I was reading Harry Roberts’ post, Identifying, Auditing, and Discussing Third Parties, and realized I hadn’t paid proper attention to the Request Map Generator built by Simon Hearne. It’s fantastic.
On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable across Europe. According to Wikipedia:
I just got back from attending & speaking at Smashing Conf 2018. I had a great time—the speakers were excellent, and the Smashing team is always so helpful and supportive. It was my first time speaking... Read note
In another informative talk, Andy Davies looks at how you can measure the cost of a particular third-party script (just after the 4-minute mark).
It’s common for sites to ask users to turn off ad blockers. I often happily oblige to support sites I value. I’d likely oblige more often if the differences in experience weren’t so extreme. Here’s one... Read note
Now that I’d spent time itemizing third-party scripts and finding the most prevalent ones, I wanted to identify what these scripts/services do, who owns them, etc.
Longtime friend and collaborator, Matt Weinberg from Vector Media Group recently asked if I’d like to chat with coworker Lee Goldberg and himself about Vector’s approach to tag managers (and web marketing in general)—I quickly took... Read note
Since beefing up my technique for itemizing third-party requests, I’ve been looking into which third-party domains and services are most prevalent. Starting with a spreadsheet of the top 50 US sites (according to Alexa in late... Read note
If I want to see all the third-party requests included with a webpage, I have a few options (that I know of): Look at the code in the <head> and before the </body> tags Use a... Read note
As a web designer and builder, the list of things I’ve felt responsible for on the execution side of the process (once research, writing, planning, etc. reaches a point) has expanded over the years. Each new... Read note
I heard Jake give a fantastic talk similar to this at Smashing Conference in LA, but am thrilled to also see it in this mega-distilled version (losing none of his charm):
M Dot or RWD. Which is Faster? outlines some great research conducted by Doug Sillars on whether m-dot or responsive sites are faster. Redirects slow m-dot sites from the very start while those sites might turn... Read note
Friends don’t let friends load 300kb PNG images on their websites no matter how cool the transparent photo of a happy customer waving over a gradient background looks. That said, when raster graphics are required, one... Read note