Ali Jafarian

Category: Articles

  • June 6, 2015

    5 Tips for Marketing Websites

    Over the past decade I’ve built hundreds of marketing websites. During that time I’ve learned a few simple things that any business should do for their marketing website. From small […]

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  • May 14, 2015

    The Difference Between UX and UI

    Let’s take a second to talk about UX and UI. For starters, THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING. And if anybody thinks they are, including your boss, send them to […]

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  • January 24, 2015

    SASS Color Variables for Better CSS Management

    If you’ve ever used SASS (or LESS) you’ve probably explored the power of variables. Today we’re going to talk about a sustainable approach for color management using SASS. First, let’s […]

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  • January 20, 2015

    Be Great at Something, not Good at Everything – Master vs. Ninja

    What’s the difference between being good at something vs. being great? Quantity over quality – should I be a jack of all trades or master my skill? Here’s some general […]

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  • June 15, 2014

    Optimizing Page Speed with Font Icons

    Page speed for websites and applications is always a consideration, especially for high traffic properties – and with the growing prevalence of mobile/tablet usage, it’s certainly a high priority consideration. […]

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  • March 7, 2014

    5 Useful WordPress Plugins for Web Designers

    One of WordPress’s greatest benefits is it’s massive library of available plugins. There’s a great chance you can find a WordPress plugin for just about anything. Of the thousands of […]

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  • January 29, 2014

    The Value of Good HTML Markup

    In the constantly evolving web industry its quite common to overlook the value of good HTML markup. From small landing pages to huge websites, the variance and quality of HTML […]

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  • December 22, 2012

    Understanding Object Oriented CSS

    You may have heard the term before – Object Oriented CSS – which probably sounded confusing and way too technical. The truth is that it’s not. Object Oriented CSS (also […]

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  • July 23, 2012

    Beginning Web Designer Checklist

    Becoming a web designer today is a very popular (and lucrative) career. Many graphic designers choose to take the web path for a multitude of reasons – more money, more […]

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  • May 28, 2012

    Flexible CSS Icon Sprites

    CSS sprites have been around for a while, and for good reason. They minimize server requests (which allows web pages to load faster), and they keep CSS organized. They are, […]

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  • April 17, 2012

    An introduction to Responsive Web Design

    Chances are you’ve heard the term “Responsive Web Design” once or twice in the last few months. You may have seen it on a blog, a job posting, a book, […]

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