I Wonder What This Button Does

I recenty had a client who let a young fish work on one of the sites I was doing for him.  He uploaded an old version of it and since I no longer worked on the project, I didn’t have the files on hand.  He panicked, so we decided to fix it for him. This […]

Magento Online Store

Varien, of LA, has developed a new eCommerce suite using the Zend Framework and PHP5.  Two technologies that are popular in the programming industry at the moment. We at Maifith Design are committed to testing and using new software for our clients.  We will be testing this application and giving our own review of it […]

Understanding Web Design

by Jeffrey Zeldman We get better design when we understand our medium. Yet even at this late cultural hour, many people don’t understand web design. Among them can be found some of our most distinguished business and cultural leaders, including a few who possess a profound grasp of design—except as it relates to the web. […]

12 Lessons for Those Afraid of CSS and Standards ~ alistapart.com

by Ben Henick When I first encountered Cascading Style Sheets in the autumn of 1998, I was trying to do cool stuff make this stuff over here move, make that stuff over there change color and it took another six months before I started using CSS to control presentation rather than behavior. It took me […]

Design on a production line

Ever worry you’ll arrive at work to find that your swivel chair has been replaced by a super-intelligent software appliance that can create seven user-centered websites in a single CPU cycle? Haven’t we all? OK, maybe it’s just me. But at some point you’ve probably been asked by a boss or client to squeeze the […]

Safari on Windows? Yup!

There are now three versions of the popular apple browser; OS-X (of course), Windows XP and Vista. The performance grids on Safari compared to Firefox and IE are outstanding. Safari is a whole 1.6x faster than FF and 4.5x faster than IE7. Phenomenal when you consider the rendering time of some pages online. What does […]

Google Analytics makes a big change!

Google is no stranger to Web 2.0. Nor are most of their services. I have always raved about the quality of Google Analytics and it’s massive amount of features. But now they have outdone themselves in its design and layout. The new one, while confusing at first, is much more intuitive. While all of these […]

HTML5, XHTML2, and the Future of the Web

As workers on the web today, we are dealing with many technologies that have been stable for a long time. While HTML 4.01 is formally an SGML-based document format, the only clients actually treating HTML that way are validators. Browsers, on the other hand, treat HTML documents as tag soup—they try to make sense out […]

Simple Content Management Solutions

A lot of our clients appreciate having a simple way to update their own websites. It allows them to make changes when they want from wherever they want without having to wait to contact us or for the next business day if they want important changes done late at night. There are a lot of […]

20 pro tips

All of the tips in this article are adhered to by Maifith Design inc in every single website we create, from the $500 basic site to a $50,000 megasite. This article was taken from .net Magazine The difference between a good web designer and a great one is the ability to know how to take […]

Improving “Locatability”

Better locating of things that people need to know via the Web space The redesign of the home page template will not materially affect the ability to find things at the university because the headings themselves are not changing. To improve ”locatability’ requires the application of a few modifications at the technical level (search engine […]

Sad state of designers!

Most web designers gain new clients by either calling them or emailing them to see if they need work done, or if they want a quote on a new website.  That is how we get most of our clients.  Sometimes it goes well, other times not so well.  That is the industry we work on. […]