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!

31 Useful Twitter Plugins For WordPress To Choose From

Posted in Plugins, WordPress5 years ago • Written by 27 Comments

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.

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30 Creative Javascript Navigation Menu Examples

Posted in Inspiration, Web Interfaces5 years ago • Written by 21 Comments

Successful, eye-catching and mainly user-friendly site navigation sometimes is key to whole web design, because users usually search for navigation at first, when they visit website. Also don’t shy to experiment – portfolio websites can stand out just by that, creating something beautiful and unusual. In our days there are times when whole websites slide over your eyes, possibilities are pretty limitless.

Keeping in mind such parameters, I created a list with 30 innovative, beautiful, creative and eye-catching navigation menus for your inspiration in web development process.

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30 Most Valuable Digg Tools You Should Use Daily

Posted in Social Media, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 23 Comments

Digg is one of the best and the biggest social network right now. If you know how to treat it, you can get amazing floods of traffic regularly. However using just their homepage and simple techniques always aren’t enough. Do you know what’s hot now, how many of your friends digg your stories, actual trends and many other analysis about Digg? These trends always continue to change so you need several tools to keep up. And this is place where this article comes handy – I carefully tested many tools and then selected the most usable ones I enjoyed and I hope this research will help you too. Also I am using Firefox, WordPress and Greasemonkey in regular basis, so on this list you will find a bunch of plugins and scripts too.

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66 High Resolution Nature Desktop Backgrounds

Posted in Freebies, Wallpapers5 years ago • Written by 30 Comments

Beauty speaks in all languages – with this post I wanted to show these words speak truth. You never can get enough inspiration and fresh wallpaper on your desktop is the best thing to do, if you want to cheer yourself up! Again I tried to select only high quality wallpapers excluding low resolution like 1024 and less. This list is just for this time – summer – a lot of warm colors,  sunsets, skies, nature!

Just scroll through the list and pick Your favorite ones! Which is Your favorite desktop background? Mine is the first one “Elements” and “The other side”!

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Ultimate List of 32 Font And Typography Tools

Posted in Fonts, Freebies, Tools, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 31 Comments

Today I wanted to collect ultimate list of font and typographic related online tools available on Internet. There are tools for You to create Your own fonts, find unknown fonts just by selecting text or submitting image, siFR tools and resources, few Firefox plugins and several more CSS related online resources to help your web development process.

Also I’ve found several communities where You can ask typographic related questions or just find people like you, just check out those tools and make easier development process.

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36 Eye-Catching Jquery Navigation Menus

Posted in Coding, Freebies, JS & AJAX5 years ago • Written by 29 Comments

Navigation menus have really important role in any website. For big sites full with a lot of pages and articles, drop down menus and tabs are popular because they can make it a lot more easier to navigate and move through site, also you can save space on website displaying content on dynamic tabs. Also if you want to create a navigation menu, that really stands out of the crowd, jQuery could be the right choice to choose offering bunch of customizable options. That’s why I present to You 36 really good jquery navigation menu examples for every need.

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Learn How To Use Tweetdeck Effectively And Save Time

Posted in Social Media, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 24 Comments

TweetDeck is the most useful application for managing Twitter that I’ve found ever. It is fully customizable – you have full control of every column, user, related tweet – this application is really time saver if you use it on regular basis. In this article I am trying to show real power of Tweetdeck, which seems to be hidden on the first moment, it is an Adobe Air-based application that runs on any platform (it requires Adobe Air 1.5 to be installed first) – at first I would suggest You also to play with settings, rollover buttons, they are often self explaining also revealing many hidden features.

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30 Creative And Eye-Catching Web Designer Portfolios

Posted in Inspiration, Web Interfaces5 years ago • Written by 27 Comments

This time I wanted to showcase and promote web design companies or web designers with extremely creative portfolios as well as own showcase sites. With Internet possibilities now many designers showcase their works on their online portfolios, I could never stop to list portfolios. There are tons more creative sites available, but I tried to select the best picks of my own choice. I also believe these sites and screenshots can present also current design trends.

Note: If you are looking for fresh inspiration from year 2012, we suggest you to check out new article we just publish with 40 creative web designer portfolios.

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Bannersnack Giveaway Contest And 9th Month Feedback

Posted in News, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

Hello! It’s been a while since I created just feedback article, telling about successes, what am I doing, what I am planning to do in future with this blog. And there is one more reason I am celebrating 1stwebdesigner site reaching 4,000 RSS readers and 260, 000 unique visits per month. This is my first blog and now it’s just 8 month old.. I am pretty impressed with such huge achievements and I don’t plan to stop! Now I am just a little more inactive because I still learn in academy and we have examination period, which I try to pass as best as I can. After that 1stwebdesigner site will get redesigned to suit even better for our readers needs, it will be much lighter design for readability and more features You should enjoy.

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27 Twitter Tools To Help You Find And Manage Followers

Posted in Social Media, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 123 Comments

This is my first Twitter related article, I am using Twitter a lot lately so it is really unforgivable not even have one article related to Twitter. Now I am starting to correct this mistake and here comes list with 27 Twitter tools, which will help You find more followers, manage them, find who doesn’t follow You back, who stops following, statistics and much, much more.

As Your first added follower on this list You should follow @1stwebdesigner, if You want design related tweet links.

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