While working on part of the Branson’s Nantucket website I needed to find a way to reduce page load times. Of course there are many ways to do this but one thing that immediately stood out was JPEG file size. Some JPEGs were 400kb+ and there were a number of them to be loaded on one page. That may be fine for people with super-fast internet connections, but alas many people (myself included) sometime make due with relatively slow connections. What
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While working on a project I needed to use a particular CSS class for a particular WordPress menu item, thankfully the following resources told me how. The first link was the most helpful, but all of them have some insights into menus on WordPress. 🙂 How to Add a Custom Class to a WordPress Menu Item – SevenSparkhttp://sevenspark.com/tutorials/how-to-add-a-custom-class-to-a-wordpress-menu-itemThis is a question I get a lot related to UberMenu – WordPress Mega Menu Plugin, though it’s actually baked into WordPress Core.
Question. Does any one know how to redirect any WordPress Page to a particular other website? Pretty urgent, please help if you can. Thx Laurie Answer. Yes, there are some great plugins that can do exactly what you are requesting! Here are my top three choices: #1 Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin « WordPress Pluginshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quick-pagepost-redirect-plugin/Redirect Pages/Posts to another page/post or external URL. Has edit box as well as global options. Specify the redirect Location and type. For PHP5+ Download Version 5.0.2 #2
Testing out the Blogsy iPad app… So far it is pretty cool. Nice photo uploading and integrated browser. I have not been impressed with the (in)ability to easily and seamlessly deal with linking 🙁 Also the featured image implementation is not as straightforward as I’d hoped for.
I came across Google’s Page Speed Service today, here is the description of their service: Page Speed Service is an online service to automatically speed up loading of your web pages. Page Speed Service fetches content from your servers, rewrites your pages by applying web performance best practices and serves them to end users via Google’s servers across the globe. […] You can run tests to measure the speed up of your site in a few minutes. Page Speed Service is currently offered free
While working on adding rich snippet author info to jdhodges.com I needed to wanted to write an improved about page. So I checked out a variety of ‘about’ pages on tech sites to get some ideas on formatting/style etc. Here are a few that I thought were either particularly well done, or that had something unique about them: About Netbooklive.com – NetbookLive.comhttp://www.netbooklive.com/about/This is a website dedicated to mini laptops and portable computers you can easily carry around on your voyages.
[this post needs to be reformatted and elaborated on, but for now here are the links that helped me get both AUTHOR and RATING rich snippets working on my blog :-)] VERY nice info on configuring GD Star Rating http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/add-rich-snippets-reviews-wordpress-blog/ Good general overview of the task at hand and all the related info http://yoast.com/rich-snippets-everywhere/ http://www.sakthiganesh.com/integrating-google-rich-snippets-wordpress http://wpprobusiness.com/4390/add-rich-snippets-wordpress/ How to test to see if your rich snippets are formatted correctly and visible to Google http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets