Self host static assets

Now this may seem counter-intuitive, but stay with me.  Please self host your static assets. There was a big trend a few years ago (probably more than a few) to use CDNs, especially for third party libraries, such as jQuery.  And yes, I fell into this trap as well. The idea behind it was pretty…

New Cloudflare app – Instant Page

I wrote a post 3 months ago about pre-fetching links to improve performance.  This post talked about a library called instant.page, which is a free and open source library that uses just-in-time preloading, meaning it preloads a page right before a user clicks on it. Pages are preloaded only when there’s a good chance that a user…

Sonarwhal renamed to Webhint

A little over a year ago I wrote a post about testing your website with sonarwhal, a new tool I’d heard about for testing you website for security, performance and accessibility issues.  I then followed that up with a post about sonarwhal via the command line. I did promise to go through and fix all the issues…

WordPress Cron jobs solved

WordPress has an interesting mechanism referred to as “cron”, but it’s not cron as you may know it, if you’re of a more technical leaning. There are a number of background tasks that need to run in order to keep a WordPress site ticking along nicely.  For example, scheduled posts.  Ever wondered how these actually…