By Mike Street
Performance in Analytics
After seeing Harry Roberts talk at FFConf about his performance consultation business, I had a quick look into analytics at performance data available. Under Behaviour, there is a Site Speed section which can highlight some issues with your site. It might be worth having a look through to see if there is anything awry. One thing I did notice on a couple of our clients websites is a county or a particular browser's average was really high - this came down to one person on one day on a particularly bad page load skewing the results. So, as with everything, be careful with the data.
As a side note to this is Google Search Console has added a "Speed" section, which is worth a look at.
Another thing to come out of FFConf was from Alice Bartlett's fantastic talk on Git. She mentioned, in passing about
git grep - something I wasn't aware of. Based on this I went and did a search and found this Git - Searching link. This explains not only about
git grep (which will
grep the contents of the files) but also about
git log -S "search term", which will look through the commit messages.
I was listening to SyntaxFM podcast and Wes Box mentioned TinaCMS in passing. On further inspection it is a React based CMS for Gatsby and Next.js, neither of which I use.
Another good titbit from Wes Bos on Syntax was Bling JS. It's a small JS utility that adds a jQuery style
$ selection and an
off, and attribute selection.