Tag Archive for ‘Website’

A Showcase of Lightweight Websites ➝

From the website:

The 512KB Club is a collection of performance-focused web pages from across the Internet. To qualify your website must satisfy both of the following requirements:

  1. It must be an actual site that contains a reasonable amount of information, not just a couple of links on a page (more info here).
  2. Your total UNCOMPRESSED web resources must not exceed 512KB.

Aside from the three images that are currently in the feature articles on my homepage, I’d be well within the 512KB limit — I’d even make it into the “Green Team”, which is 100KB and smaller. I wish there were a lot more people out there that cared this much about the size of their web pages.

➝ Source: 512kb.club

Apple’s Website Gains Redesigned Store Section and Dedicated ‘Store’ Tab ➝

I’m old enough to remember when they removed the dedicated store section in favor of integrating purchasing throughout the product pages. I never liked that change. And while this new section isn’t quite the dedicated store of old, I think it’s a step in the right direction.

➝ Source: macrumors.com

Today Weather, Beautiful Weather Forecasts ➝

A great new weather site from my buddy Matt Birchler. From the announcement on his weblog:

Today Weather is a unique weather site that I built to fill a niche that was not properly served before. Specifically, I wanted a weather site that was fast, easy to use, great at hyper-local forecasts, and looked good on all screens. Shockingly, this doesn’t seem to exist yet. Most weather sites you go to are full of useless information, clickbait articles, garrish ads, and most don’t even look that great. Today Weather is an attempt to address all those sins.

I’ve been using Today Weather over the past few weeks after Matt offered me beta access. The site’s lightweight, fast, well-designed, and reliable. It has quickly become my favorite weather forecasting website.

Apple Redesigns Website, Integrates with Store Pages ➝

This will undoubtedly translate to increased sales. Now that the store is integrated into every webpage there’s a smaller barrier to entry toward making purchases. But, I’m probably the only one who misses the separation.

Apple is slapping buy buttons on big, sweeping product pages that don’t feel like your viewing them in the context of a store. Maybe that sense will change with time, but I find the site a little difficult to navigate and the design seems to assume that users will rely heavily on search to find items.