A new comet has been discovered that is predicted to blaze incredibly brilliantly in the skies during late 2013. With a perihelion passage of less than two million kilometres from the Sun on 28 November 2013, current predictions are of an object that will dazzle the eye at up to magnitude —16. That’s far brighter than the full Moon. If predictions hold true then C/2012 S1 will certainly be one of the greatest comets in human history…
WordPress for Web Apps picked up a new feature over the weekend. Users can now delete their account from the front-end.
The button doesn’t include any sort of confirmation message or verification, so you should add your own. You might have an initial “Delete Account” button that opens a modal window, a drop-down menu, or a new page where the real delete button resides.
This is part 3 of Wicked Fast Websites, a three-part series that explores why web performance matters and what you can do about it.
WordPress is a powerful tool, and it brings with some unique performance challenges. In part 2, we looked at how to build high performance websites. This article will explore some WordPress-specific techniques and plugins.
This is part 2 of Wicked Fast Websites, a three-part series that explores why web performance matters and what you can do about it.
We’re in the middle of a perfect storm. Websites are larger, devices are more varied and less predictable, and performance expectations are higher than ever. Today, you’ll learn some simple tools and techniques you can use to build high performance websites.
This is part 1 of Wicked Fast Websites, a three-part series that explores why web performance matters and what you can do about it.
A few year’s ago, Google ran an interesting experiment. They deliberately throttled their search speed, and found that a 500ms delay—that’s just half a second—resulted in a 20-percent decrease in search traffic. Amazon ran a similar experiment, and found that a 100ms delay—just one-tenth of a second—resulted in a 1-percent loss in sales.
In 2009, the average website was 320kb. By 2010, it had doubled to 600kb. At the beginning of 2013, that number had tripled to 1.2mb. As of this month, the average website is now 1.6mb. That’s five times larger than in 2009.
This exponential growth used to not be a problem. We took for granted that both computers and bandwidth got faster and more reliable every year. And then mobile happened.