You’re a Terrible Client!
I recently had the pleasure to write for Web Designer Depot about the struggles web designers face in doing their own work (I’ll admit being very relieved that the majority of comments and tweets are agreeing, and that it’s not just me).
I thought the title was quirky and might draw in more readers than something else, but one hilarious downside is seeing how negative it appears when you see dozens of them together in Twitter Search. I don’t really think you’re terrible. Go get ‘em champ!
My colleague Paul has done it again. He showed me a very strange thing in the new Firefox inspector (not to be confused with Firebug). If you have WebGL all set up right you can right-click on any site, Inspect Element (Q) and then view in 3D. If you can’t do this on your machine check out these mind blowing screen shots. Continue reading
Gzip is a GNU zip compression that can be applied to files (according to this Wikipedia article that made me cross-eyed by the second sentence). I’ve seen it lots in various tools for exporting data, but did you know that you can use it to compress JS / CSS on your sites? Simply pop in a block of code into your htaccess file and suddenly your site will see much smaller files being called.
The somewhat crass service Gzip WTF will crawl your site to show you what’s going on. Here’s a before and after for ArleyM.com. Continue reading