The start of summer signifies lots of things for people around the world. For many of us it means hot weather, maybe some time off and of course kids running around everywhere being noisy and generally being kids. It also means that with some of this time off, many people look for a good summer project. In this post I'll list seven ideas for you to research and discover that will really boost your productivity when working with Joomla, and I'll even throw in a bonus idea for free if you read through to the end. So, whether you plan on lounging on the beach with your laptop this summer or not, there's something here for you to discover.
We all want our Joomla websites to perform well. How to get there is sometimes a mystery. The quote, "You can't improve what you don't measure," has been used often in almost every field, from management to sports. If you want to make something better, you better know where you're starting from. There are plenty of website tools out there, and many of them are free. In this article, we'll be taking a look at one that we've already referenced in previous articles. GTmetrix.com is a site that you should know about if you don't already, but be careful, it can be addicting.
We, like many in the web development world, have been slightly obsessed with optimization lately. Joomla is somewhat known for being difficult to optimize well for both speed and security, so it's seen as slow and insecure by some in the web development world. It can even feel that way for Joomla site developers who can't quite get their heads around how to configure things properly. Is Joomla really that difficult to optimize? Is the bad rep it gets deserved? In this article, we discuss a solution that may solve most of the problem for almost everyone...and it's dead simple.
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Every webmaster wants the sites that they manage to load faster. Highly optimized, quick loading pages are important for many reasons. A speedy site, according to Google, is good for SEO. Mobile devices, where bandwidth is limited, definitely need quick loading websites. This is also very important from a usability perspective as we all know how quickly we navigate away from a page that just hangs as everything loads. It seems that nothing is more frustrating these days than a slow loading web page. In a matter of seconds, people will decide to go elsewhere. Let's look at one way to prevent that from happening.