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Articles tagged with: HTML

Initial Thoughts on Google AMP Project

Written by Raymond Santos Estrella on Thursday, 04 February 2016. Posted in 2016

Initial Thoughts on Google AMP Project

I’ve been tinkering with Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages Project (hereinafter AMP) to see if I could utilize it on other projects either wholesale or as part of the current main spec. For a brief introduction, Google is pushing AMP as a way of serving a lighter, faster loading content page to users (ideally) coming from its search engine results. By enforcing a stricter set of rules for building an HTML page (asynchronous Javascript, statically-sized resources, inline CSS at < 50Kb in length, CDN-served cached pages, etc.), we’re talking about a significant reduction in page downloading time and faster browser rendering. How the “standard” achieves the speedup is discussed further at their project page with source code hosted at Github.

Detailed Consequences of the Corpus Juris Relaunch

Written by Raymond Santos Estrella on Friday, 18 December 2015. Posted in 2015

Some More Lessons to Learn From My Fail

Ever since I was working on the Corpus Juris redesign, I had been both anticipating and dreading the moment when I would flip the switch from the old site to the new one. Anticipating because, of course, it’s exciting to launch a site! Dreading because I was afraid of the inevitable dip in Google rankings for my pages. All the old URLs would no longer work with the new site. 301 redirects would help alleviate some of the pain but it wouldn’t be a perfect solution. It’s well known in the SEO world that 301s don’t exactly capture the whole value of a link in one’s favor.

Post-Launch Lessons Learned

Written by Raymond Santos Estrella on Wednesday, 16 December 2015. Posted in 2015

Learn From My Fail

Spent the day cleaning up my buggy schema.org metadata implementation. I realized late last night that the method I used was only partially correct. I followed the examples from schema.org which, by the way, isn’t exactly the most well-documented site. In any case, when I used Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool, I came up with a partially validating schema for Articles. However, a more encompassing schema existed which I wasn’t ready for. Furthermore, the method I used to validate for the Article schema wasn’t the best way to go about things since it also broke HTML5 validation.

Building Corpus Juris

Written by Raymond Santos Estrella on Tuesday, 26 June 2012. Posted in 2012

At the very heart of Corpus Juris is an idea, an ideal view of how easy it should be to find a legal text. There’s a few obvious places to look for on the web when you’re looking for laws or jurisprudence. Of course there’s the official websites of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Then you have gov.ph and the Official Gazette. Then there’s the unofficial sources, LawPhil at the forefront of them. For offline CD-based access you have CD Asia’s Lex Libris. But none of them look good to me. They’re all made of an ugly, unsightly mess. Why? Because there’s no one there who cares about the presentation of the written word. No one on their IT department cares about things like proper typography or good web design. None of the aforementioned entities, I believe, care as much as I do at presenting this huge wealth of information to the public in a manner appropriate to the medium they are presenting it in.

Updates and Shadowness Version 3

Written by Raymond Santos Estrella on Thursday, 08 April 2004. Posted in 2004

Finals are finally over! Whew! I haven’t been as idle as I am right now since Christmas break and thank God for it. I’ve got a lot of updates that I’ve promised over the past year and trust me, I am getting to it. Like I’ve been droning about for the past year, I believe that HTML has just about outlived its usefulness. What with the W3C taking forever to update any of the language’s proposed tags, I see that innovation for HTML has just about come to a dead standstill. Mind you, its almost two years since they’ve approved a tag as part of the standard set of HTML tags. Two years for one tag! The only organization slower than them is probably the Philippine government. Ah, well, I’m digressing again.