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Paul Andrew (586 Posts)

About: Paul Andrew is the editor and founder of Speckyboy Design Magazine.
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15 Responsive and Lightweight Front-End Frameworks Worth Considering

There must be hundreds upon hundreds of responsive web frameworks available. Some, like the popular Bootstrap, Gumby and Foundation frameworks, that offer everything and more for building a front-end system of any type and size. While there are other frameworks, like Skrollr and Cool Kitten, that specialize in one particular function (in this case parallax scrolling). And on top of…

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20 Free Web and Mobile Wireframe Templates

Following on from last years Wireframe Templates post, today we take a look at some of the newer freely available wireframe templates, kits and libraries from the past year. After all web and mobile trends do change very quickly, especially in the last couple of years. So, this could be a good opportunity for you to update your toolkits. The…

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25 Beautiful Examples of Modern Minimal Web Design

Today’s gallery features 25 minimally designed sites that have not only stripped away all non-essential elements, but have also successfully soaked up popular modern design trends, like over-sized typography and imagery, simple yet effective navigation systems, continuous scrolling, carefully selected interactive elements, and all use the latest responsive techniques. And, as you would expect from minimal web design, focus is…

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Cinematics – An Illustrated Collection of Classic Films and Characters

As an experimental personal project, Brazilian graphic designer Pier Paolo has recently created what he calls ‘a timeline of classic films and characters’ entitled Cinematics. Designed in his own unique style, Cinematics is an illustrated collection of characters (and short animated movie) from some of those movie moments we all fondly remember. You will find such diverse characters as Charlie…

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25 Beautiful & Clean Web Designs

The last few years web design has changed dramatically. Putting the RWD and web font revolution aside, modern design trends have rapidly moved away from skeuomorphism to using a flat color scheme, web typography has got much, much larger, emphasis has been put on content-first, and finally, page-load speed has become the key factor in determining the success of your…

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The Best Free Fonts for Coding & Programming

You may have not given much thought to the font you currently use for coding before. You are probably happy with the default monospaced font that comes with your favorite IDE and over time have become accustomed to it. These fonts may be the best font for you, but are they actually good for general coding? I would never tell…

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40 Tiny Web-Based Apps & Tools for Web Designers

In this post we have collected a varied assortment of tiny web-based apps and tools that have been built with the purpose of solving a specific solution and act as precious time-savers for web designers. They are those tools that may not be very well known, are not the most powerful of apps, but are really useful and do serve…

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50 Best Web & Mobile GUI Templates from 2013

Today, for all the web designers out there we bring you a huge collection of the best and most popular web and mobile GUI templates and kits from last year. The kits do come in many different styles, but as you would expect the flat design trend (2013 really was the year of flat!) and the new iOS7 style from…