This week, Colin took Thursday and Friday for an extended long weekend, to go participate in the bi-annual golf tournament which this time around was down in Washington state.
Development of our projects this week seemed SUPER ACCELERATED — no pun intended, sort of.
There is nothing quite like opening up a highly anticipated package.
We had a couple of “un-boxings” here at i3dTHEMES this week that were pretty awesome.
500,000 lines of code in the WordPress core. That’s a pretty big system. And the bigger the system, the more CPU cycles it takes to render a page.
Some weeks just fly by, at warp speed.
I don’t know about you, but I use checklists for everything. From website setups to camping with the family, checklists are critical to making sure you haven’t forgotten anything important. Like bug repellent.
If you’ve got a slow loading WordPress website, you know awful it is waiting for your pages to load. You wonder whether or not you’re losing visitors, an whether your search engine ranking is hurting because of it.
And you wish there was a simple solution, a simple plugin that just fixed the problem.
Well, we’re excited to announce that development has begun on the WordPress plugin version of the incredible Accelerator website plugin that dramatically improves Google PageSpeed scores.
Accelerator, as a website plugin, installs to a traditional website and in minutes it optimizes the web pages and “ticks off all of the checkboxes” that Google PageSpeed Insights recommends that webmasters optimize in order for their pages to load blazing fast.
All without the webmaster needing to know all the technical mumbo-jumbo.
And now we’re bringing that same functionality to the WordPress platform. Development started April 3rd, and as of the time of this post (April 11th) it is already a week ahead of schedule. Expected completion and release date is July 4th — expect some fireworks!
This plugin will include support for:
- GZIP Compression
- Browser Caching of static resources
- Minification of HTML
- Minification of CSS
- Image Optimization
- Deferral of Render blocking Resources (CSS/JS)
- Automatic detection and injection of critical above the fold CSS
The best part of all of this is that it is expected that you’ll be able to take advantage of all of those features, just as easily as the Accelerator as a Website Plugin version, but right through the WordPress plugin interface.
We are totally killing it this week here in development of our respective projects!
Every day is, more or less, design and development mode here at i3dTHEMES. But this last week of March we started design and development of two new projects.
Sometimes the hardest problems have the easiest solutions, which is why you should never give up.
Working through a problem, just putting in the effort and persevering through whatever challenge you’re up against, whether it’s in working with your website, or in business, or in life, is key.