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!
There are times, where artwork just can say more than words.
We all are used to see typical typography works ( I am not saying bad – just usual) , usually 2D, but 3D gives us just so much possibilities to turn Your artwork in different track, unbelievable!
Just check out these 38 amazing typography artworks from 18 great artists worldwide and You will understand what I mean.
I got loads of inspiration while I was searching, hopefully You’ll got some blast too.Read More
I believe that every design process, no matter what that is – logo design, web design, printing works or just ideas must be written or sketched on paper at first and only after that really start designing. It really helps to put fast your ideas on paper for later use – improving the same ideas. And there is one more good thing about sketching – I suggest You create one notebook just where You can put your ideas, fast sketches and later when You will need just to fast find some inspiration – just open your notebook and You should find at least one good idea to Your next project!Read More
If You are a graphic or web designer, great texture always becomes handy in your workflow. You can create amazing effects just combining those textures together and playing with them. I just took a look around and thought that I need to make a list of amazing textures, because quality images and textures are never enough. There are many great resources all around the web, I just tried to select those most better known web pages and those with great collection and quality of textures. All of those textures are free, so You can use them freely in your personal or commercial works.Read More
And this is it - all blogosphere is now talking about new Google Chrome browser. Google just released beta version and I must say – unbelievable speed!
When I heard at first about Chrome I thought – just one more browser – there are enough already, and yeah, I hear all MAC users screaming about injustice, that only PC users meanwhile can access new browser beta version and I thought I could make review specially for them. I luckily (never thought I will say that word about PC) have PC, so I got the chance to test it. So what’s really about this new browser?
As I am big Photoshop fan, I really love their keyboard shortcuts – it really helps to build up working speed using them in Your workflow. Keyboard shortcuts are keystrokes or keystroke combinations to quickly execute some command. If You like using Photoshop as designer, You will evaluate those keyboard shortcuts strength. However there are really huge amount of keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop, there is no way You can remember them all – and that’s really not worth it so I created my own list and included there not all, but just those worthy ones and little more.Read More
This is just quick tip how to add personal and free e-mail account using Your domain name using Gmail service , which I hope will be useful for someone, who didn’t know this one.
Example – You have bought domain address like - http://www.exampledomain.com.
Lets say You want to get e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org, but don’t want to pay for that? Easy!Read More
Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine and the greatest thing that You don’t need to have great coding skills or experience to use them! So today for showcasing I’ve got for You – hand-picked 10+ WordPress plugins and tips how to use them properly! I checked many pages, del.ic.ous bookmarks, diggs, wordpress homepage to get better overview. I use almost everyone of those plugins, hope You will find some use too. Okay, enough talking – lets start!Read More
So at first – what really is favicon?
Favicon is a small 16x16px icon used to differentiate between bookmarked web sites. Favicons also show up on the URL address bar and browser tabs and that`s the great way to stand out between similar websites and also for branding – it`s like little logotype.Read More
We all know about those popular web sites as sitepoint.com, smashingmagazine.com, designbumb.com, designfloat.com e.t.c. , but have You ever thought what hides behind the scenes? Have You never wanted to talk to them and try to find out their stories? I`am sure their knowledge could help a lot for Your own projects so try to find inspiration from their stories and start to realize Your own!
I tried to select the most interesting and available interviews within two years about successful graphic designers and bloggers. Hope You will enjoy this article!Read More