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Push Zone Supports WebP and Brotli

Push Zone Supports WebP and Brotli

The feature WebP caching and Brotli compression is now also available for Push Zones! WebP caching is automatically active once Image Processing is enabled and will transform images to WebP if the client supports the format. Image hosting in combination with WebP has never been easier. Brotli compression is now also enabled for all Push Zones by default which results in great performance improvements. The feature allows to upload assets with custom compression.

May 6, 2020 Read more
JavaScript Libraries

JavaScript Libraries

JavaScript is an integral part of any web application and its importance continues to grow. With the expanded demands, an easier means to interface with JavaScript in web development became increasingly important. Web developers could, if they wanted to waste a lot of time, continue to write their own code for everything they needed. On the other hand, a good programmer knows when to use a code that has already been written by someone else but works for their current need.

April 16, 2020 Read more

CSS Import

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are the design foundation of most websites. It describes how the elements should be rendered on screen. This is where the CSS @import at-rule steps in to help. The @import rule tells the CSS engine to import an external style sheet into another style sheet. This allows style rules from a style sheet to be added to another style sheet. This rule can also be used in combination with media queries to import a style sheet based on the device type.

March 5, 2020 Read more

Push Zone Supports Image Processing

Push Zones are now seamlessly supporting Image Processing! This allows global image hosting without having the images hosted on another origin server. The complete feature set of Image Processing is now also available for Push Zones. It only takes a few steps to upload and transform images. Our edge servers are directly linked to our global storage cluster, which ensures faster loading times of images. This is ideal for delivering images of any size with low latency regardless of where the user is located.

February 13, 2020 Read more

RUM vs APM

In the world of application development, there are two acronyms professionals must be familiar with to be successful: RUM and APM. These acronyms, which stand for real user monitoring and application performance monitoring, are software monitoring processes essential to measuring and evaluating applications in many different areas. Developers use APM as part of a broader strategy to ensure certain goals are met while RUM is a more narrow tool to support that strategy.

January 23, 2020 Read more

New Dashboard Launched

We've developed an all-new dashboard that comes with a new look! You'll benefit from better usability and many small improvements. The new dashboard offers excellent performance and better workflows. This will allow you to manage your Zones more efficiently. With the new dashboard, we can ensure improved responsiveness for tablets and mobile phones. Our Image Processing service now better integrates into the new dashboard and is easier to use. New features in the dashboard The newly developed dashboard comes with lots of features:

January 16, 2020 Read more

Canonicalization Explained

Canonicalization can be defined as, "A process for converting data that has more than one possible representation into one standard and approved format." What that means is that every resource on a given website should have a single URL (Uniform Resource Locator) rather than multiple URLs hosting identical content. When websites have more than one URL, they rank lower in search engines and their content may not be as accessible or as popular as it otherwise could be.

December 12, 2019 Read more

Image Processing Supports Focal Point Crop

We've extended our Image Processing service with a new focal point crop feature! It adds to our exisiting crop operation by allowing an image crop and an optional zoom at certain coordinates of the image. The coordinates can be absolute or relative to the image dimensions. An extra debug parameter displays the coordinates on the image in order to find the right position for the crop. Any image processing operation can be used in combination with focal point crop.

December 5, 2019 Read more

Image Processing Supports Watermark

We've extended our Image Processing service with a new watermark feature! This new operation allows an image to be placed on top of another image. It seamlessly integrates into our existing service. The image overlay process consists of two parts, the base image and the overlay image. The base image can still be transformed and optimized with any image processing parameter. Once the base image has been modified, the overlay image is added on top.

November 7, 2019 Read more

Chrome DevTools - 20+ Tips and Tricks

Google Chrome is currently one of the most popular web browsers used by developers today. According to StatCounter, as of September 2019, Google Chrome holds 63.72% browser market share across the globe. The Chrome DevTools can greatly improve your workflow by helping you develop, test, and debug your websites right within your browser. Many of you probably use Chrome DevTools on a regular basis, but check out these additional tips and tricks to enhance your productivity.

October 31, 2019 Read more
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