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love-wordpress-2WordPress,a free and open source blogging tool and content management system, is so popular among the web developers in our community it almost feels like a buzz word. Though statistics say WordPress is here to stay.

WordPress powers over 76 million websites, almost 26% of all websites. According to Builtwith.com, WordPress websites account for more than 42% of the top 10,000 sites using a content management system, more than any other alternative.

Why WordPress?

With stats like these WordPress must be easy to love. But what makes developers want to cuddle up? Read More >

A boat (SEO) heading towards an island (your website).

Marketing ways (boat) steering towards your website (island).

In honor of summer let’s start with an beachy concept: your website is an island.  Your marketing and search engines like Google are like boats, taking people out to your lovely website island.  Without the boats, traffic to the island is slow.  The more boats you have sending people to your website island, the more visitors you’ll have. So what activities constitute as a boat? Let’s talk about a few ways (a.k.a. boats) to float traffic to your site: Read More >


Sky-Hi Storage Homepage

Welcome to Sky-Hi Storage!

Sky-Hi Storage provides clean and reliable storage units in Columbia. They started their mini storage business back in 2001, and they haven’t raised the rental price since– just one of the benefits of being a family owned and operated facility. Sky-Hi Storage provides affordable, courteous service in a well-­maintained environment, close to campus. They offer climate controlled and non­-climate controlled units that are weather-­tight and secured by cameras and a security gate. Sky-Hi Storage was great to work with, so we’re excited to take their website live! Read More >


Ricochet Nutrition's HomepageThe Ricochet Difference

Ricochet is specifically designed to enhance your body’s ability to recover from major illness, surgery, and cancer treatments. Their formula is designed to supplement and not replace your regular healthy daily diet. For maximum potential benefits drink two 8oz bottle each day for 6 days prior to your surgery or chemotherapy treatment and 6 days after your surgery or treatments. Just like Ricochet builds you up, we built them a website! Read More >


Example of Order FormShattered Images Photography provides high quality portraiture to all of Missouri either at their studio in southern Missouri or on location. While we did not build or design this website, we built the order form within it. This was a challenge we gladly accepted and accomplished!

Complex Order Form

The order form was rather elaborate to build. Shattered Images offers many different packages, which makes building an online version complicated. Each section of the form required multiple different fields, some of which are prepopulated with information provided earlier in the form. To better explain, the fields need to fit what the package allows for ordering.

Are you looking for added functionality in your website?

Does your site need an order form, or do you just need a site in general? Contact the team at MayeCreate Design. We believe websites work when good design meets solid functionality. Our web designs always aim for ease of use and clear communication. Check out our portfolio for a look at our other projects and to get your pride on…today.


As a business or company you may have heard the term “ADA compliant,” but do you really know what it means and how to properly implement it?

The U.S. Department of Justice published the Standards of Accessible Design in September 2010. These standards stated that all electronic information and online technology be accessible to people with disabilities, including computer hardware program software and documentation.

Interactive Accessibility said, “The ADA standards apply to commercial and public entities that have ‘places of public accommodation’ which includes the internet.”

TypingEssentially, the law affects:

  • Americans with disabilities and their friends, families, and caregivers
  • Private employers with 15 or more employees
  • Businesses operating for the benefit of the public
  • All state and local government agencies

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urlPass the scalpel, please. Oh, wait, wrong jargon… Every job comes with it’s own language, whether it’s being a doctor, lawyer or web designer. It can be intimidating to jump into a new territory, unfamiliar with their ways of the land. So, that’s why we’re here– to help you learn what some may consider the foreign language of web design.

Vocab in Web Design

When we work with a client, it’s inevitable we’ll say a word that makes them tilt their head a little, like a lost, confused puppy. You know the look I’m talking about. Of course our clients’ are able to catch on to our jargon throughout our website building process after a while. It just takes some time to get there.

So, in case you want to prepare for your meeting with us before building your website, brush up on your web design terminology or if you’re just learning it for the fun of it, we’ve got you covered. Read More >


adaptive website

Oh my gosh, my website doesn’t look the same on my iPad as it does on my laptop! Seriously, could my web design company be any more dumb? They can’t even make it work right! Isn’t that their job?! I need to call them RIGHT NOW, and they better refund some of my money or they won’t be getting my business anymore.

Pause. Can someone say drama queen?

Please, don’t be the person above. Just don’t. Just keep reading and learn more of what to expect from most modern website designs.

Adaptive and Responsive Web Design

Back in the day, us designers had to create designs that could handle displaying on different monitor sizes…on computers…and sometimes that was hard.  Now we have to build sites to not only display well on different monitor sizes, but different devices as well.  If you’re contracting to build a web design or even just buying a template, make sure your design is build to be adaptive or responsive. There are many opinions about which methodology is the best approach to a well build site, but the bottom line is this: either option should yield a site that is built to display well on anything from the size of a mobile phone to a large computer monitor.  We use adaptive web design. Check out MayeCreate on your desktop and your phone to see a prime example.

As your designer begins modifying your design elements, content and navigation to give users a positive experience on their chosen device many challenges may come into play.  As you work to find the best possible solution you may have to compromise along the way.  The site may not be absolutely perfect on every device, and in some cases that may be OK.  And in other cases you need to stick to your guns and keep working to find a solution that will work for your viewer and your budget. Read More >

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We had 9 people attend our HTML Bootcamp today and all 9 graduated!

Marie was the adviser this time and led the group through tags, images, links, headings and loads of other information in our conference room. Stacy and Monica helped our campers as they worked on writing a letter home.

Special thanks goes out to the guys at Tranquility: Travis for getting our projector mounted & Josh for letting us borrow his wire-less keyboard. We had enough room for all of our campers thanks to you both!

Even if you didn’t get to attend this Lunch and Learn but are feeling adventurous enough to venture on into HTML Bootcamp on your own we’ve attached the materials below: Read More >

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