Nowadays, there are so many great, easy to use tools and resources available on the internet for freelance developers and designers like you.
I have put together a list of some great tools to enhance productivity while completing freelance projects:
This is an easy way to build Web 2.0 applications including prototyping and development, a form-driven database apps, a front end “face” for SOA architecture. It automates all the heavy lifting needed to connect enterprise data to browser-based widgets. It provides a drag and drop interface to manage images and files within a project.
It a useful resource which offers extensions to simplify the design process. It allows you to author modern CSS using advanced selectors, properties such as border-radius, or custom font faces and make sure that design works well even in IE6. Its extensions include CSS3 Selectors, @font-face support, CSS rotation (currently bundled with eCSStender as an example), CSS3 border-and CSS3 Columns.
It is a powerful editing tool and photo manager for a design project. It allows you to edit many images at one single time, control pixel level and check the depth of layers. It is compatible with all the browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photo-sharing sites, and even has its own file format to save work in progress.
It is a simple style sheet that helps in displaying finished sitemaps directly from HTML unordered list navigation. It streamlines the web design process as it automates the illustration of site map and allows you to develop HTML navigation. It also offers additional links which can be customized as per preferences.
This is a programming language for modern, client-based Web applications. Its features include event-driven, reactive evaluation, event-stream abstraction for communicating with web services and also offer interfaces to external web services.
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This is another important resource for freelance web developers that eliminates the task of manual tweening by producing smooth, fluid motion without using the animator to draw out each frame individually. This allows you to produce high quality 2D animation for your project.
Another simple, blog aware, static site generator for web developers. It provides a template directory representing the raw form of a website, runs it through Textile or Markdown and Liquid converters, and bring out a complete, static website suitable for serving with Apache or favorite web server.
This resource helps in finding best website template for a design project. It offers a catalog of Web templates you can fully and easily customize online. It also lets you change the template colors easily with our Photoshop® like color picker, and choose your favorite color scheme.
Hope these tools and resources would help in successfully completing a design and development project seamlessly. Please share your suggestions and feedback on the same.
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