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Paul Andrew (582 Posts)

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

Free WordPress Theme (The Dark Hut)

This theme has been a change for me, I went for a darker look. I kept to my usual style of using a minimal amount of images, in this case images for the logo and RSS buttons only, and relied upon css styling, maintaining my philosophy of keeping it simple. Like all my themes these were designed with the web…

10 Resources To The Perfect Color Scheme for Web Designers

There are many different building blocks to designing and building a web site. Content/product has always got to be at the forefront of your mind in the initial stages of planning, followed by layout and then comes the styling… this is where the difference between good design and bad is determined. For the most part it is straightforward, but coming…

Top 25 CSS Clean Sites of 2007

A year in the life of web design can be compared to architecture from the sixties to the architecture of the nineties. The difference is phenomenal. If you don’t keep up with web trends then it will most definetly reflect on your design, technologies evolve slower, making it easier to keep up to date, but styles make life harder. One…

Top 10 (Web Safe) Blogging Fonts

The definition of Web Safe fonts means that they are generic fonts that work throughout (most) Web Browsers and are used on all operating systems (Windows, Linux and Mac). So if you design web pages on any of these systems or use any browser then they will be displayed the exact same. Of course, nothing is as easy as saying…

KISS (keep it simple stupid) Styled WordPress Theme

Please Note: This WordPress theme is pretty old and will not be updated. This site is very, very clean. Very, very, very simple. Anyone out there wishing to learn about WordPress Theme Design, this would be the perfect design to start with. This is almost the same as my starter template for all the sites I design, its a good…

The Winter Styled (WordPress Theme)

This theme is a back to basics theme, designed to be easily customised to suit anyone’s needs. It uses no graphics whatsoever, stripped out all pointless code and left a bare bones Theme that is a very Stylish, clean and Polished. For a client a few months ago I designed a page navigation to be built within an intro section…

The Winter Hut (WordPress Theme)

This Wordpress theme is based on my previous design called ‘The Blog Hut’, I basically recoded Blog Hut from head to toe, keeping the original look and layout.
My main objective was to clean up the css & xhtml and make it a little more user friendly, I also set myself the target of using a single graphic (which I used for the header) and to sort out the footer (navigation) area, giving a decent navigation. I’m reasonably happy with the result (always thinking of improving).