Preparing for Disaster as a Freelancer

Imagine waking up one morning, booting up your system and realizing that your hard drive is dead. Or maybe you returned from vacation to see that your office has been flooded. These scenarios would be difficult for anyone. But, for a freelance designer, it could put you out of business.  That’s why you need to be prepared for the worst….

Working with Property Lists in Xcode 4.2

Property lists are designed specifically for Objective-C apps to store and retain data. These are straight XML files formatted for easy access to bundles and application resources. There isn’t anything overly confusing about Property Lists, but they are unconventional compared to web applications. In this guide I’d like to go over property lists in a bit of detail in relation…

30 Inspiring Spring Desktop Wallpapers

Spring has finally arrived! Bringing with it the idea of renewal and regrowth. The sun, the flowers, the cool flowing rivers, the green grass and the chirping birds. There really is no better season for stimulating inspiration. Today I have collected 20 colorful and graphical spring desktop wallpapers that will hopefully bring some inspiration into your day. Springtime Bluebells Newborn…

Free Clean Business HTML/CSS Template

We have a fantastic freebie for you today. The team from Egrappler have been kind enough to release their free Clean Business template exclusively for Speckyboy readers. Built on the 960.gs framework, the feature-rich and very clean template is perfect for any business or as a personal portfolio with its choice of three feature-rich gallery styles. Free Clean Business Template…

25 More Completely Free Web Fonts

A year or so ago we published our original Completely Free Fonts Perfect for @fontface. It has been a long time coming but here, at long last, is our next installment. Again, we have chosen 25 free web fonts that are so good we can’t believe they are the free. Here they are… Bemio Copyright → Pay what you want…

Shock Bundle Giveaway – The Winners

Last Sunday we published the competition giving away 10 Shock Bundles (valued at $129 each). With just under 200 comments it proved to be very popular. The competition has now ended and it is time to announce the randomnly chosen winners of this fantastic bundle. Congratulations to our winners, who by now should have received their winning confirmation email (if…

The Deeply Graphic DesignCast

As graphic designers, it is so important for us to always keep learning in order to stay at the top of our game. Outside of classes, and actual on-the-job learning, there are many outlets for us to teach ourselves new tricks. One of my favorite new places to go for a bi-weekly dose of design inspiration, education, and yes –…