Update: If you are using WordPress, I have written what I think is the most comprehensive tutorial on optimizing PageSpeed for WordPress sites. Give it a read.
A key site design consideration is how big your page is since that will have a direct affect on how quickly it loads in visitors’ browsers. Slow load times are a primary cause of people abandoning a … [ Read more ]
Modular design is pretty much what it sounds like – designing code modules that can be reused multiple times (i.e., on multiple pages or even multiple sites). The most obvious modules that may come to mind are the site’s header, footer and sidebar(s) but as you become more comfortable coding in this style you will quickly see many other opportunities to use modular design.
The first … [ Read more ]
Talking about redirects could quickly become very technical and quite boring but I will limit myself to the basics – why you would want/need to use a redirect and what you need to consider once you do use a redirect.
There are many instances where you might like to use a redirect – refreshing a page, transferring from one domain to another (e.g. from mydomain.com to … [ Read more ]