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Paul Andrew (583 Posts)

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

30 Useful Infographics for Web Designers

Typically when it comes to learning something new within web design you have to refer to either the accompanied detailed documentation, the read-me or, if you are lucky, to a quick reference cheatsheet. Each of these options are really useful, but none have the ability to give you a super-easy method to quickly understand what is going on like a…

30 Minimal WordPress Themes from 2011

Minimal is the timeless web design trend of basic styling a web page and stripping out all non-essential elements allowing the reader to focus solely on the content with absolutely no distractions. Achieving the balance between content and minimal design is not easy, but in the hands of a skilled designer or a competent writer, the minimal style can truly…

20 More Creative Print Ads from Lego

As regular visitors to this site will know, we love Lego. We really, really do. We love its creativity, its originality, its endless possibilities and most of all, we love it because it is darn good fun. As we mention with our with our previous Lego ads article (39 Creative Lego Advertisements), its creativity is not only limited to plastic…

40 New jQuery Plugins

Every six months or so we do like to take a look at some of the greatest and freshest jQuery plugins from within that time. Each time we do this the jQuery community never ever fails to let you down. Constantly releasing plugins that are not only useful and problem solving, but also releasing plugins that can aid you with…

20 More Tileable and Seamless Patterns

Using seamless/tileable patterns are a fantastic method for giving your design some added depth and character by either subtly highlighting key areas or for creating a background that will push your layout design to the forefront. The seamless patterns sets in this post range in format from .eps, .ai, .png, .pat, .psd and .jpg, with each set containing anything at…

15 Free HTML5 and CSS Templates

Ready-made HTML5 templates are currently one of the most sought after resources within the web design community. They not only offer a quick and easy-to-edit solution for building modern websites, they also offer a fantastic route to explore and understand HTML5s syntax. All of the themes below are free and all have been coded with HTML5. Enjoy them :) Minimalism…

50 Free Photoshop Brush Packs

In this article we have highlighted the best free Photoshop brush packs that have been recently released . With a total of 50 packs and well over 500 brushes, covering almost all categories (grunge, light effects, ornamental, abstract, paint strokes, paper, splatters…) and all of the highest quality, you are guaranteed to find the brush pack that is needed for…

20 More Fresh & Free Fonts for Headlines

Today’s round-up highlights 20 new(ish) elegant and free fonts for headlines and titles of either a webpage or a print publication. We have previously published a post entitled 20 Free Fonts for Distinctive Headlines and Titles, you may want to check out as well. For the most part all of the fonts below can be used in both personal and…

15 Free Responsive WordPress Themes

The most popular topic of discussion at the moment, amongst web designers anyway, is undoubtedly responsive web design. This is in response to the popularity, over the past couple of years, of visitors opting to use a mobile device of some sort (Android, iPhone, iPad..) to access their favorite web sites. Just to give you a quick overview, responsive web…

20 Free Social Login and Bookmark Buttons Source Files

A popular trend knowadays is for websites and services to use integrated social networking logins to rapidly reduce the time it would take a typical user to signup (no more filling in forms and remembering another password). Not only do social logins aid the user, they also greatly benefit websites and services, allowing them to increase the volume of signups…