Send large files to clients with these 10 free tools

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Send large files to clients with these 10 free tools

Using email to send large files to your clients can cause problems at both ends. Here are 10 great tools to make things go smoothly…

The age of the web may have connected continents and allowed the world to function around the clock, but to send large files by email can still be a painful experience.

But there’s no need to spend vast amounts of money on providing a solution. These free tools will help you to send large files to design clients without the hassle of bounced emails and hours of frustration with FTP connections, and some even have iPhone apps and free Android apps to make your life even easier.

01. Infinite

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Infinite claims to be up to 23 times faster than the competition

The main thing that makes Infinit different is that it uses peer to peer technology rather than its cloud servers. That means, the French team of eight designers and developers behind it claims, that it’s both more secure and “up to 23 times faster” than rivals.

It’s also easy to use, and there are no limits to the number of files you can send, or their size. If your or your recipient’s web connection goes down, the service just pauses until it comes back up – you don’t gave to start again. And if you’re really in a hurry when receiving media files, you can even start playing them before the full file has been sent.

02. WeTransfer

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WeTransfer makes it easy to send large files

WeTransfer is a lovely looking site that allows you to send large files – up to 2GB per transfer – as often as you like! That way, there won’t be any of those last minute e-mail woes when you run out of free transfers! You can send large files by email or grab a download link from the site; easy peasy.

03. itrnsfr

Transfer big files to anyone, anywhere with itrnsfer

With itrnsfr, you can send files up to 2GB to anyone, anywhere. Totally free, no registration is required to use this service. It also allows user to transfer multiple files at once to multiple recipients. As the website states: secure and simple.

04. Sendspace

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With the Sendspace app, you can send large files on the move

Launching back in 2005, Sendspace have been delivering files millions of times a week. Each file is tracked so if it’s lost into the abyss of the internet, Sendspace will do their best to find it for you. They’ve also just launched a brand-new drag and drop feature, as well as a Sendspace app – meaning you can send large files on the move.

05. Dropsend

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DropSend lets you send large files for free

With DropSend, you can send large files of up to 2GB, making it ideal for sending jpegs, pdfs and MP3s. Fast, simple and secure to use, you’ll be sending those all-important large files in no time. There’s no software to install and it’s available with 256bit AES Security. If you’re still unsure about what to do, DropSend have also created a handy video tutorial for all your transferring needs.

06. WikiSend

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You don’t need an account to send large files with WikiSend

WikiSend is a free file-sharing service that doesn’t require you to create an account to use; you simply upload your file and are given a unique URL to access your file.

Files are then left accessible for seven days for your client to download as many times as they need, and you can share files up to 100MB in size. WIkiSend also provides password-protected file sharing if you register an account with them.

07. Dropbox

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Dropbox is the best-known way to send large files

Dropbox is possibly the most well known file sharing tool and you’ll probably find your client already has this tool installed and is familiar with using it – always a bonus.

You need to register an account to use Dropbox, though it’s free to do so. As well as a web-based application, there’s a desktop application you can install and access your files on your computer in a native.

Dropbox also benefits from having no expiration dates on upload files: you can store files as long as you need to. Plus there’s an uncapped maximum file size, so you can send the largest cat video mashups to your clients without worrying about capacity.

08. MediaFire

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Send large files up to 100MB with MediaFire

MediaFire is a free-to-register file sharing website which allows sharing of files up to 100MB in size. There are options to upgrade for greater storage capacity (10GB is available with the free account) and advertisement-free file and folder sharing, and there are desktop apps available for Windows, Linux and Apple, as well as iPhone, iPad and Android applications for mobile.

09. Box

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Send large files to your clients with Box

Box is our next recommendation for free tools to share large files with your clients. Personal accounts for sharing are free with up to 5GB of storage space and allow you to share files of any size.

Box also features useful integrations such as with Google Apps and Salesforce. Business accounts are also available with a free trial, with the added bonus of more storage capacity for your design files and greater control over permissions for different user roles.

What really helps Box stand out from the crowd afd the customers who use its business accounts: its client list includes everyone from Procter & Gamble to Stanford University and even Skype and LinkedIn.

10. Senduit

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Senduit allows you to set an expiry time

Senduit is intensely simple to use: simply upload your file through the website and you’re provided with a private URL to share your file.
The service has a limit of 100MB for files being shared, and allows you to set an expiry time for durations of 30 minutes to seven days.

