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Paul Andrew (585 Posts)

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

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…

20 Visually Stunning Music Videos from Japan

Obvious but true: inspiration is crucial for visual designers. You get new ideas, you positively influence your style, and your imagination feels energized and revitalized. Not often explored, but music videos are a great source of inspiration: The moving imagery and graphics can give fresh design inspiration in ways that still-image can’t do. It’s like getting inspired by nature, watching…

15 Responsive CSS Frameworks Worth Considering

Taking the next step of our responsive layout coverage (we recently published the articles Responsive WordPress Themes and jQuery Plugins to help with Responsive Layouts), today we are taking a look at responsive CSS frameworks that we feel are worth your consideration. Just like most CSS frameworks, all of the frameworks below will help you rapidly develop sites by eliminating…

20 Awesome & Inspiring Ads from Sony

Inspiration is very importation for visual designers. You get new ideas, your style can get shaped and influenced, and you cab become energized and increasingly more passionate towards your visual art. Well, why not use Sony as a source of inspiration? Sony is known for being stylish, and that translates into many of their ads. So for some sweet design…

Adobe Fireworks Wireframing Resources and Tutorials

Adobe Fireworks is one of the most popular application choices amongst web designers for wireframing and prototyping. There are many reasons as for prototyping with Fireworks over any other graphic editor, but we won’t go into them with this post (perhaps you could try this one: A Case for Adobe Fireworks against Photoshop and Illustrator). What this post will offer…