This post is talking about optimising Aljazeera.net website’s Front End to improve the performance more that % in speed. I’ve chosen this website because its one of the top websites in MENA and its ranked as 1,471 on Alexa globally.
Because Arabic websites are lack of Arabic web Fonts, i have developed a website called FontFace.me to serve web fonts for Arabic language.
FontFace.me is a free service to use. I also have FontStatic.com domain to be the CDN to serve CSS and Font files.
A simple guide about how to use Yeoman to setup your web application, test it and then built it for production.
Its the professional way to build your web app.
You all know about Twitter Bootstrap. It’s the top front-end development framework and it’s spreading more and more. And while this framework was made on standards and most of useful components were added to it, some of us may need to override some code of it for his/her needs.
I had a chance to work on that, i mean overriding. Let me explain what I was doing and how I did that.
The 960 Grid systems are the way to develop a faster websites. At the mean time, developing websites should support mobile browsers while mobile usage is increasing. So, supporting all screen sizes called: Responsive web.
I am not writing this to talk about this, i am writing it to give me details and features about several Grid Systems that mostly common. This will help you decide, what to use? and what is suitable for you.
I am here not talking about Server-side improvements. I am here talking about Front-End improvements that really affects the web page speed.
The time spent till the website is running on the client’s browser. If we analyze that time, we will get:
Request Time (in milliseconds)
Server Process Time, or response time (usually in milliseconds)
Downloading web page and files into browser (few to several seconds, depending on internet speed)
Rendering on browser.
Drang n’ Drop in HTML 5 is supported by: IE9+, Firefox 3.6+, Safari 4+, Opera 11+ and Chrome 12+. But its not supported yet for touch devices like Touch Mobiles and Tablets.
Every browser has different CSS properties for less-used actions like: transparency or opacity.
It was something weird to do transparency on your web page because there are lot of different web browsers. To make that easy, I have collected information and generated a CSS class that will work on most of the browsers.
See the Code below:
filter:alpha(opacity=75); is used for Internet Explorer.
-moz-opacity:0.75; is used for Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape browsers (old versions).
-khtml-opacity: 0.75; is used for old versions of Safari.
opacity: 0.75; is used as a standard CSS property for browsers like Firefox 2+ and Safari 3+ and Opera