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 Superb & Free PSD Files From Dribbble To Learn From The Best

Posted in Freebies, Icons, Inspiration, Web Interface3 years ago • Written by 18 Comments

Either for self-promotion or simply for goodwill and to help others, the truth is that finding free resources and inspiration can be a really easy task. If you are an experienced designer, you know the best way to learn is by just looking and studying other people’s work. PSD files can be a powerful way to learn and fulfill your work expectations.

Today, one of the main references for this purpose is definitely Dribbble. Dribbble is not only an awesome place to be inspired by many talented designers. You can actually stumble upon some fantastic free PSD files and examine them and learn more.

This collection includes some fantastic UI kits, a lot of assets for web and graphic design, as well as a few cool icons. These PSDs are as perfect for learning as they are for your future projects. Personally I haven’t practiced learning from PSDs lately but by checking out some of these I surely realized how much you can learn from a well-built PSD.

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Inspiring Videos For Designers & Developers

Posted in Freelance, Interviews, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 9 Comments

Whether you’re a motion designer, front-end developer or economy student – you have to keep up with the times and constantly increase your knowledge and broaden your professional viewpoint. One of the best ways to do that is by watching videos from professionals and experts in your field. Videos don’t have to be strictly instructive. A good and gripping video can inspire you for the rest of the day. In this article you’ll find a compilation of 40 awesome, inspiring and valuable videos varying from entrepreneurship to web design and self-motivation which will help you to develop new skills, gain a bunch of inspiration and simply look at things from a different perspective.

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45+ iPhone Apps To Keep You On Top Of the Edge Wherever You Go

Posted in Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

iPhone has gained popularity rapidly and is a must have gadget for nearly everyone now. Even I, an old clumsy Nokia owner, have finally realized it. iPhone is not your typical phone you pull out only to make a call. It can do much more than that. And with over 350 000 apps it would be silly not to fully use the potential this phone’s offering. But which apps to choose and which are worth the money? It can be rather frustrating to pick the right ones for you in all that mess.

This article is here to help you and presents 45+ of the most useful, efficient and awesome apps to keep you on top of the edge every time you use your iPhone – be as productive as possible wherever you go. The apps collected in this article range from advanced bookmarking services to simple photo effect tools. These fantastic apps will help you increase your productivity greatly and get the best from your iPhone. You might ask if you can afford all that? Don’t worry, most of these apps are actually free or at a ridiculously low price for the value you get.

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20+ Best Marketplaces Where You Can Buy And Sell High Quality WordPress Themes

Posted in Themes, WordPress3 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

WordPress, undoubtedly, is the most popular blogging platform around the web. Hundreds of blog posts are being published every day and more and more people are choosing WordPress as their blogging solution. But what if you have no basic knowledge of HTML and no clue how to set up a WordPress theme? Don’t worry, there’s no need to be a coding guru to own a splendid and cutting edge WordPress blog.

This post examines the top WordPress theme marketplaces where you can get high quality, unique and professional WordPress themes for incredibly low prices. All the themes are easily customizable and come with free support. So whether you’re just a beginner and considering starting your own blog, an experienced user looking for a new theme, or a small business company that needs an inexpensive, yet efficient website for your business, continue reading to find the top places to purchase amazing, high-quality WordPress themes for unbelievably low prices.

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Get The Coolest Domain Name Now – Best Tips, Tricks And Tools You’ll Need!

Posted in Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 13 Comments

So you’ve come up with a splendid business project but become confused when it comes to choosing a domain name. A domain name is a very important element of a website and can be either help or hurt your online business. You may think how hard could it be to make up a single name? But this single word can often be crucial and has to be well considered before being accepted.

What should you keep in mind when thinking of a domain name? How do you find the right domain name quickly and efficiently? This article shares some useful tips about choosing domain names and presents some tools to find the exact domain name for your website.

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50 New And Crazy Cool jQuery Plugins From Year 2011

Posted in Coding, JS & AJAX, Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 24 Comments

With 2011 a little over half over it’s the right time to look at, and uncover, the current trends of web design and development. It’s sure been a helluva ride for jQuery and it’s growth just doesn’t stop. With more than 40% of websites using jQuery now it’s no longer possible to ignore this efficient, powerful and lightweight tool.

jQuery gives developers the chance to enrich websites with amazing elements without the need to write dozens of lines of code. This article presents 50 advanced, cutting-edge yet simple jQuery plugins that will enhance your web experience drastically.

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30 Of The Most Useful Google Products You Should Consider Using Daily

Posted in News, Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

Most of us are using Google and its services everyday. Their search engine, Gmail and Youtube are some the most popular Google products. But how many of you knew that Google has, for example, a tool for creating charts? And if you knew, were you actually using it?

Google has dozens of undiscovered, yet excellent products, people don’t know about. In Google Labs itself you can find plenty of useful tools and products for web designers and developers. Furthermore all Google services are free to use and that makes them appealing alternatives to paid products of a similar nature. For example, Google Docs can be a great alternative for Microsoft Office since it’s free, light and easy to use. This article presents 30 useful, practical and smashing products, tools and services from Google that you should consider using daily.

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45 Online Generators For Designers And Developers To Do The Job Faster!

Posted in Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

With so many things to know and techniques to learn it often becomes hard for designers and developers to keep up with their projects and manage their work. While you could start every project by doing the same things again and again, the smart designers and developers know the importance of a well-developed workflow. One of the things that can accelerate and enhance your workflow are online generators.

Online generators can be extremely handy for creating small details or saving time writing code. Whether it’s a striped background, a pattern or an advanced CSS3 text effect, online generators can surely make your workflow go smoother. This post presents 45 of the best and latest online generators for designers and developers. The emphasis has been put on CSS3 generators since CSS3 is quickly becoming the new progressive web standard.

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6 Things Designers Should Do in Summer To Keep Themselves Fit And Healthy

Posted in Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

Summer’s here – ready or not. For some of you it has certainly brought some changes but some of you haven’t even noticed the new season’s here. I live in a resort town couple of minutes from the sea so summer has definitely changed my daily routine. I’ve spent nearly all these past days by the sea and acquired a quite red skin color which hurts a bit. For that reason I’m now at home and sharing this article with you. Summer can be incredible and memorable if want it to be. This article presents seven tips for designers (and anyone else) to make your summer superb and get you ready for the next working season.

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Quick Tutorial – Creating a Letterpress and Embossed Text Effects in Photoshop

Posted in Quick Tips, Text Effects, Tips, Tutorials, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 14 Comments

In the past few years the letterpress text effect has become a huge trend in web design. It’s being used in headers, headlines and even interfaces. The love for the letterpress effect has been transferred from printing machines to our computer screens. If done right letterpress can be a splendid and neat accent in your design. Another superb, yet often underrated, text effect is embossing. You may have seen it in some menus though. Text embossing is another effect which digital art has borrowed from traditional design. This tutorial will guide you through creating the letterpress and embossed text effect in Photoshop. The tutorial will be using some basic layer styles together with some more advanced techniques. If you’re a beginner in Photoshop text effects, continue to read to find out how to achieve fantastic looking letterpress and embossed text effects in Photoshop.

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