Dainis Graveris

Role: Owner & Founder of Awesome 1WD

Dainis is 25 years young man, who struggled for 3 years while studying in design academy and working for local design agency, because of ignorant teachers and agency boss. He couldn't believe this is all life could offer to him! And then he discovered true Internet possibilities, he was lucky to find his passion early in life and take advantage of this beautiful Information (Internet) Age! Now he is committed to help others succeed, to help others take charge of their life and follow their passion! His goal is to open Your eyes and help unveil Your true potential!

StumbleUpon FAQ, Guides, Tools, Addons And Scripts

Posted in Social Media, Tips, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 22 Comments

StumbleUpon is really beautiful website where you can find regularly top content in areas you’re interested in, share interesting content and finally drive very good traffic to your own website. Actually I must say, I’ve built this website completely on social networks and StumbleUpon plays really important role too in this whole process. This time I wanted to explain some basic principles how to use SU better in daily basis and I spent some time to find many useful WordPress plugins, Stumbleupon addons, tools, several big unofficial guides to SU, Greasemonkey scripts to help you automate and make your stumbling time even more enjoyable and customizable.

Before I start, you can view my StumbleUpon profile as well, to see I am not just talking nonsense, I really spend time to build relationship, find more good friends and finally be active myself and help my friends as good as I can! I strongly encourage to look through this article, look for guidelines you are interested in and I am sure you’ll find something you didn’t know too!

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33 Promising Web Development And Social Network Firefox 3.5 Plugins

Posted in Social Media, Tools, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 20 Comments

Since the big success with WordPress related article showcasing promising and new WordPress plugins, I decided to continue with similar list showcasing Firefox plugins. Several of these plugins are still experimental, but I tested them, checked for reviews and references and carefully picked these all extensions together.

I divided this article in three sections – Web development, Social development related plugins and finally just overall handy plugins for better browsing.

Also I must remind you, you will not find already popular and well known extensions here, since the mayor community already are know such plugins like – GreaseMonkey, WebDeveloper or Firebug tools for example. Just scroll through the list, check screenshots and hopefully several of these plugins will be useful for your daily Firefox internet browsing.

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250+ RSS Feeds For Every Graphic, Web Designers And Bloggers To Subscribe To

Posted in Social Media, Tips, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 65 Comments

Hello there, I’ve been around the design and blogging world now for some time and since I am very active and taking serious my work, I always search for new, perspective, promising or just very popular blogs. Of course, there are big discussions about subscribing so many blogs, because it’s better if You can create your own stuff just by reading books, from your own experience or just you’re great and unique thinker. But unfortunately I am not one of those people just yet, so I feel the need to see what other blogs are writing about, analyzing which articles and why become popular and finally I got new ideas by just browsing through these blogs when I am feeling frustrated.

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13 Beautiful WordPress Showcase Sites

Posted in Showcase, WordPress5 years ago • Written by 34 Comments

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!

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55 Really Creative And Unique Blog Design Showcase: Inspiration

Posted in Inspiration, Showcase, Web Interfaces, WordPress5 years ago • Written by 36 Comments

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!

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50 Free Social Twitter Resources and Icon Sets: Huge List

Posted in Freebies, Icons5 years ago • Written by 29 Comments

This article is created for every Twitter addict, who enjoys to tweet, wants to be noticed – such beautiful Twitter icons are very eye-catchy, standing out from the crowd. No matter what you are blogger, web designer, graphic designer, you cannot ignore Twitter trend. I believe this is the most complete Twitter icon list for now, I tried to get all freebies and shares available and feature them here, so You can get everything in one place.

Official Twitter badges are boring, let’s put something fresh in your design!

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22 Free Seamless Vector Pattern Resources Perfect For Web Design

Posted in Freebies, Patterns5 years ago • Written by 24 Comments

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.

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20 New, Useful And Promising WordPress Plugins

Posted in Plugins, WordPress5 years ago • Written by 37 Comments

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!

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55 Jquery Tutorials, Resources, Tips And Tricks: Ultimate Collection

Posted in Coding, Tutorials5 years ago • Written by 28 Comments

If for whatever reason you don’t know jQuery, it is a “write less, do more” JavaScript library. It has many Ajax and JavaScript features to allow you enhance semantic coding and user experience.

From jQuery homepage – “jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.”

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!

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40 High Resolution And Elegant Apple Wallpapers

Posted in Freebies, Wallpapers5 years ago • Written by 38 Comments

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.

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