Icon Fonts vs SVGs – Which One Should You Use In 2018?

icon fonts vs svgs

Graphical icons are a crucial component of almost every website or app. Although icons are typically small in size by nature, selecting a format for your web icons is not a trivial decision. Aside from the standard image formats, web developers have two main options: SVGs or icon fonts. Which one should you use? Let’s see how the two formats compare in terms of performance, flexibility, and accessibility.

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100+ Awesome Web Development Tools and Resources

web development tools

The best and worst thing about being a web developer is that the web is constantly changing. While this is exciting it also means that web developers must always be proactive in learning new techniques or programming languages, adapting to changes, and be willing and eager to accept new challenges. This could include tasks such as adapting existing frameworks to meet business requirements, testing a website to identify technical problems, or optimizing and scaling a site to better perform with the back-end infrastructure.  We thought we would compile a comprehensive list of web development tools and resources that can help you be more productive, stay informed, and become a better developer.

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8 Video Optimization Tips for Faster Loading Times

video optimization

Adding videos to your website can sometimes be a double-edged sword. Web users love high-resolution videos, but if your website isn’t optimized to handle them, such content can cause performance problems. This guide to video optimization explains how to make sure your multimedia content is increasing conversions instead of driving away users.

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KeyCDN Launches POP in Auckland

pop in auckland

Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve launched yet another POP location to help further supercharge our network’s content delivery speeds. Our newest point of presence has been launched in Auckland, New Zealand! The new POP is in production and has been automatically added to all existing zones.

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KeyCDN Launches New POPs In Melbourne and Perth

pop in melbourne perth

Expanding globally and providing our customers with a growing network of POPs to help improve the speed of their content is always at the top of our minds, here at KeyCDN.  That’s why today we’d like to announce that we’ve just launched two new points of presence (POP) in Melbourne and Perth, Australia! These new POPs are in production and have been automatically added to all existing zones.

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An Overview of the RAIL Performance Model

rail performance model

How do you measure web performance? Whether you care more about speed or image quality, you should always consider multiple metrics when optimizing your web apps. Fortunately, the RAIL model provides an accurate and comprehensive way to evaluate the user experience so that you can make meaningful improvements.

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Google PageSpeed Insights – Scoring 100/100 with WordPress

google pagespeed insights

Running speed tests with tools like Google PageSpeed Insights, WebPageTest, or KeyCDN’s site speed test are always a good way to help gauge your website’s performance. While these metrics can be very helpful it is also important to keep this data in perspective. While they can provide valuable information to help optimize your website, don’t forget about perceived performance, specifically the user’s experience. With that being said, see how we easily achieved a 100/100 score with WordPress and Google PageSpeed Insights.

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