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Concrete and simple examples for responsive HTML images

Concrete and simple examples for responsive HTML images

By Philipp Kamps  | November 22, 2018  |  User experience, Web solutions

In HTML you can implement responsive images. That means that you specify multiple image variations (lower and higher resolution images) and let the browser pick the best fitting image for the given screen size. For a responsive website you want to render large images (higher resolution) on bigger screens like a desktop PC screen, and smaller images (lower resolution) on mobile phones.

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Improving website performance as a money-saving (and money-making) exercise

Improving website performance as a money-saving (and money-making) exercise

I recently did a performance review for a server setup running more than 200 websites. The infrastructure is hosted at Amazon Web Services (AWS). It contains multiple web servers behind multiple Varnish caching servers, uses Relational Database Service (RDS) for database storage, and uses Elastic File System (EFS) for storing assets like content images and documents. There were several areas of performance optimization to be done, which was a good development exercise and resulted in an improved user experience. Most importantly, though, the results also saved bandwidth; reduced the number of servers, number of CPUs, and amount of RAM required; and saved money! A faster site also improves SEO, which will drive more visitors / customers to your site, and will increase conversions.

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A simple Sass integration for eZ Publish

A simple Sass integration for eZ Publish

Working with CSS preprocessors like Sass or Less is much more fun than working with pure CSS. Here's a simple shell script to integrate Sass into your eZ Publish project.

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Switching CDNs from Akamai to Amazon CloudFront

Switching CDNs from Akamai to Amazon CloudFront

By Philipp Kamps  | March 23, 2017  |  Business solutions, Site performance

For one of our high-traffic clients, we switched the Content Delivery Network (CDN) from Akamai to Amazon CloudFront. This blog post looks at why we decided to change the CDN and describes the switching process. Plus we share some useful tips about how to configure CloudFront.

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