Legitimate Email Blasts – Avoiding False Positives

Email | Posted by Keefr July 28th, 2015

emailThe page isn’t pretty, but the support team over at Site5 gave me this link from apache.org with some great tips about getting your legitimate emails to their target inboxes, breaking it down into general guidelines, fixing false positives and some additional resources.

Some Tips for Legitimate Senders to Avoid False Positives

Optimizing a Complex Site for Pagespeed

Optimization, WordPress | Posted by Keefr July 6th, 2015

Optimizing a Complex Site for PagespeedThe article linked below goes into some nice detail about improving the speed and perceived speed of a relatively complex WordPress-based web site.

Its biggest point though is in the fact that page speed score shouldn’t overrule actual speed improvements.

Optimizing a Complex Site for Pagespeed

Get Latest Twitter Status Easily with PHP

PHP, Web Development | Posted by Keefr May 28th, 2015

Integrating the latest Tweets from Twitter into your site can been a pain, but here’s a great walkthrough on how to do it quickly easily and correctly with PHP and Twitter’s API.




Source: Get Latest Twitter Status Easily with PHP

WooCommerce Bought By Automattic

WordPress | Posted by Keefr May 21st, 2015

wordpressEven as my company is exploring some e-commerce projects and I had WooCommerce as a front-runner for development platform, I somehow missed that Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com has acquired WooCommerce for an undisclosed amount.

WordPress is definitely looking to beef up its ecommerce offering officially and WooCommerce is a pretty mature product already.

Automattic Buys WooCommerce, The Popular Plugin For Turning WordPress Into A Store

HTML Parsing Quirk To Target Apple Watch

Email | Posted by Keefr May 15th, 2015

markup-htmlApple watch’s rendering of email/email previews spits out all text, stripping HTMLs to their bare core, but not before alerting the Apple Watch user that it did so, making any HTML email’s text contents at least one screen scroll away.

But AppleInsider.com posts about a separate block of code that can be used to target Apple Watch with simple HTML. The caveat is that few mail servers support it. But if you roll your own mail server, this may work for you.

Thanks to an interesting quirk in the way Apple Watch handles email content, users willing to brave a little HTML code can include “hidden” versions of a message specifically formatted for the device.

Source: HTML parsing quirk allows ‘hidden’ email content viewable only on Apple Watch