Front-End Development

Mayven has expert front-end developers. Oh yeah.

We code front-end for startups, tech companies and Fortune 500 clients. Check out Mixpanel and Famebit to see how we did.

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  • • Expert Front-end Developers
  • • Turn Your Designs to a HTML5, CSS, JS Code
  • • Need custom animations? We write custom Javascript
  • • Fixed pricing available (Estimates based on $65 - $85 per hour rate)

Why our customers love us

  • Mayven is a trusted, go-to partner for my team. The project management and communication is excellent, and Mayven helps us execute front-end develompent projects seamlessly. Olga Kazakova Director of Product Marketing at
  • It's been great working with the Mayven team on our front-end development projects! I appreciate their communication and speedy delivery. Ben Standefer Head of Engineering at First Round Capital
  • I've been working with Nate at Mayven for a number of years now. They've done excellent work helping us with front-end development at Go Watch It, and I highly recommend their team. Very responsive and focused on getting the job done right and on time. Look forward to working together again soon! Priesh Damani CTO at GoWatchIt
  • We love Mayven at FINE. We have a strong internal dev team, but they've done excellent work for us, when we have more work than we can handle. And they have taken great care of us. Sonja Shayegh Production Manager at FINE, A Digital Agency

How We Work

Front-End Development with Mayven typically follows a simple process...

  • We review your designs (PSD, AI, Sketch, etc) and scope your project

  • We provide a fixed price and guaranteed delivery date

  • Our expert team codes your front-end

  • We QA & Test together for a perfect final product

How to Hire Front-end Developers

Front-end web development is known by many names, such as:

  • Front-end development
  • UI development
  • PSD to HTML
  • Design to Code, and...
  • Front-end developer

It’s all about writing code for the user interface. For web development, this is code run by the browser, on the user's machine. Javascript, HTML and CSS are the most common tools of a front-end developer.

“Tell me more, please”

Okay then, since you asked so nicely.

Let’s differentiate front-end development from design.

Front-end development starts where design leaves off

Use a designer to visualize your ideas and concepts. A designer will help determine overall look and feel for your pending website. This includes: identify colors, fonts, font sizes, layout, images, and calls-to-action. A designer may create a visual design using any number of tools, such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, or other tools like Sketch.

A front-end developer will build your website based on the design

The designer can share their design with your developer. A common output is a PSD file. The designer would also share any images used in the design.

Simply stated:

  • YOU decide what to create (say, a new landing page)
  • Copywriter writes the content for the page
  • Designer creates the design for the page
  • Designer shares the design output with developer
  • Developer builds the page based on the design
  • Developer ensures page renders well on all devices (desktop, smartphone, tablet)

Be nice if it was just that simple, but you get the idea.


What does a front-end developer do?

Well first, let’s look at what the front-end itself does (and does not do):

  1. A user requests a web page from their browser
  2. The browser makes this request to the server
  3. The browser processes and displays the results to the user
  4. JavaScript and Ajax will send any database requests back to the back-end
  5. Back-end server scripts process the request, getting data from the database
  6. Server-side scripts process and return the data (populate drop-downs, load products, update user profile, etc)

With everything returned to the browser (steps 3 and 4 above), note:

  • Client-side scripts process requests without call-backs to the server
  • A responsive design allows the front-end to adapt to the user’s device
  • Everything a user sees in the browser is a mix of HTML, CSS and Javascript

Understanding the process helps understand what a front-end developer does.

The front-end developer creates the user experience, embedding scripts in a site’s HTML. Everything a site visitor sees, clicks, and uses to input and retrieve information was built by the front-end developer.

Front-end developers bridge the design and back-end to create a desktop-like user experience

...all within the browser. Pretty cool.

Therefore, a front-end developer’s skill set includes:

  • Implement the design using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Build, modify, and maintain web applications
  • Create tools to render your site in any browser
  • Implement responsive design for mobile sites (smartphone and tablets)
  • Work with back-end developers to create APIs
  • Effectively manage source code with version control tools
  • Optimize workflow by building tools to perform repetitive tasks
  • Help optimize the site for SEO
  • Test for usability and fix bugs during development

And the front-end languages to do that are often:

  • JavaScript serving as the most ubiquitous client-side scripting language
  • HTML5 as the latest and greatest version of HTML
  • CCS3, the latest standard for creating cascading style sheets (CSS)
  • AJAX, combining JavaScript and XML to update portions of a page

Ready to move forward?. Great. Next question in your head might be...

