Crappy Androids Hurt the Economy

I run an experimental site on the side currently made up of several WebP images per page (with no JPEG fallback), oftentimes extremely high res. Don’t ask what the pictures are...

Github Under Heavy Attack

Quite possibly with much help from Adobe’s leaked text file containing email addresses and password hints of 153,004,874 customers (download link), Github users are seeing far more failed login attempts than...

uProxy, Google’s Answer to Tor

Using the web anonymously by means of Tor and VPNs to get around an oppressive country’s surveillance and restrictive filters (EG Iran and China’s “Great Firewall”), to blow whistles, to go...

Liveblog: Google NYC Web Performance Conference

I’m attending a full-day conference put together by Google in their downtown New York office today, the topic being things that make web faster, which I hold near and dear to...

Mozilla, you’re killing me…

In 2010 a Firefox user submitted a bug to the Mozilla developers requesting that they implement WebP (the most powerful image format in the world) into Firefox. Now in its fourth...

Google Improves Scroogling User Experience

Hey! You know how when you click on a link for something you just googled your browser first connects to Google to let Google hack your webcam and know what you...

Netflix to Mozilla: Give Us WebP

Netflix has joined the ranks of marquee heavyhitter names that include Facebook and Wikipedia which, in a bid to save massive amounts of bandwidth and money and to improve user experience, is...

Reconsidering gzip

When our server generates a webpage to send to your browser, among other tricks, using a piece of software called gzip, it compresses the text associated with each page – the...

Google Still Making the Web QUIC’er

If your website takes more than a second to load, your bounce rate, engagement and overall traffic suffers. By not doing everything you can to break the 1000ms-to-glass barrier, you are...

Dev Already Distributing WebP-Enabled Firefox

If you thought part of the big WebP adoption holdup by Mozilla had anything to do with implementing its support involving a significant undertaking to code it in, nope; it seems...