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!

The Best And Fastest Way To Create Blog Post

Posted in Tips, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 26 Comments

I’ve tested many different ways and weblog clients to create blog posts more effectively, but know I seem to find the best way and I wanted to share it with You. Maybe technique will seem very simple to experienced bloggers, but at least for me it was something I wasn’t aware at start and found out just by testing.

At first I would suggest to use any desktop editing program, because coding article by hand in my opinion takes too much effort, which is not worth it really. I have been using Windows Live Writer for some time, where I like to get automatic SpellCheker, but now I am sticking to another free weblog client BlogDesk. In my opinion these are the best choices if You’re using Windows ( I don’t know how about Mac).

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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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40 Web Design Artists And 102 Websites Worth Watching

Posted in Inspiration, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 66 Comments

I am continuing Top DeviantArtist worth watching series and now I stopped to the best web designers I could find. I only listed those artists, whom layouts I found to be really unique and inspiring, taking classical web design actually to the next level.

These layouts are really artworks with amazing details, You usually don’t see browsing through the web. Consider this article as inspirational article now and if You choose to watch those artists, then inspiration blasts in long term. At first I wanted to pick only 2 website examples from each artists, but there was several so amazing webdesigns, where I couldn’t stop and picked 3 or 4 examples. Enjoy this list, hope this will help to get inspired in regular basis!

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Google Adsense Monetizing, Traffic, Testing Tips, Tricks And Resources

Posted in Tips, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 31 Comments

Google Adsense is the most common revenue generators for blogs and websites and probably also the most easier way how to earn money, start to make some income, if You got already niche blog and some traffic. I started with Adsense too, I am not going specifics about numbers, but income is pretty motivating to keep going and think about monetizing. Also remember not to overact, setting up too much advertisements on Your site – this article should be useful if You are just starting out, don’t know how it really works and also for people who use this service but already thinks about some optimizing and digging deeper. I just went it all through, so consider this as sharing with experience, resources and articles, which should help You understand and actually do better when You are thinking about starting to make money from what are You doing.

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43 PSD to XHTML, CSS Tutorials Creating Web Layouts And Navigation

Posted in Coding, Tutorials5 years ago • Written by 47 Comments

I haven’t found really good this kind of list article so I created my own. As being designer myself, coding part usually is hardest part in web development process. But there are so many great tutorials teaching how to use simple XHTML and CSS to get amazing layouts and they offer You to see what’s really happening behind the scenes explaining every step. Learn how to use CSS, how to create layouts in the right way, forget about table-layouts and enjoy CSS real power and put these 43 PSD to XHTML and CSS tutorials in good use!

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30 Deviant Digital Artists, Painters, Illustrators Worth Watching

Posted in Inspiration5 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, Textures5 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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