Category Archives: Web Development

How to remove render blocking JavaScript with defer and async

With HTML5 there are 2 new boolean attributes for <script> tag which indicates to the browser how the script should be evaluated. The 2 attributes are defer and async. Using these attributes can help improve the page load time by downloading the script in parallel when the page is being parsed and then executing it either immediately or at the end of page parsing.
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How to sort a multi-dimension array by value in PHP

In this article we will see how to sort a multi-dimension array by value of one of the keys of the array. We can use a few different methods to do this. One way to to use usort() function. Another way is to just identify the values and create another array with the values and then use it in the array_multisort() function. Using the multisort method we can easily sort a multi-dimension array based on its one or more values. Lets see how we can use both these methods.
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Protocol relative URLs

Many times we have seen warnings similar to “This page contains both secure and nonsecure items” or “This page has insecure content.”. This happens when we are viewing a HTTPS site and some content on the site is loaded from HTTP. So when we try to view a site say https://www.example.com and we get this warning, that means some content on the site is getting loaded from a non https site, like http://www.example.com. These warning messages can be fixed by using protocol relative URLs.
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Understanding favicon

What is a favicon?

A favicon (short for “favorites icon”) is a small image associated with a website intended to be used when you bookmark a page. Web browsers also use them in the URL bar, on tabs, etc to help the users identify a website. It is typically a 16×16 pixels square icon which is saved as favicon.ico in the root directory of the website’s server.
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How to generate passwords for .htpasswd using PHP

In my earlier post about .htaccess I had described about authentication using .htaccess and command to generate .htpasswd file. However, when we want to add passwords for many users that method will take too long, since we will have to add passwords for each user one at a time. However, there is an easier way to generate the .htpasswd file using PHP. In this post I will show the different algorithms which can be used to generate the .htpasswd file.
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