Design & Development Blog Posts

  • Portent.com Embraces HTTP/2 (with open arms)

    … HTTP/2. So, it would have required firing up new web servers and upgrading to the latest versions of NGINX and Apache (yes, we run both), and then either ditching our load balancing setup, or writing/configuring our own. As you can probably imagine, I was not excited with those options. =) Whichever path you choose, we’d strongly urge you to look at making this switch. Here’s to your (site) health! The post Portent.com Embraces HTTP/2 (with open arms) appeared first on Portent. …

    Portent, Inc- 15 readers -
  • GitHub Auto-Deploy Reprise

    … is the new command: */1 * * * * cd /path/to/webroot && git fetch --all && git checkout --force "origin/master" Note: the rest of the GitHub Setup Guide is accurate and should be used before the amendment of the auto-deploy solution described in this article. The post GitHub Auto-Deploy Reprise appeared first on Portent. …

    Portent, Inc- 18 readers -
  • Introducing Adaptive Reuse for Experience Design & Development

    The Concept of Adaptive Reuse Does the word redesign terrify you? I know it does to many. After all, there are so many risks associated with tackling a redesign, so many ways to screw up your online presence, so many stakeholders to piss off. Luckily, you don’t always have to redesign. Before you scrap everything, explore an Adaptive Reuse approach.

    Portent, Inc- 21 readers -
  • Why Page Speed Matters & PageSpeed Insights Fails – A Developer’s Tale

    … is getting more and more competitive — don’t think for a second that a potential customer won’t leave your site in search of a better competitor’s. Press your development team to make site speed a priority. If they avoid it or shrug off its importance, hire us, and I will personally analyze your current setup, design and implement your environment stack…

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