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Paul Andrew (547 Posts)

About: I'm the editor and founder of Speckyboy Design Magazine. You can follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

The Blueprint Framework – Tutorials, How-to Guides and Tools

CSS frameworks are a Gods send. They speed up development, ensure usability, meet all W3C standards, compatabile across most browsers and a hell of a lot more. Sounds marvelous doesn’t it. Why doesn’t everybody use them? Well, for the novice developer, frameworks, may be a little bit tricky to get there head around? That is were this article comes in, to hopefully give everybody a better understanding of what a framework is and how to use it effectively.

13 of the Most Popular Web Design Podcasts

As marvelous as it is browsing the net seeking new resources, keeping up to date with fresh web trends, new web app start-ups and learning new techniques, it can be very time consuming and not very productive. An easy solution is to subscribe to a podcast dedicated to web design. You could listen to it while you are ‘working’, at the gym or even while you are making dinner.

Lego Steampunk Gallery

Steampunk is a popular style of art that take its inspiration from Victorian England or from the era when steam power was widely used, namely the 19th century. There appears to be no boundaries to steampunk as an art. Digital drawing, sculptures, modeling, computer modding, traditional painting… and now, even Lego gets in on the act.

35 Beautiful Typographical Illustrations

Illustration and typography are not typically associated with each other, they each evoke a strong and separate visual statement in relation to there own style. Can this type (as a figure of speech) of illustration be regarded as illustration? Or, on the flip side, can the art of typography, mixed in with illustration be regarded as typography? If you are an illustrator or a typographer you will probably each have your own opinion. For us, its a match made in heaven. The combination of the two design styles creates something unique, it demonstrates that art has no boundaries, and ultimately will create something beautiful.

Gritty Animation and Twisted Humor from Animator and Director Darcy Prendergast

Animator and Director, Darcy Prendergast mixes a gritty animated style with a twisted sense of humor to create his amazing and unique animations. Over his many young years, he has won a host of prizes and awards, most notably the 1999 Junior Stanley award, the $20,000 Nescafe Big Break prize, and most notably, being selected for the Annency Festival International du Film d`Animation and Stuttgarts Internationales Trickfilm.
All this and he is only 24.

47 Adobe AIR Apps for Web and Graphic Designers

All designers and developers love apps, tools and services that help to make there work flow easier. That is why Adobe AIR has proven, maybe not as mainstream popular as it would have liked, to be an indispensable framework for building small and useful applications. Who has not got a Twitter client that has not be been built with AIR? Not many. That is what AIR seems to be excelling in, Twitter clients and useful web design, developer and graphic designer apps. That is the focus of todays article.

15 Creative MAC Mini Mods

The MAC Mini is not only "The most affordable and most energy-efficient Mac ever", it is also the smallest, the sleekest and by far and away the most versatile computer available. By versatile, we mean for modding, making it perfect for any computer modders creative vision.
In this post we have a selection of unbelievably creative MAC mini mods.