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Paul Andrew (645 Posts)

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

The Designer’s Candy Store [Infographic]

For graphic designers, the general goal is to create something that people notice in a good way. These designers aspire that their work is recognized as “good,” “great” or even “spectacular”. But in order to create work that is worthy of those accolades, there are a lot of things that must be put in. Blood, sweat, and tears are usually…

20 Complete Sets of Icon Fonts

The pros for using icon fonts far outweigh the cons. First of all, there are the obvious benefits of being infinitely scalable and being able to style them dynamically using any CSS property (color, gradients, shadow…). Secondly, its much easier to manage one single font file as opposed to juggling lots of individual images or having to create sprites. Thirdly,…

Top 50 Graphic Design Photoshop Tutorials from 2011

What a great year 2011 has been for the Photoshop community. With so many new Photoshop tutorials being published daily it has never been easier to learn a new creative techniques that will help reduce your learning curve substantially. In this yearly round-up we have collected the best of them. It covers Illustrating & Painting, Photo Manipulation, Poster Design, Text…

Our Top 20 Posts from 2011

2011 has been Speckyboy’s best year yet in terms of growth. More great readers and followers, more great authors, more great sponsors. However, at the core is (hopefully) great content here on Speckyboy. And just to recap some of our best content, here are our top 20 Speckyboy posts of 2011. Top 20 Speckyboy Posts of 2011 45 Free eBooks…

Merry Christmas and Thank You

It has been an amazing 2011 for Speckyboy. This was our first full year of daily publishing, we expanded our categories to cover almost all aspects of design from the web and mobile design to graphic design, from freebies and resources, from opinion pieces to tutorials, and a hell of lot in between. So far this year we have published…

Top 50 Web Development, Design and Application Icon Sets from 2011

This is now our fourth year rounding up the the best icon sets for web designers and developers. And what another fantastic year 2011 it has been! You’ll love this selection. All of the icon sets below have been split into several categories: Glyphs & Pictograms, Mini Sets, General Sets, Ecommerce Icon Sets, Mobile Specific Icons and finally, a selection…

20 Amazing Implementations of HTML5 Canvas

In this article, we explore some of the most awe-inspiring implementations of HTML5′s canvas element so far. From all of the new HTML5 tags, canvas is likely to be the most powerful. In a nutshell, the canvas element is a drawable region defined in HTML code with height and width attributes. With it, web developers are able to create visually…

The 50 Most Useful jQuery Plugins from 2011

What an exciting web development year we have had (OK, its not quite finished, but almost). HTML5 and CSS3 have forced there way into the mainstream, responsive layouts techniques are rapidly moving towards being the standard, sites like Dribble, Forrst and GitHub have offered a fantastic platform to both inspire and share new ideas and solutions, and of course, as…