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 368 posts, generating an average of 2.4 million monthly page views (a million more than last year!), our RSS subscribers have doubled, our Twitter following has grown to 30,000 followers and our Facebook page has 12,000 likes. Yep, it really has been a fantastic year for us.

How did we achieve it all? Well, that is simple. It is all down to our awesome readers and followers. Without you, we would never have achieved what we have.

Thank you!

Thank you for reading Speckyboy. If you subscribe to our RSS feed, thank you. If you’ve ever shared an article, thank you.

Of course, the content you’ve been reading this year doesn’t create itself. We gained a multitude of new authors. A thank you goes out to all our regular authors who work tirelessly–well, probably not actually tirelessly, but you get the picture–to write articles which are hopefully enjoyable and useful to readers.

Here they all are: Tomas Laurinavicius, Jake Rocheleau, Andy Killen, Jameel Khan, Hannah Milan, Jennifer Moline, Nathan Powell, Alexandre Smirnov, Sufyan bin Uzayr, Emma Davies, Harry Jay Clement, Danielle Porter, Addison Duvall, Alec Lynch, Emma Egan, Danielle Porter and myself (Paul Andrew), I wrote a few as well.

A major thanks goes out to our host Media Temple for keeping us online all year without any down-time, other than the 2-3 short blips that we caused ourselves. I better mention their amazing support department for having to put up with our few blonde moments – Thanks guys :)

Hosting is one aspect, but the speed of our website is another. In that regard, a big thank you goes out to our CTO Andy Killen for making Speckyboy super-fast.

Thanks also to all our new sponsors, we appreciate it.

And of course, a huge thank you to BuySellAds, you guys are amazing.

Being that it is the Christmas season, we’ll be taking a few days off from publishing. We’ll regroup and take a much needed rest and we’ll be back even better.

As for 2012? We have some exciting developments and new features coming. So, stay tuned, there are some really exciting times ahead.

Merry Christmas to everyone and have a Happy New Year!

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Paul Andrew

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.


  • Dina

    Marry christmas for you all too greetings from central america

  • Arshad Cini

    Merry Christmas:)

  • Thank you =)
    Greetings from Portugal

  • Greetings from France To all your team ! :)

  • Merry Christmas to all ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  • congratulations for a wonderful year of yours, hope our site can gain lots of viewers too…

  • Katharine J. Tobal

    Marry christmas Specky!

  • A tad late, but thank you so much for the kind words & awesome shout out! We love your site & are proud to host it. Hope you had a Merry Christmas! Here’s to 2012!

  • Hayo

    thank you and all the contributers to specky boy being informative, inspiring and making me think