Posts Tagged: web design

WordPress SEO Tweaks Without Plugins

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If possible I like to tweak WordPress installs and avoid adding extraneous plugins. Generally the more plugins you have, the slower your WordPress site loads, and you can have compatibility issues when you upgrade. One area for consideration is duplicate content, and there are a number of excellent plugins available for handling duplicate content issues. [...]

Squeeze Your CSS Files Into Shape

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Reducing file size without compromising functionality is important for forward-thinking web developers. Many modern CSS-driven websites use huge external CSS files of anything up to about 20-25kb. By using CSS shorthand the overall file size can be reduced, increasing the speed of page loads and decreasing bandwidth usage. Another method is to use a compression [...]

GZIP HTML Content on Shared Hosting

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If you host your website on a shared Apache hosting account, it’s highly unlikely that you will have access to the httpd.conf file to set default GZIP compression for your website files. A quick and simple alternative is to set GZIP compression on each page so that you can effectively compress the HTML output content [...]