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.

40 Powerful CSS Tools And Generators To Automate Your Workflow

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, Tools, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 28 Comments

Showcase of 40 useful and powerful CSS tools and generators. These tools can really relieve developers work in many ways – I understand you like always to do everything by yourself but it’s not the best way in the most cases, because it really takes time and such liberty we don’t always have.

This is considered to be really complete list about everything CSS related, as CSS lover myself I really evaluate good automated ways so I can focus on things I enjoy the most – creating elegant, usable and optimized website! I just hope you will find some relief in this list as well! Enjoy your time and test these tools for best results!

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40 Superb T Shirt Designs Which Will Make You Look Twice

Posted in Inspiration4 years ago • Written by 25 Comments

Want to stand out? Buy a unique T-shirt! In this article you are going to find a lot of cool and creative t shirt designs from talanted artists.You can actually purchase almost all of them. Also it is interesting to look at them from proffesional point of view. Try to analyze and understand why and how interesting effects are achieved, how 3D effects are put effectively in use.

I would love to have all of these T-shirts! How about you, what’s your favorite?

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40 Creative Skateboard Designs You Would Love To Have

Posted in Inspiration, Photography4 years ago • Written by 15 Comments

This is a little bit different inspirational selection from the ones you are used to seeing here! Kind of different art, but very cool and creative skateboard design solutions you will see here. It’s just amazing what you can put in such small and limited place in the meantime making it look good the way somebody would want to buy it. Definitely masterpiece artworks here! Enjoy!

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11 Essential Tips Every Designer Should Be Aware Of

Posted in Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 51 Comments

Here are some essential tips for designers and not only. Some of them are universal and can be ascribed with many other similarities in your own life even if it’’s not really with design. All tips are connected between so you should better read them all to get perfect understanding. Those tips are from my personal experience and knowledge which I found out helps me a lot daily, weekly, monthly and more! Almost every profession requires never ending learning and self educating, but especially it’s important in design field – new software, websites, tools come out every day, it’s your task to keep up, evolve your view and find the best ways to do specific tasks!

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15 More Really Fun Online Photo Editing Websites

Posted in Freebies, Tools, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 24 Comments

Previous post 28 Online Photo Editing Websites To have Fun With turned out to be very very popular so I guess a lot of visitors enjoy to take a rest and quickly edit their photos and share with friends. It’s easy – just upload image, choose effect, do some little tweaks and cool effect is achieved!

Throughout this year several new fun websites have been released and become popular. After heavy research this is what I could come up with! Enjoy, take a rest and have a fun time!

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38 Stunning Digital Nature Artworks Created With Terragen

Posted in Inspiration4 years ago • Written by 14 Comments

This is a showcase of Terragen and Vue Esprit landscape artworks.Terragen is a powerful solution for rendering and animating realistic natural environments. Vue is used extensively throughout the architecture, animation/special fx, and broadcast/advertising industries and has become an essential workflow component for many leading companies and studios.

And if you think what’s so special in these “photos”, then I will tell you these are not created with photo camera but rendered from scratch in Terragen! Pretty cool yes? Get inspired and look what can be created with modern software easily!

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31 Apple Inspired Beautiful Photoshop Tutorials

Posted in Tutorials, Web Interface4 years ago • Written by 19 Comments

It was planned to release those Apple related tutorials in different order, but however it’s not so bad in this way as well. If you have been following you will remember 15 Incredible Apple Webdesign Style Coding Tutorials, but if you haven’t be sure to check it out. Apple has always been famous with their amazing simplicity and usability designs – no matter if it’s webdesign, logo design, software, Macintosh, mouse – all of their releases are simply eye-candy!

If you ever wanted to recreate iPhone, Macbook, some of their icons, wallpapers – here you will find a lot of really unique and not so well known tutorials teaching you how to do it in Photoshop or Illustrator!

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78 Stunning Landscape Desktop Wallpapers

Posted in Freebies, Wallpapers4 years ago • Written by 31 Comments

This is a really huge article showcasing beautiful landscape desktop wallpapers, where everybody should find one, which suits for their desktop perfectly. Maybe there is winter coming, but we can warm our hearts with colorful, deep and inspiring wallpaper, while taking break or working hard on deadlines. Whole article is ordered in resolutions from lowest to highest, from 1280×960 to 2560×1600 and even higher. Just scroll through, enjoy and pick up your favorite wallpaper!

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How To Create Great Typographic Wallpaper In Photoshop

Posted in Text Effects, Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 65 Comments

This tutorial will teach you how to create a really interesting and unique typographic wallpaper in few easy steps. Even a beginner will be able to recreate this effect, and add their own style and thought in it; I am sure you will enjoy and learn a lot from this tutorial! You will learn how to create good looking background, add lightning effects and work with fonts, sizes, colors to make the necessary places stand out! Let’s get started!

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40 Incredibly Useful Web Design Tools You Should Use Daily

Posted in Tools, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 32 Comments

This article will showcase tools which should and could be used by designers daily. If you need some inspiration – you can visit the most popular and recommended design showcase sites to find really good works and examples. Check out design related tools, online generators, free font sites, template sites, great websites helping to test and manage websites – those all have been created to save your time! Remember -  not always the best way is to create everything by yourself. Be smart and you will accomplish your tasks much easier and quicker without struggling!

I strongly suggest you to go through this article and bookmark tools, which could help you or just bookmark this page and come back whenever you feel discouraged or struggled! Enjoy!

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