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!

46 Outstanding Web Layouts From DeviantArt: September 2009

Posted in Inspiration, Web Interfaces5 years ago • Written by 45 Comments

I am starting to think, I will create this as monthly feature, maybe not only picking beautiful web design scratches from DeviantArt, but also featuring latest month best web design related articles. There is a reason why domain name is 1st web designer – I really want to make even bigger focus to just web design. I assure you site is going to change and grow as I promised, just it’s not so easy as I thought at first. Evolving needs experience to do that right, but I currently lack that thing a little bit, still we have now several guest writers, which I hope to become here regular and also website got beautiful proposal about new and special icon sets releasing under our site. I will talk about current future plans in next article, so be sure to come back here! Maybe even there will be monthly contests  with good prices and interviews with experienced designers in near future, I will think about it and keep you informed!

Ok, got a little bit distracted, but now let’s enjoy again very beautiful artworks picked from DeviantArt to help you get inspired and scan what’s fresh can be seen in these designs!

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51 Form Element Resources and Tutorials Using CSS And Javascript

Posted in Coding, Coding, HTML & CSS, Tutorials5 years ago • Written by 21 Comments

I featured many good looking contact forms some time ago – 91 Trendy Contact And Web Forms For Creative Inspiration, so you should know how looks good example. Now let’s take a look how to create outstanding and beautifully designed form elements from scratch ourselves. Things can get tricky even if you are experienced designer. It’s hard to attract visitors attention, but this article should help to stand out and create semantically correct, good looking and accessible web forms, checkboxes, radio buttons, buttons, fieldsets – everything you can think of when you are creating contact or login page!

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40 Inspiring High Quality Typographic Wallpapers

Posted in Freebies, Wallpapers5 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

I have always enjoyed and admired, how much simple, smart typography can tell and inspire. Simple words can sometimes tell more than amazing digital time-consuming artworks. Basically this wallpaper roundup will enjoy everybody, who likes smart, mostly minimalistic and clean typography. As always I tried to find really high quality wallpapers so almost everybody can use these. One more thing – just through research I found out surprisingly, how rare are really good typography wallpapers, which I would like to include here. Yet technically simple to create, but not easy to create in good, minimalistic and harmonic way.

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35 Stylish And Modern WordPress Plugins Using jQuery UI

Posted in Plugins, WordPress5 years ago • Written by 55 Comments

In this post you’ll find out about very flexible and stylish WordPress plugins, which are based on Jquery UI. For a long time now jQuery has been very popular and modern approach displaying text, images, search, comment boxes etc. in modern way without any use of flash!

Release jQuery power and enjoy benefits right now – hope you like my findings and you’ll put them in good use.

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38 jQuery And CSS Drop Down Multi Level Menu Solutions

Posted in Coding, JS & AJAX5 years ago • Written by 31 Comments

Hello again, it’s time for the comprehensive programming article. Here you’ll find 38 mainly jQuery and CSS-based drop-down or just multi level menu tutorials with downloadable files and explanations as well. My favorite here is the first pick – Outside the box with a very unique navigation menu. It’s always good to have such reference articles in your bookmarks and when you have to create some really big website with a lot of content and menu sections – just return here. Shorten your developing process with already premade menus, which can be easily modified with a little touch of CSS.

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91 Trendy Contact And Web Forms For Creative Inspiration

Posted in Inspiration, Web Interfaces5 years ago • Written by 54 Comments

This article showcases modern and interesting contact/web form solutions found around the Internet. I also collected interesting ways how people decide to call their contact forms – get in touch, contact info, say hello, talk to me, say hey, connect, say “hi”, mail us and of course – contact us. My own personal opinion is, you should use Contact or Contact Us in your navigation, but supplement it with creative relate photos and styled text. There you could use more creative – say hi, get in touch or friendly – say hello.

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1st Year Of Blogging: Success And Achievements

Posted in Web Design5 years ago • Written by 27 Comments

Oh, well when people say blogging changed their lives – they are absolutely right!

It has been one amazing…really amazing year with you guys! Blog grown from nowhere to quite impressive size in one year! Read further and I will share all last year statistic numbers, my works, successes – everything I have done on my first year being in this online design community! I am also creating big surprise for you free *.pdf document with roundup of all the posts done in the last year, only I am recreating articles with only the best of the best selections. I hoped to get finished and release it now, but it was bigger job than I thought, so you’ll have to wait a little bit. Now read a little about past and present, but get ready to be back tomorrow for new inspiration, resources, tutorials about everything design related! Thank you for being with us!

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35 Websites To Teach You How To Use CSS Effectively

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS5 years ago • Written by 28 Comments

CSS ( Cascading Style Sheets) are the modern standard for presenting website. Combined with structural markup language like HTML, XHTML – CSS fully take care about presentation part, creating that good concept – HTML = Content, CSS = Presentation. If you know CSS, you can really do everything controlling spacings, borders, positioning, margins, paddings, colors, fonts, background images, hover effects and more presentational effects. CSS is really easy to understand, and in my opinion every graphic designer should have at least simple coding skills with HTML and CSS, because CSS is really still design part, not really coding.

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48 Trendy And Fresh Web Interfaces From Deviantart: August 2009

Posted in Inspiration, Web Interfaces5 years ago • Written by 20 Comments

As you may notice, I am always trying to vary tutorial, resource and informational posts with inspirational ones. And you guessed it – here you have inspirational post featuring several very talented web designers from DeviantArt. All of these inspiring website examples are fresh and new, from this month so you can see current trends. I must be honest I really love all of these sites, I like current trending and research made me want to get my hands dirty with some new design too. Carefully watch every detail – some designs are very simple, but white space is used very efficiently, creating outcome to look really professional. I enjoyed every pixel in these designs and hopefully this article and talented works will make you inspired too!

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