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Paul Andrew (582 Posts)

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

25 Fresh and Professional CSS and HTML Templates

Ready-made CSS templates are one of the most sought after resources within the web design community. They not only offer a quick and easily edited solution for a static website or as a theme for your favorite CMS, they also offer a great avenue for exploring beautiful code, learning new techniques and most will work perfectly as a basic framework for any web project.

15 Useful Free Android Apps for Web Developers

We are not suggesting for a moment, with this post, that your Android mobile device would be a good alternative as a development platform to your desktop or laptop. All it shows with the current apps available, that it could be and the potential for more is certainly there. Maybe not so much with a mobile, but if you have one of the many iPad-a-like Android tablets that are currently available it certainly could be a reality.

20 Essential Tools and Tips to an Accessible Website

Accessibility is extremely important to your website. Simply put, what good does your website’s content do if certain people can’t see it? Sure, your fancy new design with the tiny fonts and low-contrast colors might look slick to you and your friends, but those with poorer eyesight, color blindness, and any other visual hindrance won’t be able to navigate, much…

50 Free Tools and Apps for Web Designers and Developers

Over the past year or so I have bookmarked hundreds of various tools and resources covering all aspects of web & mobile development – There are tools that will improve your work-flow, resources that will clean and validate code, apps that will allow you to collaborate with any number of colleagues, bookmarklets that let you create mockups within your browser,…

Mobile Cheatsheets for iPhone, Android and Blackberry App Development

In this post we have rounded up a selection of useful cheatsheets, references, quick recipes and code snippet resources specifically for Android, Blackberry and iPhone app development. No developer should work without these. Android Reference & Cheatsheets Android Classes (PDF) Download Android Classes (PDF) → Fastboot Cheat Sheet (HTML) View Fastboot Cheat Sheet (HTML) → Android Recipes and Snippets (HTML)…

45 Free eBooks for Developers and Designers

Over the past year or so we have published several articles featuring a selection of the best free ebooks for web designers, with each post proving very popular and highly resourceful. Sadly, since then some of the fantastic ebooks we previously featured are no longer available or are no longer been offered as a freebie. But looking on the positive…

15 Lightweight and Minimal CSS Frameworks

The CSS framework you decide to use should ideally not be based only on a personal preference, as most web designers tend to do. Instead a framework should be based on your current web design projects complexity and functionality requirements. I mean, why would you want to use a one-huge-size-fits-all solution (like YUI, Blueprint or 960.gs, which are, as everybody…

How to Use the Web Without Losing Your Mind and Time

The web is a monster that’ll devour all the time and energy you give it, and then some. The sheer amount of time-wasting opportunities that are literally a click away makes using the web surprisingly like walking through a minefield. You’re hopping online to quickly gather some resources for your next design, or to research a new technique – and…

32 Javascript Alternatives with Pure CSS – Updated

The pure CSS techniques, outlined in this article, are neither new nor are they ground-breaking. What they do offer is CSS solutions to what would typically and traditionally be associated with Javascript, and as a demonstration that they do exist and could be quite easily used. Having said all that, we are in no way saying that these techniques are…