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In this section you will find all of our popular articles covering all categories of design.

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20 Free Flat Icon Sets

Love it or hate it, flat design is clearly a trend that is here to stay. The mix of pastel colors with a minimal/clean layout seems to be a perfect balance for any web page.And here at Speckyboy, we do love it. So, we have discussed it, analyzed it, showcased beautiful examples of it, and even offered free GUI templates…

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Advantages of Designing Big Oversized Website Layouts

When sitting down to plan a website you will likely consider a number of factors. These revolve around your general target audience and what they might be looking for. As desktops are getting larger there is more of a need for bigger font sizes. Oversized typography and webpage graphics will generally herd visitors deeper into your layout. I want to…

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Tools for Formatting, Organizing and Tidying CSS Code

If you are an uber-experienced web designer, you probably won’t have this problem. Your CSS files will be structured coherently and concisely, every selector will have been attentively placed, every property will be perfectly formatted… basically, your CSS will look like carefully crafted art. If this describes you, then move along please, this post is not for you. But if…

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User Experience Trends for Admin Dashboards

The design techniques for admin dashboards are not as openly shared as website layouts. This is because you do not always find examples of admin designs open on the web. To gain access you would need a user/password combo, so designers are often left building with trends found in other examples. But the dashboard interface has grown very quickly as…

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PHP Tutorials for Beginners

You have probably heard that PHP is much easier to learn than any other programming languages, such as Java or the .NET languages, not to mention Perl, but if you are new to PHP, it can be daunting. If you are new to PHP, we are here to help. The first block of PHP tutorials are more general and cover…

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30 New jQuery Plugins Worth Taking a Look At

Hundreds upon hundreds of new jQuery plugins are released every year. Some basic, offering simple functions, others can be complex offering far more functionalities. Either way, both types of plugins are always useful. Today, with this jQuery round-up, we will focus on both types and highlight 30 plugins that we feel have been the most useful and innovative from the…

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30 Wireframe Templates and Toolkits

Creating wireframes doesn’t necessarily require the use of special wireframing software. It is entirely possible to plan and prototype user interfaces using established tools like Adobe Illustrator, OmniGraffle or even PowerPoint and Keynote. These tools are tried and tested and incorporate a rich set of features that allow users to quickly and easily create wireframes without the need for specialist…

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Sketchsheets for Responsive Web Design

With the constant evolution and popularity of mobile devices, designing web sites responsively is essential. Unlike designing for a static or fixed web site, the fluidity and flexibility of a responsive site can make the design process tricky and at times almost impossible to successfully convey visually your design ideas. We are here to help you out by highlighting some…