Daniels Mekšs

Works at 1stwebdesigner, studies photography at ISSPand seeks to enjoy life. You can check out his photography blog and follow him on twitter.

65 Free Premium Like Mini Pixel Fonts

Posted in Fonts, Freebies4 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

This article brings you back to classic values. If you’re tired of all those grunge, sleek new fonts, go back and check out these simple pixel fonts. Pixel fonts come in handy, when you need to write really small, solid, easy readable text.

Those all fonts may seem pretty similar with each other, but they’re actually not, notice little pixelation differences and choose your best pick suitable for your projects.

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Best Tutorials From Web To Learn Photo Retouching

Posted in Photo Effects, Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

Retouching is very neccesary if you’re a photographer. It can be pretty fun if you just want to try it out as well. In this article there are collected newest and best retouching tutorials from the web. Of course there are a lot more outside, but I believe you don’t need them all.

You can find anything here from the basic skin smoothening with gaussian blur to complex picture part extracting from background.

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Forget About Classics: 75 Crazy And Creative Textured Websites

Posted in Inspiration, Web Interfaces4 years ago • Written by 15 Comments

Textures are great way to highlight your website, give it an unique look and stand out from crowd offering something people have never seen and known is possible to do. With new browser and coding features you can design almost everything and make it web-safe. And I prefer textured websites much more than outworn web 2.0 style which is so 2008, subtle gradients tied with new technologies and possibilities are very popular in our days.

That’s why I gathered many excellent examples with highly detailed websites using textures as one of the most important design elements.

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35 Tutorials To Get Your Awesome Design Print-Ready

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 19 Comments

Print design is everywhere around us. You can see it everyday on newspapers, advertisements, brochures, business cards, T-shirt designs, posters. But you need some skills to create good looking, catchy print design and usually it’s not an easy task.

In this article you’re going to find some useful tutorials working with print products on Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Reader – print designing will not cause any more pain for you!

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31 Free Clean Icon Sets For Minimal Web Design

Posted in Freebies, Icons4 years ago • Written by 29 Comments

All clever things are usually very simple. Sometimes you just want to stay with the old valuables and keep it subtle. These icons will look great with clean and minimal web designs and also notice since almost all of them are monochromatic you can put different colors, create your own letterpress and different effects without spending time to create your own actual icon.

I think minimal and letterpress effects currently are very popular in webdesigns and many designers will find this collection useful and worth bookmarking!

Note: We just created new icon set collection, edition 2012, check it out here, 25 more icon sets!

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60 Web Design Photoshop Layout Tutorials From 2010

Posted in Tutorials, Web Interface4 years ago • Written by 28 Comments

Want to get some new web designing skills right now? Ever wondered how latest trends in web design are actually created and want to discover it?

Spare several hours of your time and go through this huge list of web design Photoshop tutorials! And you don’t have to worry about those tutorials being outdated, because all of them are created in this year 2010! Time to keep up with latest trends and learn something new! Let’s go!

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34 Various Templates And PSDs To Ease Daily Workflow

Posted in Freebies, Templates4 years ago • Written by 28 Comments

Templates can help you when you don’t really know how to start your design or don’t know the exact size of, for example, business card. Templates can be useful to show off your DVD, T-shirt etc design very fast – take advantages of already premade templates and files you can find freely over the Internet!

In this article you will find templates for web designers and templates for average photoshop users as well. You can exploit, customize and improve those designs easily to suit your specific needs.

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90 Creative Advertisements You Will Listen To

Posted in Inspiration4 years ago • Written by 31 Comments

Nowadays we’re usually tired of advertisements, but there’s still some ads that make as smile. In this article you gonna find lot of creative and funny advertisements that will probably uplift you and definitely inspire.

They surprised myself with their uniqueness and even if our daily life seems so usual and gre, out there still are creative minds who can think of smart ads, which will make you look twice and maybe even gain sympathies of product it is representing since company isn’t afraid to stand out and think about people.

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94 Interviews With 39 Designers, Developers And Bloggers

Posted in Interviews, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

Have you ever wondered about secrets of becoming succesful on design world? Interviews with your fuglemans will show you a little part of each of their success story and help you understand their successes.

Maybe you’ll be able to learn from their mistakes and adapt your work and aspect?  Be sure to read some of these interviews to gain some guidelines in design world. I’ve learn a lot from those interviews and such inspiration helps me as well in daily development stage!

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22 Handy HTML5 & CSS3 Tools, Resources And Guides

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS4 years ago • Written by 30 Comments

HTML5 and CSS3 are bringing new features to us and in this article you’ll be able to find some great tools, cheat sheets and much more you could need to master these new features.

Maybe those new features aren’t yet supported fully, but it’s a very good thinking to learn new technologies now so you would be able to use them fully when they are supported. Be modern designer!

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