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15 Websites Free Design Resources

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15 Websites Free Design Resources

Keeping costs low and clients happy with the work you deliver can be a very difficult balance to strike, especially for freelance designers. Fortunately, there are great free design resources online to help you out.

It won’t be a stretch to say that most creatives – whether you’re a web designer, illustrator, photographer, developer, etc. – know what it’s like to work with limited budgets. It can often feel like clients barely have enough to even pay you for your time, let alone have the budget for the truly unique resources that can make a project really stand out.

Thankfully, there are some great places on the web that can provide some relief. Having these sites bookmarked can help you finish your project on time and under budget.

The following list is for all my fellow freelancers. Included are different websites that offer free, high-quality design resources. Most of the websites on this list are some of the lesser known design resource websites, along with a few well-known websites simply because they are my favorites and are too good not to mention. Hopefully, you’ll be able to find some great freebies to help you take your projects to the next level.

Free Vectors

Vecteezy

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Vecteezy is definitely a more well-known resource for both premium and free vectors. If you don’t yet have this one bookmarked, you may want to do so now. Started by the same owner of Brusheezy, Vecteezy is easy to use with an advanced search feature. All of the vectors display their License and explain it so that you know exactly how you can use the vector in your designs. Best of all, they seem to have just as many, if not more, free vectors as they do premium, and the premium vectors are clearly marked with a banner.

Alphateck

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Nick G. Botner is a UI/UX designer with additional skills in areas such as identity/ print design, photography, and HTML/ CSS. His website, Alphateck.com, includes a blog on which he hosts free vector packs that he designs. All are available for use with only a payment of a Tweet or Facebook post. A few even allow you to skip the social sharing payment and pay a few dollars or less.

Images and Photos

Picjumbo

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PicJumbo is a rare website that provides high quality stock photos free for commercial use. Victor Hanacek is the amazing photographer behind this site, and uploads a new photo every day. If you find yourself using his photos often, be nice and donate a portion of your profits. It’s quite amazing that he offers such beautiful photos with no strings attached.

Getty Images

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While Getty Images is certainly one of the most well-known resources for stock photos, it is not known for free photos. Until just last month, if you wanted free use of the photographs, you had to be comfortable with the Getty watermark. Getty changed this with an embed link that displays a credit footer at the bottom of the photo. This is perfect for your blogging clients or even those who really want the wow factor of high resolution, quality photos and don’t mind the footer. The images just can’t be used for commercial purposes.

FireShot

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Many clients need to display screenshots of their app or software on their website. FireShot is an excellent tool for capturing high quality screenshots and making edits immediately without using another program. Right on the screenshot, you can make edits and add text annotations and then save, copy, send by email, share, or upload to FTP. If you feel like you waste a lot of time copying screenshots to your image editor only to make minimal edits, then FireShot could be the time-saving tool you need.

Free Fonts

Open Font Library

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Open Font Library is an excellent source for some really unique and creative fonts. While the catalogue is not huge, it still contains several hundred unique font families. But the really big perk of this free font website is that it contains a number of fonts from different languages, such as Latin, Persian, Farsi, and more.

Fonts for Peas

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If your client is in need of scrapbooking type fonts, then you may want to check out Kevin and Amanda’s website and their Fonts for Peas. They recently added in a new batch of fonts just a few months ago. All of their fonts are free for commercial use as long as you include their button on the website either in the sidebar or on a credits/ links page. They also offer more free fonts on their Free Scrapbook Fonts page and all follow the same Terms of Use as the Fonts for Peas.

Various Resources

Creative Alys

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Creative Alys provides a variety of resources which include PSD and Mockups, vectors, fonts, and programming/development resources, like their definitive guide to MongoDB. While their selection is not huge, it is still a great place to look if you have exhausted all of your other resources or simply want to browse for something more unique.

Brankic 1979

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It is rare to find a web design company that will offer their old resources for personal and commercial use. Brankic 1979 is one such web design/development team that offers a rather large collection of design freebies, including widgets, UI kits, icons, and more. And all are, as to be expected from professionals, very high quality.

Sallee Design

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Sallee Design is the website of another generous designer, Jeremy Sallee. As a designer with an engineering background, Jeremy provides some incredible, top notch web design resources. Included in his list are icons, PSD files, and even a wallpaper.

Pixel Buddha

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All of the freebies on Pixel Buddha are completely free for commercial use, which is amazing because they are all very impressive and original. Included in the list of free resources are icons, UI kits, effects, animation, templates, and mockups.

