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Paul Andrew (584 Posts)

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

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Free WordPress Themes For Writers & Bloggers

Even though WordPress was originally conceived as a platform for bloggers, over the consequent years it has evolved into the limitless multi-purpose CMS we have today. It is this versatility that has resulted in the release of a stream of themes that are packed full of every conceivable layout, web UI elements, and of course, options pages that allow you…

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50 New Resources and Tools for Developers and Designers

As every designer or developer knows, anything that can save you just a little bit of time everyday is truly priceless. So, what we have for you today will delight you. We have 50 fantastic resources and tools for developers and designers that have all been released this year and have one common goal: To in one way or another…

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Free Ebooks for Designers and Developers

There are literally thousands of books available for web designers and developers online. There has been no language, no point of discussion, or no trend that has not, at one time or another, been extensively explored and analysed, and eventually published into a book.If you do a simple web search on any web topic, you will find a book, if…

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25 Popular Website Concept Redesigns

When browsing popular sites (like Facebook, Twitter, Google…), I am sure that most designers at one time or another have allowed their creative minds to run wild and have imagined redesigning them. Maybe just a tweak here and a tweak there. Or, as with the designers on this page, they have allowed their creative juices to fully flow and have…

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20 Free Flat Icon Sets

Love it or hate it, flat design is clearly a trend that is here to stay. The mix of pastel colors with a minimal/clean layout seems to be a perfect balance for any web page.And here at Speckyboy, we do love it. So, we have discussed it, analyzed it, showcased beautiful examples of it, and even offered free GUI templates…

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Tools for Formatting, Organizing and Tidying CSS Code

If you are an uber-experienced web designer, you probably won’t have this problem. Your CSS files will be structured coherently and concisely, every selector will have been attentively placed, every property will be perfectly formatted… basically, your CSS will look like carefully crafted art. If this describes you, then move along please, this post is not for you. But if…

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25 Beautiful Content Heavy Websites

Perhaps the hardest project you could ever take on is designing the website of an online news magazine. One of those sites that gets updated umpteen times a day and publishes various formats of content, like news articles, image galleries, videos, blog columns, polls, etc. Yes, I am talking about content heavy websites. Those behemoths of sites that seem to…