Tips & Tricks

Valuable (and Free?!) Content Every Week!

YEP! Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Donna hosts a Facebook Live video on our Facebook Page, MavroCreative. Head over and give the page a like and be sure to tune in weekly!

Watch some of our recent Facebook Live Videos...

Want to know the secret that web designers use to make a website look "pro"? It's all about the fonts, baby!

Looking to be more productive? We share our BEST productivity tools and tips!

Just starting your website?  Here are the first 5 steps to take to get you started!

Planning your website? Here are the 4 key questions you need to ask

Why we use WordPress and not Wix or Weebly and other platforms!

How to resize your images so they're optimized for your website!

no place like home page

There’s No Place Like Your Homepage

What Makes a Great Homepage? “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” It’s so true when it comes to your website. In today’s technology-driven world, we all want information instantly and if we don’t find what we’re looking for the second we land on a site, we move on to the … Read more

Best Plugins

Must have plugins for your WordPress site

“Donna, which plugin should I use for [a calendar], [social media icons], [backing up my site], [other]….” We get this question a lot at MavroCreative. When there are literally thousands of plugins to choose from, it’s hard to figure out which ones you should use for your website. In this blog post, I’m listing some … Read more

VA Blog Post

I could’ve had a VA

How a VA Got Me Through My Biggest Launch Whenever I hear someone use the term “VA” it reminds me of that commercial, “I could’ve had a V8”.  I guess I’ve always been tuned in to advertisements and commercials! You may know that I just recently had my first big online launch for our BYO … Read more

301 Redirect

How to Avoid the Dreaded “OOPS – Page Not Found”!

301 Redirect Those Babies! Have you ever moved from one house to another? If so, what did you do with your mail? Did you let it pile up at your old address? I didn’t think so! Instead, you told the trusty USPS to forward your mail to your new address! But I’ll bet you didn’t … Read more

How to Install the Facebook Pixel

Have a Facebook page and a website? You need the Facebook pixel!

I’ll be the first to admit this:  Eight months ago, I had NO CLUE what a Facebook pixel was. And quite honestly, I didn’t know why I should care! It wasn’t until a client asked me to install it on her website that I learned how invaluable it is and how you MUST have it … Read more

Web Designer or DIY

Should you hire a web designer or DIY?

You’ve just started your business and can’t wait to get it up and running. One of the first things people tell you is, “You need a website!” And while a website is a vital part of most businesses, you have a choice to make: either DIY (do it yourself) or hire someone to build it … Read more

SSL Certificates

What’s the Dirt on the (SSL) Cert?

Updated January 2019: We covered the topic of what to do in a recent Facebook Live and we walk you through each of the steps. Watch it here: I love writing blog posts about fun things. Like how to use great photos on your site or what makes a homepage stand out. What I don’t … Read more

Photo tips

Five Tips for Getting the Best Photos for Your Website

One of the first questions I ask when starting a new website design project for a client is, “Do you have photos for your site?” The good new is that  you don’t need a great camera to take awesome pictures for your site. You just need the right photography tips to make sure that the … Read more

Moving to

Moving from to – The Easy Way!

  Like so many of our posts, the idea for this week’s blog post comes from a client. She had built her website on and quickly realized the limitations she had when it came to adding new features to her website. So she decided to move her site over to the self-hosted version of … Read more

Legally Protect Your Website

Is My Website Legally Protected?

My Website Was Legally Exposed I’ve been building websites for years. But I’m going to admit something: there was a BIG piece that I was missing and the ramifications are HUGE. I didn’t know that legally, you need to have certain provisions on your website. It wasn’t until I connected with our guest blogger, Attorney … Read more

7 Things to Think About

7 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Web Design Project

What’s the Plan, Stan? The fun part of designing a website is dreaming up ideas on what it can look like. For me, it’s kind of like when I decide to decorate a room – ripping pages out of magazines for inspiration, getting paint swatches and taping them to the wall, and cruising the aisles of my … Read more

Good Design Needs Repetition

Good Design Needs Repetition

I’m sorry….can you repeat that? Pretty much every member of my immediate family has a terrible habit of telling the same stories over and over. It used to be something I saw in my parents; I’d kind of roll my eyes and chuckle as the same stories seemed to come up time and time again. … Read more