Dreamstale

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Still in Beta, Dreamstale is a very new resources roundup website that also publishes articles, tips, and tutorials. The Dreamstale freebies is an already impressively large list of free downloads, such as icon packs, Photoshop actions, backgrounds, vectors, mockups, and much more.

KL-Webmedia

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KL-Webmedia is yet another design studio that offers an awesome list of freebies. Patrick M., the incredible designer behind the studio and free resources, provides such free web design goodies as icons, buttons, PSD templates, UI templates, and more website elements.

Eamejia

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Eduardio Mejia is an engineer and designer and also founder of an incredible website store called eamejia that also offers freebies for more than just web designers. In his free list, you will find mockups for book covers and other print designs, UI kits, website backgrounds, PSD web templates, and more, all listed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Graphic Burger

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Many of you may already know about Graphic Burger, but it is just an amazing site that I couldn’t help but mention it here. Everything on the site is free for both personal and commercial use and every few days they post something new. Included in their resources list are mock-ups, UI kits, text effects, icons, PSD files, and much more.

Be sure to bookmark either this page or the above websites to make completing your web design projects much faster and, therefore, more profitable.

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Google launches Web Designer, and its free! (beta)

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30 September Google launched a new advertising application in beta called Google Web Designer. The company says the tool is for creating “professional-quality design” HTML5 ads and campaigns accessible to everyone from the designer to the dabbler.

HTML5 is widely seen as the standard that everyone on the Web should adopt. In case you didn’t know, Google describes HTML5 as a “universal language for building beautiful, engaging content that can run across desktops, smartphones, and tablets.” It is thus the company’s hope that Google Web Designer will help make HTML5 accessible to people throughout the advertising industry, getting Web developers closer to the goal of “build once, run anywhere.”

Screen Shot 2013 09 25 at 9.02.41 AM 730x330 Google launches public beta of Web Designer, a free design tool for creating HTML5 ads and campaigns

Here’s the current feature list for Google Web Designer beta:

  • Create animated HTML5 creative, with a robust, yet intuitive set of design tools.
  • View and edit the code behind your designs and see your edits reflected back on the stage automatically.
  • Build ad creatives seamlessly for DoubleClick and AdMob, or publish them to any generic environment you choose.
  • Receive updates to the product automatically, without having to re-download the application.
  • Access all of this entirely for free.

If you prefer the visual version, Google has provided multiple YouTube videos to show off the tool. Here’s one of them:

If this piques your interest you should read the getting started guide. Google is also asking for feedback, which you can provide on its user forum and Google+ page.

Again, this is just a beta, although Google does use the tag with little regard for its meaning. That being said, the company says it is “working hard over the next couple quarters to add new features and improvements.” We’ll let you know when its stable release is available.

via thenextweb

The new gamers website

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The new gamers website

“We give people the oportunity to have the games they always wanted.
We are spending long hours in order to launch our new website. We will offer game keys, freebies, a brand new blog and many other features.”

“Game the day is a website that you’ll love, you’ll have game giveaways, promotions, reviews, blog posts and other goodies.
I’ll have a pre-alpha version running in a few days. So if you want to be an early bird just subscribe our newsletter.

For the technical part, i’m using Laravel 4 with Foundation 4. Full responsive for tablet and mobile.

If you want to join this adventure as a contributor, designer or developer just let me know. I’m sure i could use a lot of help. Use the contact form ( top right corner )to get in touch with me.

http://www.gametheday.com

Cheers!!”

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14 Free CSS/HTML UI Kits

You can finds hundreds of free ui kits around the web in PSD form but there aren’t too many coded(CSS/HTML) ui kits.

In today’s post we have gathered free CSS/HTML coded user interface(UI) kits for designers and developers.The below ui kits are all handcoded to use freely in your design projects.
The list contains buttons,sliders,forms,search bars etc.
Although all of them are free please check for license agreements for commercial use.

ui.css

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CSS3 UI Kit (PSD+CSS)

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Pure CSS UI Kit

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CSS3 UI Kit

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Metro UI CSS

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Light UI Kit in CSS & HTML

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Futurico UI HTML

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Designer CSS UI Kit

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Yet Another UI Kit

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CSS User Interface UI Kit

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Free PSD/HTML Web UI Elements

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Lion CSS UI Kit

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Flat UI Free – PSD&HTML User Interface Kit

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CSS3 Button Styles

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