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Paul Andrew (608 Posts)

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

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50 Most Useful jQuery Plugins from 2013

Today, just as we have published each of the past three years, we have the 2013 edition of our top 50 jQuery plugins that we feel are the most useful and most innovative from this year.2013 has been quite possibly the best year ever! All of the time-saving plugins below will in one way or another deliver a specific solution…

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The Adobe Photoshop interface Recreated Using Lego

Many long term readers of our site will know that we love the creative expression and innovation from Lego. And the vast majority of readers will undoubtedly be using another tool that offers creative expression and innovation, albeit in the digital world, Photoshop. So, we have two innovative tools that offer creative outlets, but living in two completely different worlds….

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Free Social Media Icon Sets

The free social media icon sets below have been separated into several categories, including Web Fonts, Glyphs & Pictograms, Flat Sets, Long Shadow Sets and Minimal, and they all include the icons of all the major social networks, as well as many of the lesser known, and come in a variety of popular formats (webfonts, psd, ai, eps, png and…