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Web Layout

So a friend and I were talking about doing a web layout in Illustrator rather than Photoshop. My argument was that I worked faster in Illustrator. His argument was that I couldn’t create a decent layout for the web.

Now this design has yet to be sliced or coded but I feel a pretty good design. Simple and clean. What do you think?
Web Layout
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Plastic Style Web 2.0 Text

These Styles are perfect for Logos or Headers! As you can see you can use odd shapes. Though if you do, you may need to open the Appearance Pallet and tinker with the top Fill’s Transform Effect to get it to position right.
Plastic Style Text

As you may know by now, the way I design stuff in Illustrator is to be Dynamic, in other words non destructive to the vector paths. Basically this keeps the text editable. For instance, lets say you typed “Plastic” then made it all fancy like above. But your client wants a different font, or have it say something else. In the way I design it, all you have to do is change the font or re-type it.

Lets say you know your client will never change there mind (Pssh, like that ever happends) then you could go with Bittbox’s great tutorial “Glossy Vector Web 2.0 Logo Text in 5 Easy Steps“.

But… you could just down load my file and just type in the word and just choose the font you want.
Be sure to check out the rest of this blog and all my freebies!
As usual they are in Illustrator 10, CS, and CS2:
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Blue Gloss.

Now I give you my Blue Gloss Style.

Blue Glass

Again its one object but uses the Appearance pallet. So open it up and see how its done. I also added a little surprise in the Illustrator file. Download after the jump…
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