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.

50 Super Cool T-Shirt Designs You’d Love To See!

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We all have weaknesses. Mine, at least one of them, is t-shirts, especially cool t-shirt designs! Summer’s finally here, and  now is the best time to reorganize or supplement your wardrobe. T-shirts can be way more than just a piece of clothing. It’s often a way to express yourself/your interests/your views. What’s more, a great tee might even force you to stay in shape, just look at #47 if you want to know what I mean.

Beautiful design is beautiful design. Whether it’s a website, a poster or a t-shirt. Check out these 50 beautiful and creative T-shirt designs and, who knows, maybe you possess the same weakness as me!

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35 Excellent jQuery and CSS3 Navigation Menus

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, JS & AJAX • Posted on 14 Comments

Navigation is one of the most important elements of web design. Poor navigation will always take away from great content. Good navigation must possess both aesthetics and usability. That’s where jQuery and CSS3 navigation menus come handy.

With the features and customization level that jQuery and CSS3 offers, you can easily create the perfect navigation for your website. Yet it’s kind of difficult if you aren’t familiar with these. Fortunately there are people who have already written the code for you.

For this roundup we’ve prepared 35 fresh (most of them are from 2012), beautiful and straight away usable jQuery and CSS3 navigation menus. All you have to do is customize them for your specific needs!

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75 Professional Free Fonts from 2012 to Spice up Your Typography

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I love these geek jokes, but enough joking. This year is nearly half over and I bet you’re thirsty for new fonts. Good typography is sexy and pleasing to look at. No matter what type of designer you are, you shouldn’t ignore the art of letters. For this roundup, we’ve prepared 75 professional free fonts to spice up your typography.

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80 Premium Like Yet Absolutely Free WordPress Themes 2012 Edition

Posted in Themes, WordPress • Posted on 45 Comments

WordPress is the most used and popular blogging platform around the web. Its flexibility, usability and customizability are the main reasons people regard WordPress so high. Another reason is the huge array of themes available for WordPress – you can create almost anything, from online magazines to advanced e-commerce businesses. You can either get themes for free or pay for them. Of course, you get what you pay for — yet don’t be too eager to spend your money on something you might not even need. If you’re just starting out with WordPress I suggest reading Choosing a WordPress Theme: Free or Premium? After that you might consider whether you really want to pay for that premium theme. If the answer is no, continue reading and check out these 80 professional, beautiful and free WordPress themes from 2012 — the best free themes that can be found!

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50 Useful and Instructive CSS3 Tutorials You Always Wanted To Complete From 2012

Posted in Coding, Tutorials • Posted on 26 Comments

Now that most browsers support the majority of the features CSS3 offers, it’s important for developers to catch up and be aware of the power of CSS3. Photoshop and JavaScript are slowly losing their significance because it’s become possible to echo the same results with just a few lines of code easier and faster than ever.

The techniques that were new a year ago have become standard now. CSS3 is evolving fast and for that reason we’ve prepared 50 fresh, useful and instructive CSS3 tutorials from 2012.

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50 Fresh, Useful and Pixel-Perfect Web Interface PSD Files

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Having a library of good assets is important for every designer. PSD resources come in really handy when designing as they save time and can be a good reference point for further customization. What’s more, PSD files are outstanding learning material. Luckily for beginners, there are experienced designers who like to share snippets of their work and release free PSDs for people to download. For this roundup we’ve prepared 50 fresh useful and pixel-perfect web interface PSD elements released this year.

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30+ Awesome jQuery Image and Slider Plugins from 2012

Posted in Tools, Web Design • Posted on 26 Comments

Those times when neat image effects were achieved with Flash are gone. jQuery has drastically changed the way developers work. Because its light-weight, easily customized and has unlimited possibilities, jQuery has become the new standard for displaying visual media on the web. For this roundup we’ve prepared 30 fresh, useful and simply awesome jQuery image and slider plugins that we’ve found this year. You’ll find some really stunning gallery solutions for every taste as well as some creative image effect plugins there.

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40 Super Creative And Crazily Unique Web Designer Portfolios: 2012

Posted in Inspiration, Web Interfaces • Posted on 16 Comments

There’s a saying that nobody’s going to do the work better than yourself. So who else might have the best looking, supernaturally coded and most outstanding websites than the designers themselves? A portfolio is a designer’s best friend and it’s crucial to have a great one in the contemporary world where everybody’s an artist. Content must be the one to speak, but packing is also important.

For this roundup we’ve prepared 40 beautiful and inspiring web designer portfolios that’ll take your breath away.Each design is different and has its own cutoffs but there are still some main trends that loom out.

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40 Fresh and Colorful Patterns to Spice Up Your Designs: 2012 Edition

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Patterns are everywhere around us. In art, patterns are an important medium of expression. Is a pattern worth more than a thousand words? We can leave that discussion for later, but it’s certain that patterns do liven up everything they’re applied to. Patterns can be used for nearly everything from website backgrounds to your phone case, for example. For this roundup we’ve prepared 40 fresh, colorful and jovial patterns from this year that’ll conjure up the mood of summer.

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40 Beautifully Designed Mobile Apps With Excellent UI Experience in Mind

Posted in 1WD Features, Usability, Web Design • Posted on 30 Comments

With so many apps being released in such a short period of time, designers need to really create apps that stand out. In this roundup we’re sharing 40 beautifuld mobile app designs with excellent UI experience in mind. Also at the end of the post you’ll find some more resources to follow top mobile app design trends.

Mobile apps are even changing the way we design anything nowadays! Everybody is pushing to higher resolution with new retina displays (iPad3) and I believe whole web will get super beautiful and sleek soon enough!

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