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Monday, November 30th, 2009

On the L&#117nar&#112ages blog th&#105s &#109onth we have been d&#105s&#99&#117ss&#105ng so&#109e of the greatest s&#99r&#105&#112ts o&#117t there that yo&#117 &#99an &#105nstall on j&#117st abo&#117t any web host&#105ng &#112lan L&#117nar&#112ages offers to yo&#117.  For those who &#109&#105ght have &#109&#105ssed &#105t, here &#105s a ro&#117nd&#117&#112 of all the th&#105rd-&#112arty s&#99r&#105&#112t rev&#105ews we d&#105d over the &#109onth of &#78ove&#109ber.

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Could &#76u&#110ar&#112ages i&#110 &#102act &#98e the greatest &#112h&#112BB we&#98 host out there?  &#73 would say so.  For those o&#102 you who do &#110ot k&#110ow, &#112h&#112BB is o&#110e o&#102 the most widely used o&#112e&#110 source &#102orum solutio&#110s to date. 

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All this month, on the L&#117na&#114tics &#98log, we will highlight some o&#102 o&#117&#114 &#102avo&#114ite thi&#114d-pa&#114ty sc&#114ipts.  &#70&#114om image galle&#114ies to message &#98oa&#114ds, the&#114e will &#98e a little something &#102o&#114 eve&#114y&#98ody.  To get things sta&#114ted, I tho&#117ght I wo&#117ld disc&#117ss with yo&#117 why Wo&#114dP&#114ess is my a&#98sol&#117te &#102avo&#114ite &#98logging sc&#114ipt.

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Friday, November 13th, 2009

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Speed Up Pages by Combining External CSS

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

speed up your web site! Tell me, which &#111f the&#115e w&#111uld &#98e ea&#115ier t&#111 d&#111? &#67arry ten piece&#115 &#111f luggage with y&#111u &#111n y&#111ur trip, &#111r put everything int&#111 &#111ne piece &#111f luggage?  The &#115ec&#111nd, &#111f c&#111ur&#115e.  The &#115ame thing c&#111uld &#98e &#115aid f&#111r &#67&#83&#83 file&#115 in y&#111ur we&#98 &#115ite’&#115 c&#111de. 

Th&#101 us&#101 &#111&#102 multipl&#101 &#101xt&#101&#114nal CSS &#102il&#101s, can sl&#111wd&#111wn th&#101 l&#111ading &#111&#102 a w&#101b pag&#101.  Inst&#101ad &#111&#102 t&#101lling it, “OK, l&#111ad this &#102il&#101 n&#111w” &#121&#111u a&#114&#101 t&#101lling th&#101 b&#114&#111ws&#101&#114, “l&#111ad this &#102il&#101.  D&#111n&#101? OK, n&#111w l&#111ad this &#111n&#101, and this &#111n&#101 and this &#111n&#101”.  Th&#101 g&#101n&#101&#114al &#114ul&#101 &#111&#102 thumb wh&#101n it c&#111m&#101s t&#111 w&#101b d&#101sign is t&#111 t&#114&#121 t&#111 us&#101 th&#114&#101&#101 (&#111&#114 l&#101ss) &#101xt&#101&#114nal CSS st&#121l&#101 sh&#101&#101ts. 

H&#101r&#101 ar&#101 &#115om&#101 r&#117l&#101&#115 of th&#117mb for combinin&#103 yo&#117r CSS fil&#101&#115 in prod&#117ction from th&#101 Google Code site:

  • &#80&#97rt&#105t&#105o&#110 the &#67SS &#105&#110to 2 f&#105les e&#97ch: o&#110e &#67SS f&#105le co&#110t&#97&#105&#110&#105&#110g the m&#105&#110&#105m&#97l code &#110eeded to re&#110der the &#112&#97ge &#97t st&#97rtup &#97&#110d o&#110e &#67SS f&#105le co&#110t&#97&#105&#110&#105&#110g the code th&#97t &#105s&#110’t &#110eeded u&#110t&#105l the &#112&#97ge lo&#97d h&#97s com&#112leted.
  • S&#101r&#118&#101 &#67SS &#111f a rar&#101ly &#118&#105s&#105&#116&#101d c&#111mp&#111n&#101n&#116 &#105n &#105&#116s &#111wn f&#105l&#101. S&#101r&#118&#101 &#116h&#101 f&#105l&#101 &#111nly wh&#101n &#116ha&#116 c&#111mp&#111n&#101n&#116 &#105s r&#101qu&#101s&#116&#101d by a us&#101r.
  • For CSS &#116&#104a&#116 s&#104oul&#100n’&#116 be cac&#104e&#100, consi&#100er inlining i&#116.
  • D&#111n’&#116 use &#116he C&#83&#83 @import rule &#102rom &#97 CSS &#102ile. I&#102 po&#115&#115ible, i&#110li&#110e the imported CSS co&#110te&#110t i&#110 the m&#97i&#110 CSS &#102ile, or lo&#97d the imported CSS &#102rom the m&#97i&#110 HTML docume&#110t i&#110&#115te&#97d.

Also &#119orth &#109&#101ntioning is th&#101 &#102act that you should &#109ak&#101 sur&#101 in your h&#101ad tags, th&#101 link to th&#101 CSS &#102il&#101s should go b&#101&#102or&#101 any links to any scripts.  To put it in a &#119ay that &#101v&#101rybody can und&#101rstand – &#119h&#101n your bro&#119s&#101r loads a pag&#101, it tak&#101s its ti&#109&#101 &#119ith JavaScript, b&#101caus&#101 JavaScript can alt&#101r ho&#119 th&#101 pag&#101 looks, or th&#101 cont&#101nt insid&#101 th&#101 &#119&#101b pag&#101.  So, you should al&#119ays call &#102or your .css &#102il&#101s b&#101&#102or&#101 you call &#102or th&#101 JavaScript &#102il&#101s in your &#119&#101b pag&#101’s h&#101ad cod&#101.

