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Branding

Tips For Designing Better Mobile Typography

Mobile is big right now. But often the typography is small. When it comes to creating great type on small screens, there are plenty of…

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Branding

7 Tips for Choosing the Best Web Font for Your Design

There’s no way to quantify all of the font options available for website designers. Almost every day a new typeface shows up in my inbox…

colo-lede
Branding

Minimal Design: How to Design More with Less

Minimalism and the use of whitespace are big design trends right now. Mastery of these techniques might look easy at first glance, but it is…

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Branding

How To Balance Text and Visual Content in Design

We’ve all heard the phrase “sex sells” but when it comes to design, what does the selling? Text or images? The reality is that both…

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Branding

Designing Without Images: Making Typography Work For You

You don’t need a great image for every design project. In fact, you can create a great design with no images at all. It’s a…

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Front End

7 Tips for Designing a Better Checkout Page

With the holiday season right around the corner, many of us will be doing some shopping online. (OK… maybe a lot of shopping!) The checkout…

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Front End

Form Building from a Designer’s Perspective

When people think of beautiful web design, form building isn’t usually the thing that comes to mind. But for the crafty designer, form design creates…

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Branding

10 Tips for Designing Icons that Don’t Suck

Almost every designer is thinking about app design these days. One of the smallest features of every app is the icon used to represent it…

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Branding

Why Good Website Design Matters for Every Business

Almost every business or individual working in today’s market has a website. Sadly, a large number of these websites are poorly designed or come straight…

meeting-lede
Branding

How to Hold a Meeting That Gets Everyone Excited About Design

The dreaded project kickoff meeting. It’s on your calendar. You can’t avoid it. But you can make it a more memorable event that helps generate…

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Branding

Do You Need a Style Guide?

It’s a simple question: Do you need a style guide? And it has a simple answer: Yes. Any brand, company, blog or webpage that wants…

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UI/UX

10 UX Phrases and Terms to Know Right Now

It seems like the world of the web – and web design – is changing every few days. Trends, new techniques and users who demand…

emslede
Front End

What’s the Deal with Em and Rem?

With all the talk about designing for responsive websites, two little words keep cropping up – em and rem. But what are they? Em and…

mobile-email
Front End

How to Design an Email People Will Actually Read on Their Phones

Email marketing is one of the most popular ways to reach an audience. Wait, that’s probably not new information. But did you know what a…

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Front End

15 Tips for Creating a Great Website Footer

Like this footer tutorial? You’ll like our front-end developers more. Learn more about our Front-end Development Services. One of the most important locations on your website is…

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Front End

Build a Sliding Client Testimonials Carousel with jQuery

Like these jQuery tips? You’ll like our front-end developers more. Learn more about our Front-end Development Team. Many portfolio websites include a list of previous clients…

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Front End

How to Easily Manage Cookies Within jQuery

Web browsers can generate unique sessions organized for each user on a website. Often these are handled on the backend using languages like PHP or…

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Front End

25+ Awesome Responsive Blog Designs

Hire Mayven for Your Responsive Blog Design Project One of the very first steps that you should take in any major redesign is to get a…

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UI/UX

The Difference Between UI and UX

 Hire Our Expert Developers In today’s creative and technical environment, the terms “UI” (User Interface) and “UX” (User Experience) are being used more than ever….

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Front End

The Lowdown on :before and :after in CSS

Like these CSS tips? You’ll like our developers more. Learn more about our Front-end Development Team. We recently took a look at :active, an extremely handy…

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Front End

The Lowdown On Absolute vs. Relative Positioning

Like these CSS tips? You’ll like our software developers more. Learn more about our Custom Software Developers. When I was first learning web development, the style side…

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Branding

Mobile First Design: Why It’s Great and Why It Sucks

Design & Build Your Mobile App Historically, most web designers and their clients have approached the desktop side of any project first, while leaving the…

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Front End

Inner Shadows in CSS: Images, Text and Beyond

Like these CSS tips? You’ll like our code better. Learn more about our Front-end Developer services. Shadows in CSS are quick and easy, whether you’re slapping on…

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Front End

How To Center Anything With CSS

Like these CSS tips? You’ll like our code better. Learn more about our Software Development Services. Recently, we took a dive into the very core concepts…

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Front End

How to Build a Minimalist User Profile Layout with Content Tabs

Like these design tips? You’ll like our developers more. Learn more about our Software Development Team. Dynamic content is a big part of modern web design….

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5 Really Useful Responsive Web Design Patterns

Like these design tips? You’ll like our developers more. Learn more about our Front-end Development Team. Responsive web design requires a very different way of thinking…

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Front End

10 LESS CSS Examples You Should Steal for Your Projects

Like these CSS tips? You’ll like our software developers more. Learn more about our Custom Software Developers. LESS, Sass and other CSS preprocessors represent an awesome way…

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Branding

How To Find or Create Your Brand Personality

Like these branding tips? You’ll like our front-end developers more. Learn more about our Front-end Development Team. What is the personality of your brand? No, it’s not…

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Front End

Should We Kill The CAPTCHA?

Do you like CAPTCHAs? Don’t lie, of course you don’t. On a fun scale, you rank them right up there with dentists and IRS agents….

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Branding

50 Shades of Black: Effective Use of No Color

Like these design tips? You’ll like our developers more. Learn more about our Front-end Development Team. There has been a bit of debate stirring on the…

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UI/UX

10 Tips for Designing for Wearables and Watches

Every day we are getting a little closer to the release of the highly anticipated Apple Watch. The device is going to further change the…

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Branding

10 Ways to Use Mapping in Web or App Design

Almost everywhere you look these days, you find a map or location-based nugget of information. Almost every app asks for a location and it is…

Front End

The Ultimate Developer’s Guide to Converting PSD to HTML

Our team at Mayven has worked on web projects for a long time, over 15 years! We started in back when slicing images from a…