it’s nothing but overpriced style-over-performance. Regardless, you can’t deny that it’s used by some big websites and bloggers like Gary Vaynerchuk, Sony, Starbucks, Toyota, Adobe, CSS-Tricks, and most recently, our site, Speckyboy…

15 More Menu and Navigation jQuery Plugins

We haven’t actually taken a look at any new jQuery menu plugins in quite a long time. For the most part, the plugins below are a great platform/canvas for you to build your navigation by offering fantastic customization options that allow you to style the system as required and control its functionality. Other plugins and tutorials, although beautifully crafted, do…

HTML5 and CSS3 Form References, Resources and Tutorials

This article explores some of the new HTML5 form features and how it has greatly improved text inputs, search boxes and other form fields by providing better and cleaner controls for validating data allowing you to build complicated forms with far less code and even less bemusement. Accompany all of this with some fantastic CSS3 properties and you are able…