When loading web-fonts, we often see a brief un-styled moment before the browser applies the actual font. Gladly Typekit and also Google Web Fonts provide an option around that.
Both are using WebFont Loaders to help handle those brief moments.
TypeKit Webfont Loader Example
This adds a class name to the <html> element during loading
This is removed when loading is done. This allows us to hide content until all fonts are loaded.
This also adds classes once the webfonts have been loaded, which allows us to add some transitions to reveal the content again.
One last thing. You should add the webfont loader early in your content, so that it can do its magic before anything else is being loaded.
Compressing your content saves bandwidth and improves render time, particular on devices with slow internet connections. Compression allows your web server to provide smaller file sizes that load faster for your visitors. Compression of your HTML and CSS files with gzip typically saves around 50 to 70 % of the file size.
A good candidate is the WP Far Future Expiration Plugin ,which not only activates GZIP compression but adds file expiration for various static file types. Link
Check speed improvement before and after
Currently reading up on the IMAP protocol, as one of my customers is using a server without IMAP support compiled :)
I will be using a simple INBOX check for failed email notifications (sockets are your best friend). That will allow me to set a flag for every new user account that is still unconfirmed and used a broken email address for their registration. These accounts can than be verified manually :)
Happy socket = happy customer.
Btw, here is a nice piece of code to quickly parse the email header in PHP
In a perfect world all current browsers would allow the usage of WebRTC natively, but that is as always not the case ;)
“WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an API definition drafted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that supports browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without the need of either internal or external plugins.” – Wikipedia
Continue reading Using Web RTC in your web application
“Angry IP scanner is a very fast IP address and port scanner. It can scan IP addresses in any range as well as any of their ports. It is cross-platform and lightweight.”
Nice tool for network administrators to monitor and manage their networks !
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Doing Git / Bitbucket Deployment for most of my project these days. This is another compact solution, that should allow almost anyone to start using Git to distribute updates automatically.
Always nice to be able to go a step back fast ;)
Git Auto Deployment
His website is offline, but you can still reach it through the Web Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/20131209120053/http://wpcopilot.net/git-auto-deployment/