Facebook’s development team has decided to open-source another great tool. They’ve released a smaller project called Draft.js, which is a React.js component that lets developers build rich text editors (RTEs, also known as WYSIWYG editors).
As they explained: “Draft.js makes it easy to build any type of rich text input, whether you’re just looking to support a few inline text styles or building a complex text editor for composing long-form articles”
Google today announced that its latest PageSpeed modules help render pages up to 2x faster, particularly on mobile devices
As a major aspect of its mission to accelerate the Web, Google today announced the latest version of its mod_pagespeed (Apache) and ngx_pagespeed (NGINX) modules include new enhancements that improve performance. Google says it is seeing pages rendering up to 2x faster, especially on mobile devices.
This speedup comes thanks to two new PageSpeed optimizations (the first two) and existing PageSpeed optimizations (the last two:
prioritize_critical_css finds the CSS rules that are used to initially render your page.
The critical image beacon identifies the images that appear on screen when your page is first rendered and uses this to guide lazyload_images and inline_preview_images.
convert_jpeg_to_webp reduces the size of images that are downloaded by webp-capable browsers.
PageSpeed ships with a set of core filters designed to safely optimize the content of your site without affecting the look or behavior of your site. In addition, it provides a number of more advanced filters which can be turned on by the site owner to gain higher performance improvements.
PageSpeed can be deployed and customized for individual web sites, as well as being used by large hosting providers and CDNs to help their users improve performance of their sites, lower the latency of their pages, and decrease bandwidth usage.
So at this point, you’ve probably heard all about Google’s new algorithm, named Hummingbird. This was an giant change for Google, and if you’ve seen a drop in your site activity, this could be the reason!
So what is Hummingbird? Here are the some key facts you need to know:
Hummingbird is an update that understands and delivers upon ‘user intent’
It additional develops the idea of conversational-based search
Google is trying to copy the way we think and predict the solution it believes we are looking for
Google is currently looking to retain individuals on its SERPs for longer by gathering additional information; it is not necessarily trying to pass traffic back to websites
Pages that match the meaning of a user’s search can perform more effectively than pages that just match a few words. When creating pages, a webmaster needs to ask his or herself “What is it the user needs when entering their query? Can my page match their intent?”
Google has said that every word in a query is being taken into account, i.e. the whole conversation or meaning, instead of many key words.