Search engine crawlers (aka spiders or bots), scan your site and index whatever they can. This happens whether you like it or not, and you might not like sensitive or autogenerated files, such as internal search results, showing up on Google.
Fortunately, crawlers check for a
robots.txt file at the root of the site. If it’s there, they’ll follow the crawl instructions inside, but otherwise they’ll assume the entire site can be indexed. (more…)
Although most of our customers have switched, there are a few that haven’t. To help you test and understand the impact of the XML-RPC retirement, we’re performing an XML-RPC API Blackout on Wednesday, May 15th. That day, all responses will return a
HTTP 410 (Gone). As a reminder, the entire XML-RPC API will be disabled on June 15th, without exception.
Of course, we’re happy to help migrate you to the new API. Just file a ticket with support, and they’ll escalate you to a software engineer. The full API documentation is available at https://developer.netdna.com/api/docs, and bugs/suggestions are welcome on github.
This is a guest post by Peter McLachlan who is a co-founder and the chief architect of Mobify, the open mobile platform that powers the mobile experiences for leading companies such as the Expedia Affiliate Network and British Telecom. He leads design, development and security for Mobify’s software & systems. Peter holds an MSc in Computer Science from UBC where he studied visualization of large scale networking data. On sunny days he leads kettle-bell workouts on Mobify’s rooftop patio.
The responsive design approach is a powerful way of launching websites that adapt for today’s multi-screen world. But the design benefits have a trade-off – specifically in performance. With a few small enhancements: script concatenation and compression and image resizing, it’s possible to overcome these performance hurdles and lead with a design that not only looks great, but is super fast for your users.
This guest post is by Joe Dakroub, a UX Designer/Developer. He currently lives in Michigan with his fiancé and is very passionate about Open Source.
A week ago I received an email from Justin Dorfman asking if I could develop a simple Coda 2 plug-in for the MaxCDN community. I was both shocked and honored that he asked me, a complete stranger, to do something that I really enjoy doing in my spare time. Admittedly, the timing couldn’t have been worse as I am in the middle of some major home improvement projects and 3 weeks away from marrying my long-time girl, Christina Hanna. (more…)