Git aliases

Taking a slight sidebar from my current blog series entitled Getting going with Heroku and PHP (part 1) (and part 2), I’ve discussed that the commands that I am now using to push updates are as follows… gulp git add . git commit -m “A useful commit message” git push git subtree push –prefix build heroku master This…

Optimising images the easy way

One of the largest assets on any website these days are the images, especially with the current trend for big hero images and image sliders on front pages. This means that they are a prime target for attention when working on a development process. There are many things that you can do to compress images, and…

Optimising javascript files

In this next great installment of my new development process I want to head back to looking at javascript files, as my last three posts have been about adding stylesheets in my process, lazy loading stylesheets that are non-critical and using resource hints (although technically that last one applies to any resources, not just stylesheets). The last time I wrote about javascript…

Adding stylesheets into my Gulp file

I have been working on a series of blog post about my new development process, which so far has focused exclusively on javascript, including concatenation of javascript files, using Browserify to load jQuery and other javascript library files, and minifying (or uglifying) javascript files. Next it’s time to look at adding stylesheets. Similar to javascript…