Author: Michael Goldbeck

Performance gains from offloading WordPress Media to S3 / DigitalOcean Spaces

WordPress and performance. If one follows the ongoing battle between aficionados and adversaries of the most used content management system on the Web, the extremes could not be more pronounced. One side argues that the ecosystem surrounding WordPress justifies some trade-offs when it comes to performance – while the other argues that legacy code sustaining the CMS is dragging down the Web as a whole. However valid both of these arguments seem to be, I think that doing your homework can make your WordPress installation fly – to a surprising degree. So let’s roll and see what we can do 🙂

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freeCodeCamp: Delete HTML Elements

Some just want to see the world burn. Or delete parts or their HTML 😉 Whether its just for kicks and lolz – or simply to gratify ones’ need for self-flagellation – in this task we’ll delete stuff we made. Get ready for it!

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freeCodeCamp: Comment out HTML

I know, I know – the picture above is a fraud. It does not show comments in HTML but comments in JavaScript. While comments are such a vital way to document code in various different languages, especially with HTML developers tend to disregard them almost as much as the latest Cats movie. So let’s do something about that 💪

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freeCodeCamp: Uncomment HTML

So. You want to hide the cat content for which you painstakingly wrote HTML but do not want delete it – because you need it to guide yourself towards a solution that is both smart and beautiful? Look no further, HTML comments at your service!

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freeCodeCamp: Fill in the Blank with Placeholder Text

Another day, another task: today we will tinker with placeholder texts. But hold your horses – these are not the placeholders you might expect. Let’s jump right into it.

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freeCodeCamp: Inform with the Paragraph Element

The World Wide Web (WWW) was built by Sir Tim Berners-Lee for one incredibly important thing: exchanging information with many others. Thus it is a save bet that content is the true 👑 on the Web. But how to structure information on the Web? <p> element to the rescue!

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freeCodeCamp: Headline with the h2 Element

Having added content to our very first <h1> element I already feel the power of hacking vested in me. Well, almost. We’ll get there 😉

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freeCodeCamp: Say Hello to HTML Elements

While the first task was not a task at all, in the first real task we finally get our hands dirty. So let’s jump right into it!

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freeCodeCamp: Introduction to Basic HTML & HTML5

The first task is not a task at all – the attentive reader will have noticed in the headline, that our first stop on the road to web development is an introduction 😉

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Deep diving freeCodeCamp

Almost to this day 14 years ago I started my journey into Web Development. To develop a social network as an utter and complete noob was quite an ambitious goal, more hopeless than achievable. Not knowing what the heck I was doing, I got by on trail by error – there was no Stack Overflow, no Udemy; only disturbingly rigid forums and a brand new Reddit. God, how I miss these times 😉

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