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Archive for October, 2012

Fetch external content with pipes

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 by Servage
Pipes is a great concept to get content from external sources and include it on you page. Obviously this is not meant as a copy-machine, to simply steal content from everyone else and present it as your own - but rather a useful aggregation service if you need to collect content or snippets from multiple sources. The customizability is great and you can fetch exactly what you want in the format you wish. Yahoo Pipes is a great tool, the developers describe it: Pipes is a powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web. Like Unix pipes, simple commands can be combined together to create output ...

Minify your script code for faster load times

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 by Servage
Have you ever thought about how the way you code affects file sizes? Nice formating, line breaks, documentation, it all adds to your script files. Take a JavaScript file for example. Mainly a bunch of static code, which rarely changes, but filled with a lot of unnecessary information. If your remove that, you could get pretty small files - adding to the overall performance of your website. If you wish to minify your files, this removing all the unnecessary clutter, then you don't want to do it manually. It would be a crazy job, which had to be repeated with every update to the file. What you want is Minify, an open ...