Maui Web Design Blog

  • March 29, 2012
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  • fluid layouts, media queries, mobile web design, responsive web design

The EMs have it: Proportional Media Queries FTW!

If we’re going to be proportional…


A core tenet of Responsive Web Design (RWD) is fluidity and proportion....
  • February 8, 2012
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  • CSS, HTML, layout

A Farewell to CSS3 Gradients

Before we get started, let’s get one thing straight:
I ♥ CSS3.
I understand that we’ve never had it so good. In...
  • November 9, 2011
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  • forms, layout

Position Text Labels: Forms Using CSS

In this post, I’ll explain three common approaches to positioning text labels on web forms using CSS:

  1. top-​​positioned text labels
  2. left-
  • October 13, 2011
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  • layout, Web Design

The Design Process

If you were to ask me to design a bridge, I’d have a lot of questions. Is it going to span...

  • September 28, 2011
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  • CSS, CSS3, fonts, typeface

5 of the Best CSS3 Font Tools

Fonts have made the most dramatic visual impact on the web since graphic support was added to browsers. A few years...
  • March 9, 2011
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  • CSS, HTML, typography

CSS letter-​​spacing and Where to Use It

The letter-spacing property is an often forgotten CSS option which allows us to change the tracking between letters. Altering the default...

  • February 9, 2011
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  • CSS, Properties, techniques

CSS: Clearing Floats with Overflow

One of the common problems we face when coding with float based layouts is that the wrapper container doesn’t expand to...

  • June 29, 2010
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  • CSS3, Scripting, techniques

Stop Forking with CSS3

It seems like virtually every day there’s a fantastic new example of something amazing you can do with CSS3. Whether it’s...
  • June 17, 2010
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  • Web Design

8 Signs of a Great Client

Client work can be fun and rewarding, or it can be frustrating and discouraging. Freelancers deal with clients on an every...