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Paul Andrew (584 Posts)

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

WordCamp hits the Netherlands this weekend

WordCamp Netherlands will feature a lineup of experts on WordPress, Social Media, SEO, and Performance including our very own Andy Killen. While it’s hosted in the Netherlands, many of the talks will be in English for the speaker’s convenience. Saturday (March 24th) will open the event with a series of talks on WordPress! A full program of Saturdays events are…

Introducing Warp – An Open-Source Theme Framework for WordPress & Joomla

Each time you develop a theme you’ll have to deal with the same, repetitive tasks. E.g. you need a certain folder structure to organize your PHP, CSS and JavaScript files or you rely on features like layouts, compression and caching. Because you don’t want to start from scratch, coding all these features over and over again, you are better off…

20 Free Subtle and Soft Textured Photoshop Brush Packs (225 Brushes)

Subtly textured brushes are currently a popular trend in web design. They are really useful for adding character and bringing a little light emphasis to your otherwise dull designs. In this post we have 20 subtle and soft textured Photoshop brush packs with a total of 223 brushes. Hope you find them useful. Subtle and Soft Textured Photoshop Brush Packs…

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 from 2012

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,…

Freebie: Colorful 3D UI Kit

We have a fantastic freebie for all of you web designers out there, you’ll love this:) Designed by Land-of-Web, the Colorful 3D UI Kit comes in .psd format and is full of beautifully designed modern web elements covering almost all aspects of web design

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…