Any developer bent on performance improvements can carry out the usual optimizations. I can address image optimization. I can move Google Fonts onto our own server. I can even make selective pages static to deliver content faster than possible from a CMS. The biggest issue is the bad expiries on the Hubspot scripts.
Ways Hubspot could address this:read more
Reprinted from http://www.flexiofthemonth.com/mistakes-in-our-campaign-2/2012/06/ A lot of you have been curious as to why we were unable to reach our funding goal in order to begin our flexi-disc singles club. Admittedly, I wasn’t 100% sure either, but after some...read more
“Regular” CMS builds the HTML at the same time it builds the dynamic content. Headless has a largely static foundation of HTML that pulls in the dynamic elements from CMS data. There is so much formatting in current era HTML, so the expensive part of a page load is the themed page. Going headless means the expensive part of the load becomes less expensive as it’s static; and the important content comes in via an AJAX call.read more
The @ symbol says to execute the function, but do not pause and wait for its execution before proceeding. PHP uses this as an error control operator. When prepended to a function or expression in PHP, any error messages that might be generated by that expression will be ignored.
It’s really handy when the script goes to request something from a remote source (eg. file_get_contents() ). It’s not actually multi-threading the application execution, but it does prevent it from tripping over the delay in execution.
In an online world, your website is your business identity; it’s not just your predominant marketing tool, it’s who you are. Whether people are looking for a job, a new business relationship, or just a product to purchase, your website is the first place they go to discover who they may be dealing with. Your site has to convey your vision in a way that makes you stand out from all your competitors; and it needs to do so in seconds.read more
I gave a talk on this topic at the last WordPress Meetup –read more
As mentioned in What are you going to sell? one way to make money online is to feature products for sale by others. That’s the essence of affiliate marketing. You find products and sell them for others. They collect the gross revenue and you collect an affiliate fee. They could sell stuff on their own, but they want you to market products for them and the incentive is money– potentially LOTS of money.read more
If Drupal isn’t your cup of tea, maybe you’d prefer Wordpress? People baffled by the complexity and performance issues of Drupal take to Wordpress.
What if your site is already in Drupal and you don’t want to remake all of those pages and links?
I like is Commerce Node Checkout: it allows a site owner to let the public pay to publish content. In my example, I was using it to let businesses create and pay for advertisements. They would have access to be able to upload the ad of their choice. After hitting “submit” the node / ad is held in an unpublished state while the business user is taken to a checkout page so that they can purchase the publication rights. Nice. Automated. Money-making. In theoryread more