20 Free Web UI Element Kits and Stencils

No doubt every web designer has spent many endless hours mocking up web pages, and as such every designer should have a good set of re-usable and uniform Web UI elements that they can rely upon to save them precious time and spare headaches when they are in the initial stages of a web project. In this article we have…

14 Lightweight Content Management Systems

An all singing and all dancing CMS (who uses all of there features anyway?) is not always the best option for every web design project, sometimes all you need is something with a little less punch, something with a smaller learning curve and something that is really, really light. All of the CMSes below can be regarded as ‘light’, that’s…

Top 10 Social Bookmarking Plugins for WordPress

It has been almost two years since we last published a post on social bookmarking plugins for WordPress. What a difference that short period has had on user expectations, design trends and overall acceptance and popularity of social bookmarking. Many of the plugins from the previous post are now pretty much redundant and no longer supported, so this post takes…

A Collection of Printable Web Browser Sketching and Wireframe Templates

All of the printable sketching templates that you will find below have all been designed specifically for web designers. Each of the sketching templates have an imprint of a web browser (they either use Safari, Chrome or Firefox) just waiting for you to wireframe or sketch your next design project. Each template is slightly different, most have various grid sizes,…

9 More Useful Free Web Design Ebooks

A few months ago we published a popular article called 12 Useful and Free Downloadable Web Design Books, and the positive response we received from our readers was phenomenal. But, just as there is with most things, there is always room for improvement. With the help of readers and authors we have discovered another 9 free web design books we…

40 jQuery and CSS3 Tutorials and Techniques

In this article you will find a comprehensive selection of tutorials and techniques that make use of some exciting and fresh CSS3 properties and injected this with some innovative jQuery. You will some truly creative image galleries/sliders, a marvelous selection of innovative navigation techniques, a handful of original form solutions and the rest of the tutorials cover almost all aspects…

7 Brilliant Minimalist Tumblr Themes

When I sat down to write this post, my first intention was to write about minimal design and how popular they have become over the last few years. Of course, I couldn’t do that without listing some clever examples. But while I was on the hunt for what to include in that list I got a message from a friend….

Freestyle and Square, Two Free Social Media Icon Sets

The two free social media icon sets we have on offer today have been designed by the talented Helen Gizi, from pinkmoustache.com, exclusively for the readers of Speckyboy Design Magazine. Both of the icon sets contain 28 icons that cover all of the major social media services and applications, they are all in .PNG format and they come in three…