Meet My New Friend… Mr Name Check!

Meet My New Friend… Mr Name Check!

If you are brought into a project early enough, a crucial part of your engagement will include naming. These days, naming isn’t simply about choosing a slick memorable name, you also have to consider Social Media Handles for platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others. This service is a HUGE time saver and allows you to check username availability for pretty much every platform you would even consider. This tool alone will save hours of work. Check it out, and see if your name is available.

  • Marwan Salfiti, Art Director
    Endorsement: Global Merchant Services
  • Marwan Salfiti, Art Director
    Nightmare Clients: Something All Creatives are Faced With
  • GiiNii.com, Marwan Salfiti
    Project Launch: GiiNii.com

How To Track Anchor Tags in Google Analytics

How To Track Anchor Tags in Google Analytics

This is a very useful Analytics hack to track anchor tags with the One Page or Parallax Web Design! I just used this to track a client’s new site and the results are good!

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    Endorsement: Crayvit.com
  • Elliott & Elliott, Marwan Salfiti
    Project Launch: Elliott & Elliott
  • Marwan Salfiti, Art Director
    Design Philosophy: Achievement
  • Marwan Salfiti, Art Director
    Endorsement: Andiamo! Group

Optimization, Done the Right Way

Optimization, Done the Right Way

I just used this technique from Smashing Magazine for a few of my websites. I build my sites with WordPress and have been hearing from my clients that the sites were slow. Granted, these are graphic rich sites, but in this day and age with high bandwidth, that shouldn’t really matter, right? Wrong! I tried so many tips and tricks and this technique (posterizing the images) worked masterfully. On some images, I crunched more than half the size out.

To put a number to this, I eliminated over 130k in some instances on a restaurant site where image presentation is key. I posterized, reduced, masked where I could not suffer in quality and tadaaaaa! This is a great tut, one definitely worth saving and referencing over and over.

  • St Ignatius College Prep, BrandWell Creative
    New Look for SIPrep.org
  • NorCal Surf Shop, Marwan Salfiti
    Project Launch: Nor Cal Surf Shop
  • Marwan Salfiti, Art Director
    Building a Brand with a Point of View