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Paul Andrew (586 Posts)

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

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Inspirational Examples of Brand Presentation

Branding is a vital and integral part of any business. In fact, even before actually trying out your products and services, branding is what helps people recognize and identify your business. No matter how big or small your business or venture is, your marketing strategy will not work unless you pay proper attention towards branding. “Branding”, the term itself does…

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30 New Free Fonts for Headlines

Today’s round-up focuses on clean, distinctive and easy-to-read free fonts that designers may not necessarily crave, but will always need. Those types (no pun intended) of fonts, whether that be for a web page or print, that are perfect for headlines and titles.

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20 Free ‘Flat’ GUI Templates

All of the GUI templates we have for you today have been designed in a Flat style. Meaning they have been created ‘without the usual gradients, pixel perfect shadows, and skeuomorphism…’. All of the kits are free, editable,, in .psd format, and all are perfect for quickly creating web and mobile mockups.

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30 Clean Web Design Agency Homepages

Over the years (as you can see from 2008 and 2010) design agencies have consistently produced clean and spacious homepages using a simple tried and tested formula: Large logo, a simple medium-sized tagline, main section used for showcasing some of their best work and finally listing some basic contact information in the footer. It is a very simple formula, but…

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30 Free Icon Font Sets from 2013

Last February we took our first look at web fonts and back then it was something new, so new in fact that very few sites had truly appreciated the benefits of using them, and perhaps because there really wasn’t that many sets readily available. Now, in this post, we are not going to list all of the benefits of using…

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Twitter Bootstrap GUI & Wireframe Toolbox

In this post we have collected a selection of GUI and wireframe templates that have all been designed for when you are working with Bootstrap, making it very easy to pass your designs on to the developer. They are all in various formats (psd, ai, png…) and available for all popular applications like Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator and Omnigraffle.