Dainis Graveris

Role: Integrator of Company's vision

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!

101 More Quality CSS, XHTML Free Templates: Part 2

Posted in Freebies, Templates5 years ago • Written by 44 Comments

As promised second part follows, here I continue free XHTML and CSS template and free layout article, which actually at first was supposed to be one really long article, but WordPress doesn’t allow to have such long posts. Anyway those post are directly linked with each other, together there are 202 templates, I picked only those which I found to be interesting for research for people just starting out and looking for new techniques. If You are really advanced user You should consider going straight to this post however -

12 Really Handy CSS Framework, Template And Snippet Sites For Smart Web Designer. Hope this helps in Your development process.

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101 High Quality CSS And XHTML Free Templates And Layouts: Part 1

Posted in Freebies, Templates5 years ago • Written by 109 Comments

If you have been following the latest articles, I compiled 43 PSD to XHTML, CSS Tutorials article some time ago. This should be considered as the next step to the web development process. There are a lot of really professional and high quality XHTML, CSS templates available for free – if you are familiar with coding, you can learn many new techniques just by studying code. Those templates are free of charge; however, don’t forget to check the license of each one of them before using them. Don’t forget that you don’t need to copy those layouts;  just play with CSS, images to get complete fresh look.

Here I present to you the first part of free templates – every template is hand-picked. I picked only those templates I thought are interesting in the code or really exceptional according to standard layouts.

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33 High Resolution And Eye-Catching Spring Desktop Wallpapers

Posted in Freebies, Wallpapers5 years ago • Written by 24 Comments

It has been a long winter, and actually I am still waiting for spring though it’s almost March. If You are working with computer in daily basis, beautiful desktop wallpaper can significantly inspire and make Your coffee breaks a little more warmer with some eye-candy. I also tried to select and find high resolution wallpapers, but I was surprised, it was not easy – many people still forget to think about designers with huge monitor resolutions, I provided You with available resolution above each wallpaper, so You shouldn’t waste any of Your valuable time.

So here I present to You 33 beautiful spring related wallpapers which I hope will become handy, when You’re struggling with lack of new ideas.

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30 Deviant Digital Artists, Painters, Illustrators Worth Watching

Posted in Inspiration6 years ago • Written by 27 Comments

I remember, how much people needs to get inspired on every project, when struggling for ideas or just for better feelings seeing something really beautiful. DeviantArt is the best place with unlimited artistic possibilities where to get inspired. I am starting these article series so You can watch deviant artists, who are really professionals in their sphere and also if You decide to watch them – You actually like RSS feed, You get their newest artworks delivered right to Your mailbox!  I picked 2 artworks from every artist to show why I think You should follow him/her. I am planning also create these lists to web design artists, photographers etc. too, hope You’ll evaluate and really enjoy these post series!

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70 Hand Drawing Style Resources, Brushes, Textures,Icons And Tutorials

Posted in Brushes, Freebies, Icons, Textures6 years ago • Written by 81 Comments

As promised I finally finish my hand drawing related article series with this one. I categorized all resources so You can more easier navigate through. Here You can find the best resources You need to create hand-drawing style designs, artworks or websites. There are wood, cork and leather textures, various office brushes, photos, templates, icons and even few tutorials at the end of the article as final reference. And I even didn’t mention hand-drawn doodles, fuzzy lines, sketches and many high-quality paper backgrounds, notes, pins – just look through and take what You need!

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1000 Business Card Giveaway Contest from PrintPrintPrint.biz

Posted in News, Web Design6 years ago • Written by 50 Comments

Today we’ve got really special announcement for You – 1stwebdesigner readers!

We have got 1000 full color 2 sided business card giveaway from PrintPrintPrint.biz online printing company and rules to win are very simple. Just leave a comment under the post writing suggestions, ideas for new articles You would want to see in the near future. Also don’t forget to write your e-mail so we can contact you if you win! Contest will last one week and winner will be decided with Random Integer Generator help.

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57+ Premium And Free Image Gallery, Slideshow And Lightbox Solutions

Posted in Coding, Freebies, JS & AJAX, Templates6 years ago • Written by 102 Comments

Actually at first I wanted simple image gallery solution for web design project, but when I started to search I changed my mind and thought how great would be to create article about all the best image gallery solutions available on the Internet. So here it is – this list is separated in 3 big categories like Ajax, JavaScript and Lightbox based galleries, CSS based galleries and FLASH based galleries, so You can easy switch to category You got interest in. I think here You’ll find gallery for every needs, should be enough to choose from!

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45+ Free Design Template And PSD Files

Posted in Freebies, Templates6 years ago • Written by 26 Comments

Here is many useful graphic design files with guidelines, resolutions for better and faster design creation like business card, credit card, icon, document, sticky note, dvd cover, cd cover templates and much much more. I believe in the right hands this collection will become marvelous time saver at least I feel so ever since I found these resources. Why should You create again and again something, that’s already out there?

Also be aware about license terms and agreements before You put them in use.

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10 Ways How To Track Site Traffic, Popularity, Statistics

Posted in Social Media, Tools, Web Design6 years ago • Written by 60 Comments

I know from myself people are obsessed with traffic, statistics, looking at other sites – tracking their stats and so on. And if there is enough demand, of course there are sites to satisfy You. I wanted to put those sites and tools in one list together, because at least for me this field was really unclear – I didn’t know what means Google Pagerank, Alexa, Compete, Technorati rankings and I could continue so on. I must say not always these stats are precise, but however they give at least overview, how popular the certain page is, how many visitors that sites gets – and if You compare those stats with Your site statistics, You can get pretty precise results then.

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