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.

jQuery Carousel Plugins: Best Resources, Tutorials And Examples

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Carousels are handy if you have a row images and want your visitors to access them  in solid and really beautiful way. With jQuery opportunities this feature is made very simple and good-looking.

In this post you’re going to find different types of premade carousel plugins and tutorials how to make your own unique carousel gallery whenever you wish, find also some little inspiration at the end of article as bonus!

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30 jQuery Accordion Menus, Tutorials And Best Examples

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Accordion menus are used widely in navigating, sliding, minimizing and maximizing content. Such accordions practically are expandable whenever needed; you can really save some space and be able to show a lot of information using this technique.

Yes, and, of course, such sliding content always is great from the design point of view aby giving your visitor unique experience while he is looking at the site. Great, isn’t it? – here you will find a lot of customizable plugins, and tutorials to help you to understand accordions.

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Become Social Networking Guru With 45 Handy Twitter Tools

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Twitter has progressed so much in past few years and now it has been used almost by everybody – let it be freelancer designer, programmer, social media company, printing company, everybody evaluates Twitter power and actually try to make their brand more powerful with it.

A lot of tools has been developed over time and some of them can really  relief your Twitter experience and automate some time consuming actions.  That’s why I collected some great tools sorted in categories, which you might find extremely useful for using Twitter – find more targeted followers, track visitors – who is following, not following, deadbeat users, clean your account – ah..check what we have on table this time yourself! 

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Ordinary Tips For Better Summer: Brighten Your Life

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Summer’s first week is over and finally I can fully enjoy it too (passed my exams). I wish you all to have a great time in summer, so here’s a few tips that hopefully will help you enjoy the summer even more.

I can only give you some guidelines, just when we all are so busy working and completing our own projects we forget to enjoy our life fully – but remember we are living just once and after my own experience – when I get some good rest I am working a lot more effectively and recover the vigor of life! You should do it too!

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45 Mobile Web Designs To Show You One Of Future Trends

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Even if now not many visitors come to the website through his mobile phone, but be sure it’s the future, where people will use their smart phones everywhere to access their favorite websites when they are on the road and want to fill their free time with useful reading.

We are designers and we need to think how to create more usable sites for such needs and today we showcased 45 great mobile webdesigns to get you inspired!

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40 Handy Photoshop Custom Shape Sets: Save Time

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Photoshop custom shapes are useful, if you can’t create the shape yourself, don’t have the right brush or just need that element in high resolution or wants it really sharp. Custom shapes are easy to use and edit. If you’re familiar with the pen tool, you can easily create your own shapes. Shapes differentiate from brushes because they are actually created from vectors, which will let you get them in really high quality and clean in all cases!

Browse through these 40 sets (over 400 unique shapes) to find something useful for you to use in your next web or graphic design project! Feel free to experiment!

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45 Photoshop Actions To Enhance Your Photos And Stand Out

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Actions come really handy when you have a need to enhance your photos, but you just don’t have a time for it or necessary skills. Photoshop actions contain various adjustment layers, filters, effects, who are originally recorded by author and you can play them back again. You can create actions yourself or you can just download professional ones here and get amazing results with just once click!

Explore how the action is built, choose which adjustments you want to apply and finally just enjoy great results. In this article you’re going to find 45 sets of actions that help you enhance the colors and change the main look of Your photo.

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Ultimate Roundup With Thousands Of Cool Photoshop Brushes

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Brush Tool is probably one of the most used tools in Photoshop. There are some default brushes coming along with Photoshop, but usually you are looking for something more. Custom brushes can make your projects much easier and the effect is usually better too.

But don’t make the common beginner mistake – learn how to use Photoshop first, learn how to create the effect you want to achieve with brush and only then download all the brushes you need. A good designer does not really need a lot of brushes, he needs a few, but good ones. I think you will be able to find the good ones for you in this massive, over 400 set, collection of Photoshop brushes.

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50 Creatively Thrilling Photo Manipulations: No Confines

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Photo manipulations can show the maximum creativity and skill from artist and software as well. There are no confines in photo manipulations – artists express their thoughts anyway they want though sometimes even huge companies collaborate with such skillful artists to express their thought in abstract and very loud way.

Combination of skill, imagination and creativity deliver to you those amazing inspiring photo manipulations!

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