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Sketching out ideas on your iPad

The iPad is a great tool for both jotting down ideas quickly and working out concepts in detail. Here are three free apps that I recommend for slightly different sketching uses.

Adobe Ideas

Adobe Ideas is a good multi-purpose app to sketch things out. If you only want to use one app for both diagrams and designs use this.

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Introducing the Adobe Digital Magazine Workflow

Mashable reports Adobe is working on a new kind of creative software specifically intended to help you publish digital magazines for tablet devices such as the iPad, the company revealed today.

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Logo Design narrative and brief form for clients

Why it’s important to hire a professional logo designer?

Your logo is your visual ambassador to the world. It must be memorable and unique. Logos exist because we remember faces and landmarks. Your logo is the unique face of your business – your interesting landmark – so people can find you again in the crowd.

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Get a Simple Desktop

A nice and simple desktop is not only inspiring but helps you find your files quickly too. I recommend you change it regularly to keep your screen fresh. Here are a couple of great desktops from Simple Desktops.

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5 unusual ways to create website mock-ups

One of the most important phases of website design is creating mock-ups. Some of the key factors that you should consider when creating wireframes is ease of use for the readers, flexibility for future development and simple hierarchy for the CSS layout.

Here are a couple of tools you can use to create your mockups.

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Top 5 online Backup services for your Mac

If you keep your original and backup files in the same physical location you may lose them both at the same time because of theft, fire or other misfortune. It's a good idea to have an off-site backup for your files besides your local Time Machine disk.

If you have a fast internet connection, you can consider to get online backup as it is the easiest automated option. Here are the top 5 most recommended services.

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Self-employment advice for designers

Read 15 pieces of advice if you're thinking of “going it alone" from David Airey author of Logo Design Love.

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BumpTop available for free for a week

Google acquired BumpTop, an application that provides an alternative novel way to browse your files. Until May 7 2010 BumpTop is freely available for download to give BumpTop fans one last chance to grab a copy. Be patient, the download speeds are slooooow!

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HTML Ipsum

We all use lorem ipsum copy for our print layouts. What about webdesign? HTML Ipsum is a simple site offering similar lorem ipsum texts with html markup which will help you create pages to test css styling.

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