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Paul Andrew (645 Posts)

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

40 Free Drupal CMS Themes

The massive Drupal community, headed by its 2000 developer account members, offer a huge range of free resources. As with the nature of anything open-source, the resources available for Drupal, are (mostly) free, professional and high quality.

34 Free and Elegant TrueType Mini Pixel Fonts

If you have ever tried to make a font very small (usually, anything below 9px), and it becomes unreadable, you are in need of a specially designed mini font, and this post is for you.
Mini-Pixel fonts have and are very popular within Flash applications, but sadly under used everywhere else. Even though, there is no denying Mini pixel fonts have an air of elegance about them.

45 Retro Robots Built with Everyday Trash

Creator and inventor Paul Loughridge (pronounced ‘Lok-rij’) from Lockwasher Design, describes his robots as being created from everyday trash, but they are so, so much more. Built from raw materials, his creations are amazingly choc-full of character, and when brought to life have a retro feel that will have fans of B-Movies from yesteryear and of pulp science-fiction TV shows…

24 Lego Stop Motion Films Mimicking Cool Movies Scenes

All your favorite and classic movies recreated by a bunch of creative stop-motion movie directors, and in some cases improving the original. And to make things even better, all the characters and most set designs have been made with Lego. Some of the movie scenes are completely original, others recreate perfectly famous scenes and others are recreations of the original trailer. Hope you enjoy them.

Profile of an Icon Designer – IconDock – Free and Premium Quality Icons

IconDock is managed by Nick La, a Toronto based illustrator and web designer, who also runs N.Design Studio, Web Designer Wall, and Best Web Gallery. Both the stock icons and free icons are designed by Nick La. Being a web designer himself, Nick knows what kind of icons you need for most of your projects — whether a blog theme, web app interface or general website.

24 CSS (in some cases with jQuery) Navigation and Menu Tutorials

The most important part of designing a new site is the navigation or menu system, but this can be tricky, time consuming and often frustrating. You need something that will fit into your design and most importantly, allow your readers to navigate with ease. Below you will find 24 CSS (in some cases with a little jQuery) Navigation and Menu Tutorials to help you on your way.

15 Amazing jQuery Image Gallery/Slideshow Plugins and Tutorials

Image galleries, sliders and slideshows have become increasingly popular within webpages over the last year or so, and with jQuery becoming ever more popular, more and more developers have been creating these amazing powerful, versatile and sleek galleries. Thank you jQuery.
Below you will the most powerful, the most creative and most versatile of jQuery plugins and tutorials built using jQuery.