Page Size and Plugins

After switching to a very minimal blog design, I realised what a huge impact (relatively speaking) libraries like jQuery and plugins like Jetpack can have on the weight of a page.

Moving from CSS Frameworks to CSS Grid

I’ve been playing around with various CSS frameworks for the past eight years. All these frameworks like Foundation, Bootstrap and Blueprint have really only served one purpose for me: to disguise the fact that until now, layout in CSS has been a hack.

Thoughts on the Contrast Swap Technique for Improving Performance

In her post three days ago on CSS Tricks, Una Kravets described a clever technique she discovered for significantly reducing image sizes on the web with little loss of quality. Essentially the idea is this:  Reduce the contrast of the image in Photoshop Re-apply contrast using CSS filter() With this process, Kravets managed to get… Continue reading Thoughts on the Contrast Swap Technique for Improving Performance

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