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Paul Andrew (526 Articles)

Paul is the founder and editor of Speckyboy Design Magazine. He has many years experience within the web design industry and a passion for the latest web technologies and design trends. He lives in the small town of Inverness in the north of Scotland. Follow him on Twitter.

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25 jQuery Tooltip Plugins and Tutorials

If you are looking to give your readers the option of a little bit more information or optional extra navigation, a great solution is to use Tooltips. Tooltips are a “common graphical user interface element, that are used in conjunction with a cursor, usually a mouse pointer…

35 Free Twitter Icon Sets

Most Twitter “Follow Me” buttons and icons are boring (look at mine, very dull),soulless and clichéd. How about something with some creativity, originality and a little bit of character. In this post that is exactly what you will find, 35 Original and Creative Twitter Icon Sets.

Buttons and Badge Photoshop Tutorials

Sometimes, the smaller elements of a website design, can cause you the most design problems. The simple button is the biggest culprit, you need to craft it so that it will fit seamlessly into your sites layout and designing it so that it helps your readers navigate easily. A difficult combination. All of the tutorials below are to help you create your own custom web site or interface button.

30 MAC Dashboard Widgets for Web Designers and Developers

Dashboard Widgets are created using the easiest and most wide spread of languages, namely, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. So, they are quite simple to develop,and often there functions are very simple as well, but they are useful. Below you will 30 MAC Dashboard Widgets for Web Designers and Developers. I hope they help.

6 Infamous Moments in Football Recreated with Subbuteo

I'm sure every football fan, at least in Europe, has owned a set of Subbuteo at one time or the other. For anyone that does not know, Subbuteo is a hugely popular table football game that involves the flicking of a miniature footballer and eventually scoring a goal. Subbuteo is much more than just a game, I loved it, when I was young.
Below you will find some infamous moments in football recreated with Subbuteo.

10 Free Adobe AIR RSS Feed Readers

Adobe AIR has recently surpassed well over 100 millions downloads, and its all thanks largely to the many Twitter apps available. Now, I love Adobe AIR, and hate its current reputation that it is seemingly limited to only Twitter. Why is no one downloading the AIR RSS apps? You should be, they are great, just have a look at the list below.

25 Replacement Icon Sets for Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Creative Suite already have pretty cool icons, could they have been designed better? Well, of course they can, if these icons are anything to go by anyway. If you are in need of some inspiration, or perhaps bored of your existing Adobe icons, have a look at these beautiful icons.

10 Flash Image Gallery Tutorials

There probably is quite a lot of debate which is the better for creating an image slideshow or gallery, CSS or Flash? Each has its own advantages and everyone has their preference, but I am sure most would agree that Flash has a special feel of sleekness, style and professionalism. Flash does have an air of being technically difficult to develop, but with these ten easy to follow Flash Gallery and Slideshow Tutorials, you will be able to put your fears to rest, and create a beautiful and dynamic gallery.