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!
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.Read More
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!Read More
As requested I created this article and tried to select the most appropriate logos based on LogoOrange equitable prognosis, which I think is very appropriate. However these are just prognosis and suggestions, where to go and inspire You to new designs, we’ll see however where those logo trends will lead us this year. I invite You to critique my picks and justify them, so we both can learn. Just read whole article and be sure to return here and check out examples of each trend. I picked logos from LogoPond and FaveUp logo showcase sites, where You can by the way get excellent inspiration sparks.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
As You may notice in Year 2008 hand-drawn designs became one of the most popular creative trends, people tend to add more personal look and creative feel to their sites trying to stand out between traditional web 2.0 style, boxy layout sites. Hand-drawn design not always necessarily mean sketched or hand-drawn, there can be also creative things we use everyday like pencils, erasers, stamps, notepapers, stickers – could continue so on, but I will show examples doing through detailed research – so You could understand what’s really represented with “Hand-drawn design”. And actually this trend is very natural since many designers still sketch up their sites on the paper at first and only then start to design actual site.Read More
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.Read More