Reminder: Git, Analytics, Tina and JS

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.

Git Grep #

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.

Tina CMS #

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.

Bling JS #

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 on function to JavaScript in 15 lines. Adam Argyle forked it and added some more functionality (boosting it up to 74 lines), including off, and attribute selection.

Mike Street

Written by Mike Street

Mike is a front-end developer from Brighton, UK. He spends his time writing, cycling and coding. You can find Mike on Twitter.