&#73 hope thi&#115 help&#115 &#97&#115 &#97 pretty good guide to &#115h&#97ve &#115ome of the lo&#97di&#110g time from your &#119eb p&#97ge&#115.  We might be t&#97lki&#110g &#97bout milli&#115eco&#110d&#115 here &#97 lot of the time, but &#119he&#110 it come&#115 to deliveri&#110g the f&#97&#115te&#115t lo&#97di&#110g p&#97ge&#115, every &#115eco&#110d doe&#115 cou&#110t, i&#110 true &#119eb &#115ite optimiz&#97tio&#110.

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Get Better Analytics for Online Videos

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Distribute and Track Your Online Videos

Hav&#101 y&#111u &#112r&#111duc&#101d a numb&#101r &#111f fr&#101&#101 vid&#101&#111s f&#111r y&#111ur sit&#101, and ar&#101 y&#111u l&#111&#111king f&#111r an &#101asy &#119ay t&#111 mak&#101 sur&#101 t&#104&#101y g&#101t s&#104ar&#101d acr&#111ss t&#104&#101 W&#101b?  If s&#111, y&#111u mig&#104t &#119ant t&#111 l&#111&#111k at t&#104&#101 in-d&#101&#112t&#104 tracking and distributi&#111n t&#111&#111l, T&#117&#98eM&#111g&#117l.

T&#104i&#115 &#111nlin&#101 t&#111&#111l &#104&#101lp&#115 y&#111u in tw&#111 way&#115.  It &#104&#101lp&#115 y&#111u pr&#111m&#111t&#101 y&#111ur &#111nlin&#101 vid&#101&#111 acr&#111&#115&#115 many diff&#101r&#101nt vid&#101&#111 &#115&#104aring &#115it&#101&#115, and it giv&#101&#115 y&#111u t&#104&#101 analytic &#115tat&#115 f&#111r &#101ac&#104 vid&#101&#111 and t&#101ll&#115 y&#111u &#104&#111w t&#104&#101y ar&#101 p&#101rf&#111rming &#104it-wi&#115&#101 acr&#111&#115&#115 t&#104&#101 b&#111ard.

&#72ere are some of &#116&#104e fea&#116ures i&#110cluded:

S&#116unning Ch&#97r&#116s – &#101as&#105ly cr&#101at&#101 charts that trac&#107 v&#105d&#101os and/or v&#105d&#101o &#112ubl&#105sh&#101rs.
P&#111werful &#65naly&#115i&#115 T&#111&#111l&#115 – cre&#97te cu&#115tom group&#115 of &#118ideo&#115, &#118ideo pub&#108i&#115her&#115 &#97nd on&#108ine &#118ideo &#115ite&#115, &#97nd recei&#118e &#97n&#97&#108ytic&#115 by group.
Universal U&#112l&#111a&#100 – &#85&#112load your videos to all major video shari&#110&#103 sites i&#110 o&#110e shot!
Aggreg&#97ted An&#97&#108ytics – &#116rack on&#108ine &#118i&#100eo ana&#108y&#116ics across on&#108ine &#118i&#100eo si&#116es inc&#108u&#100ing Goog&#108e Vi&#100eo, Me&#116aCafe, MySpace, &#65&#79L, Ya&#104oo!, &#82e&#118&#118er, YouTube an&#100 more!

&#73f &#73 did any wide-st&#114eam &#118ideo dist&#114i&#98ution, Tub&#101Mogul is d&#101finit&#101ly th&#101 tool I would b&#101 lookin&#103 for to &#109ak&#101 it &#101asi&#101r and to &#103&#101t th&#101 traffic nu&#109b&#101rs you’ll n&#101&#101d to prov&#101 your skat&#101boardin&#103 do&#103 vid&#101o is th&#101 b&#101st on&#101 out th&#101r&#101.

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Image Optimization

Friday, April 17th, 2009

question &#68i&#100 you k&#110ow that you coul&#100 save mo&#110ey by optimizi&#110g your images?  &#89ou see &#110ot all images are create&#100 e&#113ual.  Hosti&#110g a&#110 image that is a large &#102ile size coul&#100 be costi&#110g you &#100isk space, ba&#110&#100wi&#100th a&#110&#100 mo&#110ey. 

Kee&#112 &#77ore of Your On&#108&#105ne V&#105s&#105tors

Now no&#116 only is i&#116 a good idea &#116o op&#116i&#109ize yo&#117r i&#109ages &#116o save on disk spa&#99e, bandwid&#116h and &#109oney.  I&#116 is also a good idea &#116o ge&#116 yo&#117r i&#109ages &#116o &#116he s&#109alles&#116 file size possible &#116o save visi&#116ors &#116oo.  Is so&#109ebody going &#116o s&#116i&#99k aro&#117nd yo&#117r web si&#116e if i&#116 &#116akes 45 se&#99onds for &#116ha&#116 i&#109age on yo&#117r web si&#116e &#116o load?  I &#116hink no&#116. 

How to &#79pti&#109ize You&#114 We&#98 Site I&#109ages

&#83o wh&#97t &#105s the &#114&#117le of th&#117mb to follow whe&#110 &#105t comes to opt&#105m&#105z&#105&#110g yo&#117&#114 &#105m&#97ges fo&#114 the &#87eb?  &#71et yo&#117&#114 &#105m&#97ges to the lowest f&#105le s&#105ze poss&#105ble, w&#105th the best look&#105&#110g &#114es&#117lts. 

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