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Mobile applications have become a staple in the bedrock of our futuristic society. There are many catalogs full of both useful and goofy apps for the world to share. These have connected us in ways never before seen and allowed software developers to really push the limits on programming techniques.

Here I’ve collected 30 amazing iOS apps for freelancers. These are useful applications for those working on their own in any field. Tasks can help with time management, processing workload, tasks lists, and so much more!

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Awesome tutorials for creating effects in AI, keep it save for easy reading, of course in my database.


Create Chunky Buttons


Creating Seamless Textures


Create a Reusable Retro Type Treatment


Create a Polished Raised Type Treatment

User Interface Design Framework

* GUI library – Hundreds vector elements for interface design
* Minimal UI icons set – 260 vector icons for Illustrator
* Styles library – 200 styles to apply in Illustrator

A free User Interface Design tool for Web Designers

• Design faster wireframes and create better mockup deliverables in Illustrator.
• Design usable application interface with hundreds of common GUI elements : just drop them from Illustrator Panels or pick them in the library files.
• Customize easily the vectors GUI elements to your own needs : you can easily resize, color or tweak their appearance.
• Benefit from a consistent UI elements library made by a web designer expert in application interface design.

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Reasons To Use Illustrator For Web Design
Design Faster
Think Modular
Quick Tool for Creating Wireframes
Format Text Quickly and Easily
Become an Agile Designer
Focus on Simple, Clean Design
Work Lighter and Faster
So much more info ….

Link for Productive Web Design With… Adobe Illustrator?

Ready-made CSS templates are one of the most sought after resources within the web design community. They not only offer a quick and easily edited solution for a static website or as a theme for your favorite CMS, they also offer a great avenue for exploring beautiful code, learning new techniques and most will work perfectly as a basic framework for any web project.

To help with your search for the latest and greatest templates we have put this post together. Not only are these templates beautifully built, they all in there own way offer something different and unique (HTML5, CSS3 and some marvelous Javascript techniques). You’ll love them!

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In this tutorial, we’ll demonstrate how to create the following nice looking Glossy Emblem Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop in 4 simple steps.

Read more: Glossy Emblem Text Effects with Photoshop http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/glossy-emblem-text-effects-photoshop_tutorials/#ixzz1CtGieEjF

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freebie: an original set of four exclusive minimal, clean WordPress themes designed by Marios Lublinski2 and released for web design community. As usual, the themes are free to use for private as well as commerical projects. The themes are beautifully built with minimal and clean designs. These themes will come handy for artists, graphic designers, illustrators and photographers who’d like to have a clean, minimal portfolio to showcase their work.

The themes are simple but powerful, with a touch of traditional Swiss design and layout techniques. The unique style and design is what separates these themes from others. You will also be able to withhold the focus on your work, since you are the artist and should be in control of what the observer sees when visiting your site. Each one comes with a full video overview and support of how to use and manage it.

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