Tag Archives: page load time

Combining multiple SQL queries for listing pages into one

With a little extra effort, you can construct a single query that returns multiple rows using the SQL IN operator. From there, you can convert the query results into a language construct that is easy to work with. more …

WordPress, SSH, Backups & jQuery | Week #3

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Web developers - do you need to reevaluate your backup policy? Lazy loading images, SSH & Putty tip, HTML file uploads and more in this Web Dev Week. more …

Creating the Navicon without an icon

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The navicon is almost universally recognizable as a hover-for-navigation element, but it requires another image be loaded, unless you are clever about implementing it. more …

Repurposing the alphabet with CSS – to create design elements

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The alphabet isn't as cool a concept now as it was 4,000 years ago, but we can use CSS to give the alphabet a new groove. Combining letters makes a word, but a single letter, stretched, skewed or rotated can help us create some interesting design elements. more …

Using Lazy Definition to load JavaScript libraries on demand

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With the number of amazing JavaScript libraries out there, it's tempting to overload our pages with http connections that load these scripts and immediately execute them. We can spare our user's bandwidth and page load time by combining two popular techniques. more …

The back button cache – taming it with HTML 5

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The browser back button has been a thorn in every web developers side since the early days of the web. HTML 5 storage offers us a unique way to avoid using AJAX to updated certain page elements in the event that the back button is pressed. more …

Prefer conditional loading of social network scripts

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Are you loading social network button scripts on your site unnecessarily, and increasing your page load time in the process? more …

Social sharing buttons – the right way

Social sharing buttons have been around for a few years now. They’re ridiculously popular for three reasons: They bring traffic to your site, for free They’re super easy to integrate They’re hosted, so no additional HTTP connections are required of … more …

Reduce load time and resource usage with Content On-Demand

Your local area cable provider has been putting the concept of On-Demand to good use for years, providing television or movie titles only when specifically requested by the user. There are just too many titles out there to run them … more …

Reasons to avoid inline CSS & JavaScript

Every HTML page consists of three major components: The skin/template (including meta data) HTML tags used to wrap the content and provide information about the page   The content Text marked up with HTML tags   The presentation CSS rules … more …