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Paul Andrew (608 Posts)

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

CodeIgniter Toolbox- Essential Tutorials and Resources

CodeIgniter is a powerful framework that lets you create web apps very simply and elegantly. It’s an open source PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for PHP coders who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications. Cool, that sounds great, so how do you get started using it? Well, this article features some essential…

10 Free Applications for Managing Code Snippets

Why reinvent the wheel? And by extension, why keep re-typing or copy/pasting commonly-used pieces of code over and over again? Copying and pasting pieces of code into text files and the like is disorganized and wastes your precious time. Instead, you can use code snippets to quickly call code you repeatedly use. There are applications that let you save, organize,…

25 Fresh Icon Sets for Web Designers

Once in a while we do like to highlight some of the latest and greatest free icon sets for web designers. And we do have an awesome and varied selection for you today, you’ll love it. As well as a great selection of perfectly designed all-round web design sets, you will also find some specialized sets for ecommerce, mobile and…

CSS Form Templates, Tools & Services

CSS has hugely improved forms. Where once you had very rudimentary forms that looked plain and un-styled, CSS lets you style your form however you want and create rich and robust forms. Even a simple contact form can look slick and increase readability and user-friendliness – which means more visitors will fill it out and you’ll get more results based…

20 Inspirational and Free Downloadable Photography Magazines

Inspiration is important for web and visual designers. It’s what gives you new ideas, shapes and influences your style, and energizes and increases your passion for visual art. And visual art that’s of a different medium from yours can be an even greater inspiration—like photography—since you’re getting a fresh outside perspective. This article features 20 inspirational free downloadable photography magazines….

20 Firefox Extensions for Web Developers

Firefox is a widely-used browser – not just by users but web developers. Simply put, Firefox and its addons can make developing for the web easier and simpler. And with the release of Firefox 4, it got even easier. This article features 20 essential Firefox 4 addons for web developers. Before diving into the Firefox 4 addons, though, here’s a…