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Cookie Consent – an Open Source Solution to EU Cookie Law

Few weeks ago, we covered the European Union’s Cookie Law, and its implications on websites based in Europe. Thereafter, we have also covered the reactions to the said law. In fact, as a UK-based site, Speckyboy itself firmly stands in support of such protests against the Cookie Law. Speaking of protests, Silktide, one of the most prominent critics of the…

jCSML – A New Cross Platform Animation Library

With mobile access and tablets, cross-platform media compatibility has become one of the most important features for new web technologies. With Adobe Flash not being supported on iOS and HTML5 not being native to earlier versions of Internet Explorer, the jCS Media Library has arrived just in time. The developers of jCSML originally created the library to streamline the development…

RIM Unveils BlackBerry 10 Tools for Developers

Trying hard to recapture the market share it has lost to Apple and Google, Research in Motion Ltd, or RIM, unveiled a series of tools and apps for developers, allowing them to create and develop applications in advance of its forth coming BlackBerry 10 platform. To put it bluntly, RIM is way behind iOS and Android when it comes to…

16th Annual Webby Awards – The Winners

Dubbed as the Academy Awards of the internet, the 16th annual Webby Awards were announced recently. The Webby Awards honor online performers in four different categories: Websites, interactive advertising, online film & video and mobile apps. Again, each category is split into two prizes – The Webby Awards themselves (judged by the International Academy of Arts and Sciences) and The…

Cloud Storage from Google – Google Drive

A few days ago, Google added another weapon to its arsenal – Google Drive. Simply put, Drive is Google’s version of cloud storage – say, Dropbox meets Google Docs. As with any other cloud storage service, Google Drive lets you store your data online, edit/modify it as per your needs and share it with others and/or collaborate while working. Drive…

No to the Cookie Law

A newly launched site has dubbed the upcoming EU Cookie Law “ridiculous,” echoing the sentiments of a growing number of voices across the internet. As these protests grow louder, No Cookie Law aims to raise awareness of the EU cookie law and hopefully increase the chance of changes being made. No Cookie Law is the brainchild of the rising advocate…

CS6 and the new Creative Cloud

After making us go through a maze of previews and sneak peeks, Adobe has finally detailed its pricing plans regarding the Creative Suite 6. CS consists of multiple applications, including the likes of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and several others. The CS6 Standard package will cost $1299 whereas the Master Collection comes in at a monumental $2599. You can, as per…

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…

IE6 is Finally Being Laid to Rest!!!

WOOHOO! IE6 is officially being put out of it’s misery by it’s makers Microsoft and you can help in their efforts by adding the countdown banner for IE6 clients. This really is a true red letter day in the design calendar. Just released is the IE6 countdown site which gives stats over which countries in the world most use IE6,…

A Call to Arms Against Unscrupulous Autobloggers

For those that don’t already know, autoblogging is much like it sounds. It is a term that was coined around 2006 to mean that a computer can do the job of a human blogger automatically, by using robot to go to the web an acquire content to be published on the owners site. Sounds OK in principle and could be…