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The TutsPlus.com site has a new tutorial posted showing you how to boost the performance of your PHP application with the help of PhpFastCache. PhpFastCache is a library that can either be installed manually or via Composer. PhpFastCache is a library that makes it a breeze to implement caching in your PHP applications. It's an easy-to-use and yet powerful library that provides several APIs to help you implement a caching strategy of your choice without much hassle. Don't make the mistake of assuming that it's merely a traditional file system caching scheme. In fact, PhpFastCache supports a plethora of adapters that let you choose from high-performance back-ends like Memcache, Redis, MongoDB, CouchDB, and others. The article starts by helping you install (via Composer) and configure the library with the default file storage method. They talk you through all the code required to configure the caching and using the CacheManager to get and set values as well as checking to see if they're already cached. The tutorial also includes a bonus section showing how to use Redis for the storage rather than local file storage making it easier to share the cache data across multiple systems/servers.
Google has decided to retire Picasa, its flagship photo sharing service, and will now focus solely on Google Photos. For quite many years, Google had been promoting Picasa as a photo and video sharing service, similar to Yahoo's Flickr, but less popular and less feature-packed. Of late, Google had launched Google Photos, and with seamless integration for Photos on Google+ and Android devices, Picasa was falling out of favor. With effect from later this year (May 01, 2016), all existing Picasa users can now log in to Google Photos and access their Picasa content therein, and even make changes to the albums. However, you can still browse and view your Picasa Web Albums, though all further edits and changes will have to be done via Google Photos. And if you have been using the Picasa Desktop application, you can continue using it, but after March 15, it will no longer be supported, nor updated. Google Photos has its own desktop uploader, so you can make the switch. If you have used the Picasa API in your web projects and websites, now is the perfect time to make the transition towards Google Photos or another similar service. The API will continue […]* You might also be interested in the following articlesGoogle Will No Longer Serve Flash Ads in 2017JPEGmini: Drastically Reduces the File Size of Your Images on the Web,15 Free Google Tools You Should UseGratisography: Fresh Service for Free PhotosGoogle Web Designer: No Less than No More Flash in Banner AdsSkyFonts: The Best Way to Use Google Fonts on Your Desktop
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This week's Designer News (No 466) includes An 8-bit Introduction to UX Design, Securing Your Site Like It's 1999, 9 Trends and Ideas You'll See, Hear and be a Part of in 2019, The Ultimate Guide to Kerning, The State of UX in 2019, In Defense of Beautiful Design, Advent of Code and much more. The post Weekly News for Designers No 466 appeared first on Speckyboy Web Design Magazine.
On the SitePoint PHP blog they've posted a tutorial from author Tonino Jankov sharing some techniques you can use to increase the performance of Apache and Nginx when serving up your web applications. The article starts with some of the basics, introducing both the software and some of the concepts around their use and evaluation: an introduction to Apache and Nginx hardware considerations monitoring testing the systems (benchmarking) It then starts on the tuning tips, one section for each of the web servers. For Apache it covers changes for the mpm modules, disabling htaccess and browser cache control with mod_expires. On the Nginx side, they mention changing the number of workers created, tuning the keepalive timout and setting up server-side caching.
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Are you looking for the best and most popular WordPress plugins on the web? Do you want to add cool features to your own or your client’s website? Then this article must definitely be on your bookmark list! What will you find in this list? This list will show you the most popular WordPress plugins, […] The post 40 Most Popular WordPress Plugins For Websites appeared first on Line25.
So how do you sell a design system to the client? How do you establish a shared commitment within the company to put a pattern library on the roadmap? As designers and developers, we often know and see the benefits of an overarching system that radiates consistency throughout the different experiences of a company. But sometimes it's seen as a very unpredictable investment, and the value isn't necessarily visible right away. In his article on Selling Design Systems, Dan Mall suggests to illustrate how fractured an organization is by printing out its different presences online and putting them on a large board as an example of all the wasted money and effort that goes into making sites from scratch, one-by-one, needlessly reinventing the wheel every time.The post On Design Systems: Sell The Output, Not The Workflow appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
Nailing down the perfect UX design can be a monumental task. Different user bases have different needs and skill levels. What works for one may be a total flop for another. It is important that adequate research is done in order to ensure the design you come up with is a perfect match for your target audience. With so many design techniques, it can be hard to choose what's right for your situation and get to work! This copy will guide you on the best design techniques that help you create a user-friendly app. First, you need to gather and … Continue reading →Visit us at InstantShift.com
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