Load the fonts first for page speed

November 21, 2021 at 1:14 pm | blabbing, Design, Programming, web.

To increase page speed for blocking font rendering and to reduce the font rendering time when the page loads on your site, add your fonts as a preload at the top of your page. This may seem counter intuitive to load an asset ahead of time for page speed, but it makes sense in two… Read more »

Finite and infinite games

April 15, 2021 at 12:05 pm | blabbing.

Something I ran across recently that I liked. There are two types of games: finite games where rules are known & an end is set, & infinite game, where the rules can change and the end is unknown, & rules can change. Your outlook/beliefs will determine the game you believe you are playing.

Stop animating all your pages

January 6, 2021 at 8:25 pm | blabbing, Design, web.

You know that feeling when you get to a site and there isn’t much there and then you start to scroll and POW everything comes flying into the page in all directions. Yeah. Stop doing that.

Mobile ABV Widget

October 17, 2018 at 2:25 pm | blabbing.

I was reminded that I made this mobile friendly Alcohol by Volume widget the other day. It uses basic slider or text inputs to do the calculations associated with finding the ABV in your beer/wine/cider. I made it because I couldn’t find an easier one online. It uses basic jQuery UI mobile components. You can… Read more »

Google utmz cookie values

September 24, 2013 at 9:40 am | blabbing.

When trying to get values from PPC campaigns into marketing automation or into form fields, it’s always helpful to know what fields inside the Google utmz cookie match to which fields. Here is a basic list of the variables in the cookie and how they match up. utmcmd => Medium utmccn => Campaign utmctr =>… Read more »

Google Maps pin bubble

July 29, 2013 at 10:17 pm | blabbing.

If you are looking to get rid of the Google Maps location bubble for simple Google maps iFrames try adding &iwloc=near to the end of the iFrame SRC url.

Vimeo video fitvid

February 22, 2013 at 3:18 pm | blabbing.

Just testing to see if WordPress will automatically use the Vimeo iFrame embed by simply typing in the Vimeo URL. Oh fitvid. You rock.

Adding Featured image to a post in WordPress

February 5, 2013 at 10:51 am | blabbing.

Quick Youtube movie I did about adding featured images to a post in WordPress. Code that will add the featured image to your post // check if the post has a Post Thumbnail assigned to it. if ( has_post_thumbnail() ) { // This would tell WordPress that if there is a // Featured image to… Read more »

Sync Dropbox folder with sites folder

October 2, 2012 at 9:23 am | blabbing.

A quick and easy way to sync a site you are working on between machines is to setup the site in the Dropbox folder on your machine. If you don’t have Dropbox, go and sign up because its a very handy piece of software for keeping files in sync as well as collaborating with others… Read more »