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!

April Fools Day – Don’t Get Fooled!

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April, april! I tried to trick my colleague, then few of my friends and I understood I am too honest person to try to evil trick somebody! Only thing I tried on Twitter was –  to tell everybody I will give up on this site and put it on sale on Flippa.com –seeing my daily passion of course none believed me! I guess even on April 1 I cannot trick you and give up! We will work even harder to bring quality – don’t worry!

Okay, but this quick article will be about telling you what happened over the Internet world, what tricks creative minds tried to do to fool us! It will be fun and watch out –  whole community is buzzing and trying to fool you!

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Know How To Plan Your Website Redesign & Get Inspired

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With this article I will start very serious article and experience series, showing you step by step how we will do our redesign process. I sat down one day and wrote all little steps I will need to do in order to create, plan new design, code it to successful and finished result and now I am hoping to go through those steps myself and make them reality. I wrote down several pages just about those steps and now I will research them further, learn a lot myself and finally will try teach you from my own experiences my best way how to do redesign.

Throughout whole article I will also feature successful redesign of popular blogs showing BEFORE/AFTER screens, enjoy!

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60 Apple Inspired Websites – Why Apple Design Works?

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Apple has always been showing what beautiful design means in all their designs, products, icons, websites. But what really make Apple design stand out from the crowd? Why it receives so big attention, so many awards, what’s so special in it?

I wanted to find it out so that’s why I created this Apple type inspirational post showcasing all the best Apple inspired website designs and in the meantime I also analyzed Apple website as well trying to drop down important points and explain why their design and approach works. It was very interesting study for myself and also I got reason to put all this stuff in easy to read and transparent way.

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40 Exclusively Reviewed And Criticized Deviantart Designs

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I bet you all are a little bit tired of classic list posts so this time I really spent my time to bring some value into this inspirational article. I gathered here 40 really unique and trendy web designs from Deviantart, all of them are fresh, created in February, 2010. But this time instead of just listing them all, I did a step forward – I tried to analyze and criticize each design, point pros and cons you should give some more attention to. For me design never is complete, there is always space for improving, but it takes serious experience to notice those small mistakes.

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60 Interactive, 3D And Astonishing Webdesigns Created In Flash

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Advances in web technologies has paved the way for multimedia to go far beyond traditional means. Web browsing experience has been drastically improved with creative designs, 3D, mouse interaction, fun games, videos, sound, and astonishing animations, created on Flash platform. It makes extraordinary multimedia experience that attracts visitors.

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1stwebdesigner Evolution – Exciting Changes You Simply Cannot Defy

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Hello my dear 1stwebdesigner loyal readers, new visitors, all who enjoy whatever a hell I am trying to do here!! I’ve been promising for a long time, I will create such posts in newsletter format and I definitely will, but now 1stwebdesigner also got into big storm of changes.

So what has been changing? Maybe you noticed I haven’t posted anything for 2 weeks and there are many new and promising guest writers in our blog? To be exact now we are trying to manage like 20–30 guest authors, teach them, discuss details and finally create some kind of automated way how to submit, review and publish articles in meantime not loosing article quality.

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Design Instruct – New Quality Tutorials And Tips Website

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I received a letter from Jacob Gube few days ago where he informed me about new resource and tutorials website DesignInstruct he started with his brother. Of course I immediately headed to their new site and did my own research, evaluated design and it was worth it – layout is professionally designed, starting team is already working and first two tutorials are extremely beautiful!

It’s not easy to stand out from overflowed crowd even with quality website and original idea, I am curious how blogosphere will change in future actually.

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29 Avatar Movie Wallpapers And Navi Recreating Tutorials

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It seems like Avatar is becoming the most popular movie ever made, everybody is buzzing about it, creating fun clubs, tutorials, recreating navi persons and so on. Of course design community with their skillset can create something really beautiful, they can explain what’s needed to recreate such effects doing simple professional research.

This is most fun post – I think everybody will enjoy those beautiful Avatar wallpapers and maybe even get so excited, so they would like to recreate even Navi effects and turn his own photo into navi one! Enjoy as always -that’s why I deliver you daily inspiration and resources!

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30 Outstanding Commercial WordPress Portfolio And Photoblog Themes

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If you need to complete quick project and you are ready to spend some money for it, this premium WordPress portfolio theme showcase will definitely interest you! This is follow-up article to previous one about free themes, check it out – 24 Free Portfolio And Photo Gallery WordPress Themes.

I think it’s okay to spend few bucks for great theme with full support and many features for fast projects. I just bought one as well, just because I needed to set up site rapidly fast, but I had specific requirements for that blog. I visited several premium theme sites and found good looking theme I was happy with in 30 minutes.

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