This short post is part of a series, where I share quick tips on how to do web dev stuff that I’ve struggled with, but eventually figured out. My goal is to help you discover this easier than I did.

Use case

Let’s say you have a web app that you want to offer to more than one client. Functionally, it’ll be the same for every new client, but the styling needs to be adjusted based on your client’s branding. …


This short post is part of a series, where I share quick tips on how to do web dev stuff that I’ve struggled with, but eventually figured out. My goal is to help you discover this easier than I did.

Use case

Let’s say we have a web app with several pages. There’s some kind of flow that the user needs to go through, with different steps on different pages.

On each step, the user needs to enter some kind of information in input fields.

On one of the steps, one of the input fields has to be disabled and pre-populated with…


You’ve probably noticed this, but every once in a while we like to mention how great remote work is. As a remote-first design company, we not only had to figure out how to work together successfully from various locations but actually thrive in this work setting. Our daily work processes all revolve around distributed communication because that’s the work environment we take for granted.

As distributed work advocates, we like to follow closely and often collaborate with other advocates, who are on a mission to establish telecommuting as the standard way of work by spreading know-how and making sure companies…


Yes, it often feels like a gamble.

A few years ago, when I was working for a software development company I wrote an article with some advice on how to estimate software projects. At the time, it was a burning issue in our development team.

We were getting project inquiries from potential clients and our developers were way off with their time + cost estimates. Can’t blame them, to be honest. Giving the accurate time to complete an entire project, even if the client provides the most detailed specification (which never happens) is extremely difficult.

Years later, when I moved on to work in design, I eventually…


Introducing Growth by Melewi

The past few months have been hard on everyone. There was a huge wave of companies that were forced to go remote, which oftentimes completely changed their work processes (this, in particular, didn’t affect us since we’ve been remote from day one). Many still had to downsize their teams, because of low demand. Finally, many businesses are shrinking their marketing and investment budgets and putting design in the background.

We’ve had some time to think about how we can adapt to this situation. We even had the opportunity to talk to some of our past clients and get their feedback…


Their new product is called HEY and is set to change to way we use E-mail.

The wait for many is over — HEY is finally here. If you’re active on Twitter you might’ve noticed the hype around Basecamp’s new product — not just another email client, but an entirely new take on e-mailing as a workflow. The team has been saying for months that they’ve addressed everything we hate about e-mail, releasing a product manifesto almost a year before actually sending out the first invites for HEY.

Even before they released the app, the early product screenshots were evidence that the company is not only creating some stylish visuals but is also planning to innovate…


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We don’t believe in being stuck in a boring 9-to-5; clocking in and clocking out. We believe that a job you love is a job worth doing. We work with purpose and meaning — for ourselves, and for our clients — even during this time of pandemic.

(Also, we really f**king love building kickass products.)

Melewi is building a kickass team to be based anywhere on the globe (your working time should have an overlap from 2 pm — 6 pm GMT+8), and we’re looking for a Lead Generation Specialist to help us spread awesome work around.

As the Lead…


So I’ve been trying to learn coding on and off over the years, which basically means I’ve done a dozen online courses and learned a bunch of things in theory, but never in practice.

That’s the problem with programming courses — they teach you some basic operations, they show you how to do some loops and if statements and that’s it. Now go build a web app.

Anyway, some time ago I built this map of indoor climbing gyms, using vanilla JavaScript and Leaflet.js, …


Working in Sales for the past 5 years means the browser tab I most consistently have open is my email. It’s also one of the very few active app notifications I have on my phone.

Email is an indispensable part of my job, as I’m sure is for many others. This is why I’m really excited about this relatively new trend that’s sweeping the startup world — changing the way we use emails.

Just a simple Google search is enough to showcase a ton of differing data on email, from various sources:

- “Between 2014 and 2018 the average office…


If you’re a UX/UI (product) designer interested in being part of a constantly evolving team, with the freedom to travel and work remotely, keep reading.

“ We don’t believe in being stuck in a boring 9-to-5; clocking in and clocking out. We believe that a job you love is a job worth doing. We work with purpose and meaning — for ourselves, and for our clients. (Also, we really f**king love building kickass products.)”

Melewi is building a team of kickass designers to be based anywhere on the globe (your working time should have an overlap from 2pm — 6pm…

Rumen Manev

Helping companies create beautiful products people love using @ melewi.net

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