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31
Jan

Open-sourcing Chrome on iOS!

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Historically, the code for Chrome for iOS was kept separate from the rest of the Chromium project due to the additional complexity required for the platform. After years of careful refactoring, all of this code is rejoining Chromium and being moved into the open-source repository. Due to constraints of the iOS platform, all browsers must be built on top of the WebKit rendering engine. For Chromium, this means supporting both WebKit as well as Blink, Chrome’s rendering engine for other platforms. That created some extra complexities which we wanted to […]

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30
Jan

Performance improvements in Chrome’s rendering pipeline

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Speed is one of Chrome’s four core principles, enabling web developers to provide users with faster, more engaging web experiences. While many components in the browser contribute to overall speed, the rendering pipeline is primarily responsible for ensuring websites display at 60 frames per second (fps), which feels fast and responsive to users. Over the last few months we’ve rolled out several performance improvements to Chrome’s rendering pipeline, making it even smarter about the work it completes. Chrome now more intelligently skips redundant tasks, chooses optimal rendering algorithms, and better […]

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30
Jan

This week's sponsor: FullStory

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29
Jan

Form Validation Snippets: Email Validation with jQuery

Posted by | No Tags | Javascript · Resources · Uncategorized

With jQuery, it’s possible to write code that executes client-side validations for your forms and input fields. A common validation to make is to check whether or not an email address that’s entered into an email field is actually a valid email address (or at least in valid email address format). The following is a great snippet to use to perform your own client side email input validation without having to use a plugin: (function ($) {     $.fn.validateEmail = function () {         return this.each(function […]

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26
Jan

Reload, reloaded: faster and leaner page reloads

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Reload has long been a staple feature of web browsers and kept its original behavior throughout the years, despite the changing landscape of web platform innovations, connectivity, and content consumption patterns. When reloading a page, browsers will check with the web server if cached resources are still usable, a process known as validation. This typically results in hundreds of network requests per page issued to dozens of domains. On mobile devices, the high latency and transient nature of mobile connections mean that this behavior can produce serious performance issues. In […]

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23
Jan

How to Create a Simple Image Slider Using jQuery

Posted by | No Tags | Javascript · Resources · Uncategorized

Image sliders are useful for showing multiple images with cool animations to catch a user’s attention.  Having an image slider/slideshow is a very common functionality that you may find on any website. Creating a simple image slider is pretty easy and it can be implemented easily with jQuery. There are tons of plugins available for creating image sliders using jQuery plugins, but one should be careful while using jQuery plugins as jQuery plugins consumes bandwidth and may increase page load time. If things can be done with jQuery code, one […]

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03
Jan

DigWP Theme Updates!

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Quick post to announce updates for all DigWP themes, free and exclusive. All of our themes are current with the latest version of WordPress, and include lots of new features, bug fixes, and enhancements. 100% ready for action 🙂 The free themes are all free and open-source for everyone, and the exclusive themes are included with purchase of Digging Into WordPress. If you own the book, you can log in and download the updated themes in the DigWP Members Area, at your convenience. Now let’s check ’em out.. Free Themes […]

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