HTTP/3 with Cloudflare

It doesn’t seem like HTTP/2 has really been mainstream that long, but along has come HTTP/3, brand new and bleeding edge. HTTP/2 itself is much quicker than HTTP/1.1 because it allows TCP connections to be multiplexed, meaning more than one file can be sent through the same connection at the same time  (called “streams”).  It’s…

Checking for insecure references

Insecure content is one of those things that can be tricky to find, even though it’s easy to workaround.  Let’s start by being clear about what we’re talking about. Insecure content is when your website itself is using HTTPS (the address starts with https://) but some of the content links (eg. images, javascript, stylsheets, etc.)…

Removing duplicate styles in Gulp

Almost two years ago, I first talked about adding stylesheets into my Gulp file, as part of the development workflow that I was working on at the time (and still am).  Over that time, I’ve experimented further and wanted to update you on the settings I use these days. Back then I was using Gulp 3,…

Cloudflare WARP

Cloudflare originally announced WARP back in April, calling it “A VPN for People Who Don’t Know What V.P.N. Stands For”.  That’s Virtual Private Network, in case you’re wondering.  Well last week they announced that it was finally here! I had already downloaded the 1.1.1.1 app, but I made sure it was up to date and switched on…

Clearing Cloudflare cache in Gulp

Three days ago (yes, still going!) I published a post about saving time with FTP in Gulp, where I added a “deploy” method which uploaded the final build items via FTP. I would always recommend using Cloudflare (you may remember me mentioning them before) as a reverse proxy service protecting your origin server from malicious traffic, DDoS…

Saving time with FTP in Gulp

There are two many focuses when building an efficient development workflow: It needs to produce a well optimised and efficient to run website It needs to make it quicker and easier for the developer to work This post is about the second of these things.  More specifically, how we can save time by getting Gulp…