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.
Noto stands for “No Tofu” or “No More Tofo.” While you might think it’s my latest frustration with a healthy diet, it’s actually the name for Google’s latest attempt to wrestle over 800 natural languages into a single, universal font.
Serving a website from Amazon S3 is great: it’s fast, it’s inexpensive, and it doesn’t require maintaining a web server. But this simplicity can be limiting, coming at a price: you can only serve absolutely static files; there is no server-side logic whatsoever.
On the other hand, we are now seeing the rise of so called “API-first content management systems.” These systems, in true cloud spirit, are usually provided as a hosted service, give you a standardized user interface for structuring and managing your content, but do not deal with any aspects of your content presentation. They don’t deal with themes, templates, pages, etc. Instead, you have a fast and simple RESTful API that gives you access to your content and you are free to render it with whatever presentation you want outside of the CMS.
We are happy to announce that Boyle Software’s relationship with cosmetics giant Avon continues – now with the newly formed New Avon LLC, as the company’s North American division has recently been rechristened. It’s a privilege to lend technical expertise and support to a brand as universally recognized and respected as Avon.
According to Kissmetrics, “47 percent of visitors expect a website to load in less than 2 seconds, and 40 percent of visitors will leave the website if the loading process takes more than 3 seconds.” [Source] Wow, only 2-3 seconds! We have to deliver our content really quickly. While our back-end team is working every day on a back-end optimization, what can we do on a front-end?
SAT question: Borg is to Google, as Mesos is to Twitter, as DC/OS is to what? Ben Hindman would like you to think – your own company. Cade Metz has a decent article in the latest Wired magazine about DC/OS and how it could be used by practically every company out there.
The bullets and numbers in HTML lists can easily be customized. Using the CSS content property we can give the bullets a different color or display the numbers in a bold font. The content property is used to generate content before or after an HTML element via the :before and :after pseudo-elements.