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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.

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 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.