20 Big and Highly Detailed Icon Sets


Icons come in all shapes and sizes. While the clean and minimalist style is better suited for applications and navigation menus, those highly detailed icons can sure add some eye-candy to your designs.

In fact, a lot of the icons in this post are so detailed that they could be used as feature rather than to complement say an interface or an application menu. I hope you enjoy the showcase. Feel free to chime in and leave a comment at the end of this post.

30 Beautiful Single Page Website Designs


With all the content-heavy and CMS-powered websites out there these days, I find it refreshing to browse a single-page website where all the content is accessible without loading or refreshing a page.

The sites in this post make great use of things like sliders, carousels, Ajax and auto-scroll scripts to display content in a way that doesn’t hinder the user experience but rather improves it. I hope you enjoy this showcase, and of course feel free to chime in and leave a comment at the end of the post.

Enter to Win A Design Cocktail 5 Bundle from Designious


A while ago Designious started releasing their Design Cocktail bundles and it quickly became very popular. Today they’re back with Design Cocktail 5, with $729 worth of design resources still for the very low price of $29.

We’ve partnered with them again to give away a bundle to 3 lucky readers of SpyreStudios. All the products included in this pack were created by Designious.com and WPwizz.com.

25 Essential Android Apps For Web-Workers And Designers


The Android platform is growing in popularity every day, and for good reasons. Obviously being an open-source project and having Google behind it makes it a great choice for developers. Unfortunately the Android Market can’t really compete against the Apple App Store (in my opinion).

So I’ve chosen 25 Android apps that I think can be very useful to designers, developers and web-workers. You’ll find editors, reference guides, blogging tools, image editing tools and more. If you have your Android device handy you can scan the QR Codes next to each item in the list using the Barcode Scanner application.

15 Community & Networking Sites For Designers And Creative Types


There’s probably hundreds of community and networking sites out there but only a few focus on the design and creative community. We went ahead and selected 15 of the best sites for designers and creative types.

Obviously there are some sites we might not be aware of, so make sure you leave a comment if your favorite design community/networking site wasn’t included in this post.

How To Create a Slick Navigation Bar In Adobe Fireworks


I love Photoshop. I guess we all do. But I believe Fireworks is better suited for web-design work and I usually prefer it over Photoshop. After all Fireworks was created with web-designers in mind and it allows us to quickly prototype and design for the web, so let’s see what it can do.

I’ve created this simple yet modern navigation bar in Fireworks, and I’ll walk you through the steps necessary to create something like that. In the event there are some windows and panels you don’t see opened on your computer, simply go to the ‘Windows‘ menu and open them.

Enter to Win a Copy of Justinmind Prototyper – A $495 Value


Wireframing is a very important part of the design process and there’s a plethora of wireframing tools available out there. But for the serious web or software designers and developers, free tools probably won’t cut it.

We’ve partnered with Justinmind to give away a copy of Justinmind Prototyper to a lucky reader of SpyreStudios. Read on to learn how to enter.

Enter To Win Hosting Accounts From Eleven2


Choosing the right host for your personal or business website can be tricky. While there’s literally thousands of hosting companies out there, here at SpyreStudios we’ve been very happy with the service from Eleven2.

So happy in fact that we’ve partnered with them to give away some hosting accounts to lucky readers of SpyreStudios. Read to learn how to enter this giveaway.