“How do I find a worthy front-end developer?”

Since front-end developers create the things we see and interact with on a web page, makes sense to SEE what any candidate developers have built. Right?

Know where they “show off”

And it’s a good match, too. Front-end developers want you to SEE their work. Check out these popular platforms at Coroflot, Behance and Krop. Use this to preview their work to see if their approach aligns with your vibe and brand.

Stack Overflow is another a gem on the web to find developers. Stack Overflow is a community of nearly 7 million programmers. Wow, huh? Here’s a link to the most active front-end developers. Click around to see:

  • What programming languages a developer is using
  • Types of projects they’re working on
  • Questions they answer
  • How active they are
  • What ‘fun’ projects they work on
  • How they help others

Good to get a feel for their tech tools, communication skills, and how well they engage with others, wouldn’t you say? This will help determine your “worthy developer”.

Hire for a little before hiring for a lot

Say, you found a front-end developer that interests you. Why not give them a test project?

Got a small piece of work you need to complete for a client? Have them work on that. For example, send them a .psd file of a landing page with some animations. Let them code it up for you to see their work. Of course, you pay them for this.

Makes sense, right? You both get to kick the tires before buying the car.

Role reversal, anyone?

Most job sites are about developers applying for jobs.

Hired reverses the job search. Companies apply to developers. Interesting.

As someone seeking a front-end developer, you do some thoughtful work upfront to state, clarify and post your needs. Then… watch a load of highly qualified candidates come to you. At least, that’s the story. Seems to be a lot of good buzz about this. Could be another item in your toolbox.

Now, as we said at the top...

Mayven will build your front-end code

...that is if you contact us for a quote. Some ways we do this:

Design to Code

A.k.a. PSD to HTML (and CSS), Sketch to HTML, PSD to React.js, PSD to Bootstrap, PSD to HTML, and SASS/SCSS.

Need to convert your amazing design files into beautiful HTML code? Cool. Then send us your design (e.g. PSD, Sketch, or Illustrator format) and we’ll:

  • Create and return a pixel-perfect markup…
  • Quickly
  • Tested across browsers, and...
  • Written in valid WC3 HTML5 / XHTML / CSS markup

Design to Email Templates

We’ll convert your designs into custom email templates for your marketing campaigns. Our experts will:

  • Code up a beautiful custom email marketing newsletter template
  • Test across all devices to make sure it stays looking beautiful
  • Supports Outlook 2007+, Outlook Express, Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, AOL Webmail, Yahoo! Mail, Windows Live Mail, Gmail, and Whew, that’s just about the entire e-universe.

Design to HTML5 Ad Units

Need some animation-crazy? We’ll convert your designs into custom html5 ad units for your marketing and advertising campaigns. Like this.

Animators are standing by to:

  • Code up a great, clean html5 ad units with beautiful animations
  • Test across all devices to make sure it looks and works great
  • You provide optimized assets for it to work on your preferred ad platform (e.g. Doubleclick, Sizmek, and others). Please and thank you.

Which ever package you choose...

100% satisfaction. Or else, 100% money back. Guaranteed.

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If nothing else

  • The front-end is what you see and interact with in a web application
  • A front-end developer builds things based on the design, created by a designer
  • The main tools of a front-end developer are HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Front-end development creates a desktop-like user experience, all within your browser
  • Find a developer in some of the common portfolio platforms, to see if their work matches what you’re looking for
  • Call Mayven to apply our magic to your magic

We’re Mayven

Stop wrangling code, Mayven does it for you.

Not yet convinced that we’re the right team for you?

We know there’s a lot of choice out there.

  • 100% of our clients come back to us

  • We can start today if you have a rush project

  • You don’t need to jump through hoops to find a developer that will match your project

  • We have project managers that will take care of everything from start to finish

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When Frank Collective needs to go outside of our in-house team, Mayven is one of our go-to development partners. They have become an easy recommend to clients who are looking for a responsive and communicative group that doesn’t get bogged down in technical jargon. Dedicated, responsible and focused, we highly recommend. Mitchell Orkis Chief Growth Officer at Frank Collective