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Paul Andrew (608 Posts)

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

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30 New jQuery Plugins Worth Taking a Look At

Hundreds upon hundreds of new jQuery plugins are released every year. Some basic, offering simple functions, others can be complex offering far more functionalities. Either way, both types of plugins are always useful. Today, with this jQuery round-up, we will focus on both types and highlight 30 plugins that we feel have been the most useful and innovative from the…