In the last five years, the focus in front end web development in general has shifted from a world of “making it work” to “making it fast.” One way of speeding up the front end and optimise load times is asset compressing using Base64 encoding. But as with all tips and tricks, there are both up- and downsides.
A while back I gave a general talk about how we decided to pull the plug and move Iconfinder to Django. One of the parts of the presentation, which got the most attention, was about how we reduced the page generation time for an average search from 91 to 20 milliseconds without fiddling with our caching layer, database or search engine. By popular demand, I thought it was worth walking you through exactly what we did. Continue reading
Since we launched the Iconfinder Marketplace back in April, the single most requested feature has been support for depositing cash using PayPal. Well, for all of you who either don’t have a a credit card that we support or just prefer PayPal, we have great news. As of today, you now have have an extra option when depositing cash: Continue reading