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The guide to non-blocking code on the web

In this article we’ll give a run down of what non-blocking is, how it can help you improve performance on your site, and maybe even get that sweet, sweet 100 on performance in Google Lighthouse. (All examples will be JavaScript/node related) What is blocking code? Blocking code is any code that prevents the execution of...

The most active bots and crawlers on the web

Allowing web crawlers to scan your site is vital if you want your web pages to appear in Google, Bing and other search results. However, unwanted traffic spikes caused by non-human visitors can be costly in terms of bandwidth, website stability, potentially leading to site outages. To help you understand web crawlers, bots and spiders...

Meta Viewport Best Practice

The meta viewport tag is a html tag that can be used to set the width and scale of content. It’s immensely useful for getting sites to renderer properly on mobile devices, mostly due to the fact that mobile devices generally have smaller screens than developers are designing for (who designs websites to be 375px...

How to Inline images

Inlining images is useful for breaking up content and making an article more visually interesting, but when it comes to it, there’s more than one way to skin this cat. In this article, I’ll outline three ways to do it. Aligning with inline-block The first way you can inline images is simply by setting display:...

How the world’s top websites serve mobile visitors

Now that site loading time is officially a ranking factor for Google SERPS, it’s timely to look at best practice in the area of web performance. The world’s biggest sites as ranked by Alexa, take this metric very seriously. And so they should. Just eking out small gains in the web performance can have big...

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