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 »

Triggering javascript on change programmatically and have it bubble

October 28, 2021 at 10:01 am | Programming, web.

A problem I ran into recently is that updating an input value is a form using javascript or jQuery is fairly easy but sometimes this programmatic update of the field does not trigger an onChange event that another piece of code is listening for. Adding a dispatchEvent on the selector can accomplish this.

Working with Hubspot forms onFormSubmit

October 13, 2021 at 11:02 am | Programming, web.

Getting values from the hubspot form in it’s onFormSubmit handler can be pretty tricky so here is a quick tip. Add the onFormSubmit closure function to the hbspt.forms.create script and then use .find() to get the value of individual form elements that you need. At that point you can use them to pass to tracking… Read more »

Ember on Apache

February 22, 2017 at 9:50 pm | Programming, web, Wordpress.

Ran into this recently and it reminded me of how WordPress does URL permalink routing. Since Ember routes are handled by the index this helps Ember on Apache route to links, especially when you are coming directly to a link or deep linking. This should go in the root .htaccess file in the same way… Read more »

Validate AMP pages – New Relic

October 28, 2016 at 7:53 pm | Programming, web, Wordpress.

If you are looking to validate your AMP pages there is a nice tool provided by the AMPproject here. https://validator.ampproject.org/. One of the things that may cause problems with AMP validation is the inclusion of New Relic JS in the head and footer of AMP pages. If you have a new relic instance running you may… Read more »

Analytics for AMP

October 17, 2016 at 11:31 am | Programming, web, Wordpress.

If you are working on adding AMP pages to your site or using a WordPress plugin like AMP for WordPress with Yoast SEO Amp, remember that your Google Analytics needs to get wrapped in a amp-analytics tag to be properly displayed.

Strava API!

October 12, 2016 at 2:12 pm | Cycling, Programming, web.

I like cycling! I like Strava!! I like APIs!!!. All right lets make some stuff. API link http://strava.github.io/api/ Well not so fast. First you have to find the API key stuff inside of Strava. Not as easy as you would think. You can find the developer page here. http://labs.strava.com/developers/ but that doesn’t have anything about setting up an… Read more »

WordPress 4.4 and missing images

December 11, 2015 at 4:11 pm | Programming, web, Wordpress.

If you have upgraded your WordPress to 4.4 and have a secure HTTPS URL, you might be experiencing image problems due to a mixed content URL message in the browser. Some browsers will display the content and give you a message that it is mixed and some will block the content all together. The new… Read more »