Archive for April, 2012

Rails cache sweeper redux

Rails cache sweeper redux

| April 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

Michael Mahemoff writes: To be effective, Rails cache sweepers need to be more fully understood.  They know no standard, so you must employ art. He goes on: Sweepers observe both your models and your controllers, but most workarounds focus on their controller nature.  Importantly: the sweeper must be explicitly added as an observer. Even more […]

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WordPress Development: Bypassing the Settings API

WordPress Development: Bypassing the Settings API

| April 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

The following is a guest post by Andy Walpole. There are many parts of the WordPress API which are fantastic but there are also other parts which, I would argue, are lacking. The Settings API was introduced in version 2.7 to allow the semi-automation of form creation. All credible Content Management Systems and frameworks have […]

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Clark is Wrong About Nielsen Being Wrong About Mobile

Clark is Wrong About Nielsen Being Wrong About Mobile

| April 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Earlier last week, I was pleasantly surprised when Jacob Nielsen posted a report on mobile web design which closely mirrored my own philosophy. The key takeaway of the article is that mobile specific sites are more effective than full content sites with mobile friendly presentation. After reading the article, I hoped the findings would put […]

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How to Install and Customize Varnish for WordPress

How to Install and Customize Varnish for WordPress

| April 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

The following is a guest post by Austin Gunter of WPEngine.com. If you’re looking to boost performance for a content-heavy WordPress installation, adding a cache like Varnish is a great way to boost your site’s performance. NB – This is an advanced topic, and only relevant if you have full control over your server (e.g. […]

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