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!
When I checked last time, there was a lot less free premium WordPress themes, to be honest this research really surprised me – quality has been grown unbelievably! There are so many themes available, so I was really picky in this article and after few days work selected 100 fresh and beautiful WordPress themes from Year 2009. Let your blog get new look with one of these mostly easily customizable themes with advanced admin,theme,widget options right now. I am sure you will find at least suitable framework and only with a little tweaking you’ll get theme what you want without paying anything.
In early days blogs were supposed to be simply online diaries and way how to write your thoughts without any business purpose. I will start to write personal blog in my own language as well and that’s because I wanted to find out how many simple and minimalistic themes are available for WordPress. Certainly I got again more than expected, but I tried to narrow article and be picky, but I still got 43 interesting and simplistic themes.
Enjoy typography, white color, grid, white spaces and remember – very often simply good typography and great use of white space is a lot better than theme overloaded with effects, colors, images and too much CSS styling!Read More
Christmas is coming and we should think how to cheer up yourself or your design related friends and I came up with list where I included all bestsellers and the most popular and recommended design related books I could find. I am reading slowly through these books myself and I plan to review and feature them in future one by one! Of course in blogosphere you can find endless articles you could read,but what’s great with books – books have very clean and detailed content structure explaining and teaching you everything point by point slowly and clearly!
In this article you’ll find books teaching you how to create great websites, get ideas, learn CSS,HTML, usability, typography, be aware about user experience, web standards,markup and much much more! Check for yourself!Read More
From time to time I am creating free wordpress theme articles, but this time I wanted to showcase several great sites regularly updating and reviewing new themes daily. This showcase will be useful if you like to dig deeper yourself instead of searching premade list articles. It takes a lot more time of course, but there are more chances in this way you will find more unique theme, only few people know about! Enjoy and bookmark this article for later use if you like it! Thanks!Read More
I am continuing this monthly feature, showing last month best web designs submitted in DeviantArt. I am keeping to be very active member in this community and I really admire high quality designs submitted every day,every week, every month. Here you will see featured 60 best web design interfaces in my opinion! Check also artist Deviantpages to get even more, I get there endless inspiration, only problem is – I haven’t got endless time! Enjoy and create your own amazing design today!Read More
Few days ago I created this article 105 People Photo Manipulation Works You Will Really Marvel with amazing photo manipulation works. This time I went step further and actually tried to find tutorials teaching you how to achieve such effects! Of course, I didn’t find the same effects there, but if you look closer and really study these tutorials I showcased here, you will understand you’ll have all the skills to create such artworks! More or less techniques are the same and with little creativity you can create your own masterpiece even today!Read More
Oh, I am really marveling those photo manipulation works with people and countless amazing, colorful effects! Somehow I don’t think I have seen many tutorials out there teaching really how to come up with something so beautiful like that. Right, but that’s understandable, you will find many separate effect tutorials, but you really should learn to put it all together – but don’t worry effect and photo manipulation tutorial roundup will be featured in next article!
You must be thinking – man..105 artworks, is this guy completely crazy? Well, I must admit I went crazy, but I couldn’t not feature those works here, you must see how amazing this art is if you haven’t seen something like that before! At least I have crazy inspiration now to put something like this together myself – how about you?Read More