Generally, when our clients ask us to help launch new websites or applications, we take on Boyle Software’s “expected tasks” like site hosting, back-end database integration, front-end development, and other things related to standard development responsibilities. But did you know that we also offer a full range of design and product management services too? Recently we’ve been providing this type of support for several new sites in partnership with our client Harland Clarke.
We spend a good deal of time touting our work for “bigger” clients – but we take just as much pride in our work for the “smaller” ones. Over the years we have done lots of work for non-profits like NYC Swim and the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation and we’re pleased to have recently added the Five Boroughs Bicycle Club to our client roster.
It is a well-known fact that external links can be opened in a new browser window via
target="_blank". It is a little-known fact that this can cause security risks and performance issues on your own webpage.
Chrome 60 will be released to the public very soon but there are two handy frontend tools worth noting, which were introduced in Chrome 59: identify unused CSS and JS on a particular page and take a full page screenshot.
Nowadays site loading time became a very important parameter, especially when it comes to the search engine rankings.
If you’ll test your site with Google Pagespeed tool, it will probably show that your site has some issues with content-blocking stylesheets. This means that the browser won’t paint content to the screen until your CSS has been downloaded. To fix this issue, Google recommends us to split our styles into two parts: critical (above-the-fold) and non-critical. Critical CSS should be inlined in the header meanwhile non-critical needs to be loaded asynchronously, so a user could see styled content as soon as possible. Continue reading
The increasing number of new articles and blog posts about CSS grids are a strong indication of how powerful this new CSS layout module already is, even if it’s not fully supported by all browsers yet. We can create more complex layouts – with much less CSS code!
The day has come. There is no need any more for floats or tables or other hacks to create page layouts on the web. CSS can do it. Finally, it has its own tools for laying out pages properly.
It was completely unexpected. Out-of-the-blue I was asked today by one of my co-workers to write a blog post. I thought hard about which new front-end development tools I have been using lately, but couldn’t think of anything that had had a significant impact on my professional life recently. Then I looked at today’s date and I realized that it is my 20-year anniversary here at Boyle Software. These twenty years certainly had a significant impact on my life…
Everyone is using Varnish to speed up their sites nowadays. Varnish greatly decreases page load time on websites with mostly anonymous traffic. But many anonymous sites still need to personalize content a bit based on user geo location, time-of-day, the languages the browser claims to support, etc.