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Monthly Archives: September 2015

CloudFlare Page Speed Experiment

Posted on September 28, 2015 by

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Here at Web-Feet we have recently been experimenting with CloudFlare, a content delivery network (CDN) and domain name server (DNS) provider. CloudFlare offers a number of optimisations such as the ability to asynchronously load all JavaScript based resources to improve load times via RocketScript. Other optimisations include on the fly minification of HTML, JS and CSS resources to reduce the page size of a document. If you then wish for even more optimisations you can opt in for the Pro package which includes a lazy loading like feature known as Mirage, the Polish feature optimises images by stripping out unnecessary metadata and optionally losslessly compressing images.

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Thoughts on the Leap Motion Controller

Posted on September 23, 2015 by

We have recently acquired a Leap Motion Controller from Leap Motion, a device that has enabled us to use hand gestures to control various actions on a computer. Such actions include swiping your hand side to side to switch between virtual desktops, and moving your hand up and down to simulate scrolling through windows. We did however find scrolling to be slightly unreliable in that it often prevented us from using other gestures. The Leap Motion also features its very own app store, in which users can download a plethora of different programs from games utilising the Leap Motion’s gesture controls to many different desktop based productivity apps. The Leap Motion also has a rather cool playground app out of the box that shows off some of the motion controller’s best features.

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