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Mike Mai

developer & designer

Boston · mikemai.net

posted 8 months ago

So Fucking Trendy 2014

5 years ago I created the first So Fucking Trendy design (goo.gl/…), now it's a good time for the sequel. If you have done any of the styles depicted in this poster, you are trendy. :)

posted 12 months ago

5 Tips for Turning Your Website Into an iOS Web App

chiefcreative.me/post/48945447409/…

Hi all. I wrote a blog post on how to make a website behave like a web app on iOS devices. I did lots of searching before finally getting it right, so I thought it'd be a good idea to gather all the pieces in one article to make it easy for the rest of you.

This is information you probably already know, but hopefully beginners will find it useful.

Enjoy!

posted 1 year ago

Finally, A Minimalistic Approach to Design

I wanted to do this for a very long time, but pretty images and gradients always got in the way. Finally, I ditched the decorations and go straight to the core content. Content is the design.

The end result is a very pleasant reading experience for my blog subscribers (at least I hoped). Let me know what you think.

posted 1 year ago

21 Days to Live. What Would You Do?

Just 21 more days, ladies and gents. What's your survival plan? Share in the comments.

posted 1 year ago

Autumn.

Hey guys. It's the Fall. IMO the most beautiful season of the year. So I had to create something to celebrate it. I took a photo the other and really liked it so I created this poster. Enjoy!

posted 2 years ago

I Love Eurostile - A (Parody) Tribute

This one is for you typography lovers. I Love Eurostile is a (parody) tribute to the typeface Eurostile. The inspiration comes from the over usage of the typeface by industrial designers and Hollywood blockbusters (mostly the sci-fi genre).

http://iloveeurostile.com

This one is for you typography lovers. I Love Eurostile is a (parody) tribute to the typeface Eurostile. The inspiration comes from the over usage of the typeface by industrial designers and Hollywood blockbusters (mostly the sci-fi genre).

iloveeurostile.com

posted 2 years ago

"Now Boarding" Episode 0 - Photoshop Elements, Responsive Design, Internet Explorer 7 and Tables

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyExdyvMuw4

We had a little fun with filming the other day. Watch this to learn about web and mobile design.

This is the test shoot for the upcoming web series "Now Boarding" by Bluetrain Mobile. Opinions expressed in this video do not reflect the opinions of Bluetrain Mobile. Subscribe to Bluetrain Mobile for the actual series, where we'll be talking about mobile design, development and technology. Filmed by Caitlin Edwards and edited by Alec Sibilia. Mike Mai is played by Ryan Boye. youtube.com/…

posted 2 years ago

Is it bad practice to use <button> instead of <a>?

I have this habit of using <button> for anything that styles like a pushable button, even when it's not submitting to a form (just linking to an internal page or external URL). I just have the urge to use <button> for a button, you get what I'm saying? Maybe I have OCD...

So my question is, am I using <button> wrong? Does using <button> instead of < a > have any harm semantic wise or SEO wise? I would appreciate your expert help. Thanks!

posted 2 years ago

7 Tips for Creating Mobile Friendly Email Campaigns

http://www.bluetrainmobile.com/blog/7-tips-for-creating-mobile-friendly-email-campaigns/

Just a small bog post I wrote to share some knowledge about mobile friendly email campaigns. If you still prefer plain text emails then this isn't for you.

posted 2 years ago

Useful tool: mobile grader

http://mobilegrader.com

Hi all. We've been working hard on a tool at the office. We finally launched it last week. It's called the Mobile Grader. You enter an URL and it tells you how that website performs on mobile devices. This is not perfect yet, we are still trying to improve it based on user feedback. So try it out. If you think something is off, feel free to let me know here. Thanks, guys!