Grunticon is good alternative to icon fonts. It uses SVG files and embeds them in a CSS file that makes it super useful for web project. It’s a bit tricky to set up, so we created this guide to help you get started.
As you might have noticed, we rolled out a new notification system a couple of weeks ago. I’m not going to write about its interface, but rather one of it’s cool backend feature: auto-discovery of notification modules and self-registering of notification classes. What do I mean by that? Well, lets take a practical example.
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