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Paul AndrewPaul Andrew (652 Posts)

About: 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, Facebook or Google+.

50 Web Typography Tutorials, Tips, Guides and Best Practices

Web typography is the most undervalued and misunderstood aspect of web design. There are many reasons for this, probably, the most common factor is it is ignored purely for simplicity. Why over complicate something that works fine as it is? Web typography is all theories and opinions, that is the point. The evolution of web design relies on opinions and theories, otherwise we would be stuck with the repulsive web designs we had 10 years. So, yes, web typography is very important and you cannot afford to ignore it any more.

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.

50 of the Best Ever MooTools Plugins and Tutorials

I hope no one has forgotten about MooTools as jQuery seems to be taking over the world. Yes, jQuery is by far and away the more popular Javascript Framework, but is it better than MooTools? They both offer the same functionality and they can both be dropped into any website with relative ease. I suppose it just comes down to preference.

50 Free Icon Sets in PSD Format

When a designer releases a free high quality icon set, we are all delighted and grateful. And when a designer releases an icon set accompanied by the .psd files we are ecstatic. An icon set may at times be limited to your requirements, and the chance to extend the icon set, with the use of a .psd file is always helpful.

Tutorials, Resources and Tips for Joomla! Template Development

Taking the step into a new Content Management System (CMS) can be a daunting prospect. Sometimes you just have to take the step, it could be a client requirement, or simply that the new CMS is tailor made for your current projects spec. Whatever the reasons, it is best as a web designer, to have the knowledge of several CMSs and not be limited to only one.