Role: Owner & Founder of Awesome 1WD
Dainis Graveris is 23 years old blogger and designer, founder of 1stWebDesigner, now more silently managing everything behind the scenes. He usually hangs out in Twitter tweeting design related links and chatting with people. If you have any questions or feedback that's the best place to start! Cheers!
I created very similar article yesterday, but this one is because I read my feed and saw there are many similar articles with web design related inspiration. This time I wanted to show you the next step – beautiful showcase websites, which collects WordPress based blogs and delivers long run inspiration, so you can subscribe and check what’s new happening all the time!
Don’t forget to check also my last discovery – it’s very unique social bookmarking site, but guess what, it showcases only WordPress related articles, freebies, tutorials..and things like that, pretty cool don’t you think?
Updated list – now there are 14 WordPress Showcase sites and 2 WordPress related social bookmarking sites!Read More
There are millions of blogs around the world, so it’s really a challenge to stand out with unique design. Maybe somebody will tell, that all matters is content, but I strongly disagree. Right now, my own blog design looks quite miserable, so I really know that matters. If you leave professional look and feeling you’ll convert one time visitors into long-run subscribers so much easier.
This time I wanted to showcase really successful and creative blog designs I found through a lot of searching and comparing to give necessary inspiration for you, and actually for myself too a little bit. I divided all 55 blog designs in three categories – Dark Design Showcase 1-10, Colorful and Very Creative Design Showcase 11-45 and Clean And Elegant Design Showcase 46-55. Hope You enjoy this one!Read More
Patterns actually can be found almost everywhere – in print design, web design, graphic design etc. For example if you use pattern in web design, just set CSS repeat-x-y and you’ll get beautiful background,but image will be very small and page load time will be much faster. There are very big variety how you can use and implement patterns, but the fact is – free resources – like patterns, brushes, shapes are big time savers. Of course it’s better to create your own stuff, but sometimes you receive project with fast deadline and you need everything to do fast and this is one of the solutions.
This list just features 22 resource sites and several very well written articles with premade pattern collections, it was very interesting for me to write this article, I am hoping it will be interesting reading and useful resource for bookmarking.Read More
I feel like now everybody knows and uses all those popular plugins, which everybody mention on their blogs and repeat many times without big sense. That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to feature not so well known, totally new or just useful plugins you’ve probably never seen before. All plugins are very carefully picked, this is absolutely not some random list.
I also added WordPress site monthly download statistics to let you know how popular these plugins are, but don’t underestimate new plugins. Just scroll through the list and maybe you’ll get several new features on your blog to make life easier. Hope you like this!Read More
jQuery definitely is one of the biggest trends coming in up-to-date designs and the best of all, everything is done without countless code lines. Keeping in mind such aspects I created hopefully pretty complete collection of jQuery sites, tip and trick articles, video screencasts, tutorials, cheat sheets and lot’s more. Took a while to compile and research was really solid. Enjoy as always!Read More
And again I create wallpaper related article, because I believe, when desktop backgrounds are changed on a regular basis, it will help you inspire daily. This time I decided to create wallpaper collection totally related to every designer fashion and style brand – Apple company. Simply looking at Apple logo, you feel something creative, elegant and inspiring – what can be better then as beautifully designed Apple wallpaper?
Let’s think different and scroll through this article, to find something for every taste. As always I tried to find really high-res wallpapers, though there are few just 1024×768, but mostly there are 1600×1200 or 1900×1200 resolution.Read More
Since Twitter launch in Year 2006, it has grown to create network what most people would call a social media revolution and it became one of the most popular social media networks, which if you’re serious about blogging, you can’t ignore.
Twitter has their own tools for displaying Twitter status on website, but they are pretty slow and not too varied or maybe you just need don’t know about such plugins, that’s why I chose to take research and create comprehensive list with Twitter related WordPress plugins and tools that will help you unite Twitter with your blog.Read More