Facebook Engineer Appeals to Firefox to Adopt WebP Natively

Bryan Alger of Facebook went on what’s becoming a somewhat famous Mozilla bug tracker thread to ask them to do the right thing: I am the Facebook engineer examining the adoption of...

Nginx 1.4 Lights Up Google’s SPDY and PageSpeed!

Nginx, the second most popular web server, venerated for its speed and exceptional performance particularly with static content, reverse proxies and VPS setups among other purposes (a server we might want...

Well, Mozilla?

Citing increasing demand from large websites (perhaps Facebook?) Mozilla’s Firefox developers decided to reconsider adopting the superior but not so ubiquitously-supported image format WebP. Hallelujah, I thought, not figuring zero progress...

Internet Explorer Still Wide Open to SSL Sniffing

It was revealed in 2009 that with just five requirements, one of which is a cold beer, another being a freely-available piece of code called SSLstrip, you (or the Iranians) may...

This Site Is Too Damn Slow

Microsoft and Google have revealed that the longer your site takes to load, particularly beyond one second, the significantly more likely your overall traffic including engagement and retention will suffer as...

Speed Matters

I just watched an ironically-long lecture by Google’s Ilya Grigorik who is part of their Make the Web Faster initiative. Most fascinating lecture I’ve heard, maybe. You might want to watch it too; but if not, let me try to give you the takeaways. You could have guessed the gist of this, but not its severity: The [...]

Firefox Devs Leaning Toward WebP

Oh happy day! In light of “new data that shows that WebP has valid use cases and advantages” Mozilla Firefox developers have decided to explore supporting the awesome format natively in...

Microsoft’s IE Will Support Google’s SPDY!!

Normally Microsoft only steals embraces things of Google’s that Google isn’t looking to hand out for free while snubbing Google on the things they create, open source and free, to make...