Posted 02.09.2014 @ 11.46AM
The thing about all of those is that you need to change the embed code for the images, which is not always a simple thing to do depending on what plugins you might be using. Great when you have the time and it can be done easy enough, as you can also change framing if you want.
I'd like to compare speed of the other options to determine if they can be just as fast as needing to embed multiple images.
Posted 01.09.2014 @ 2.30PM (Edited 01.09.2014 @ 2.49PM)
This is "adaptive". And actually this would be a solution that would work for emails because it's simply changing the URL for serving the images a little.
The benefit of these two is that it doesn't require changing the actual image code, so if you use an image slider plugin, for example, you don't have to customise the plugin code to have optimised images delivered.
Time to get serious about images... ;o)
Posted 30.08.2014 @ 11.22AM
Just came across this and am liking it a lot: http://wurfl.io/#wit
Need to do some speed testing since the images are served from a third party server, but does seem much faster on mobile devices, and will fill in the gap before the <picture> element becomes more widely accepted.
Anyone got other responsive image solutions they can recommend?
Posted 29.08.2014 @ 2.02PM (Edited 29.08.2014 @ 2.09PM)
I worked on the second Toyota Australia website, while working at the infamous (for those who were in the biz back in the day) Spike Networks, Australia's first "dot com" company to float on the stock exchange (and burn through around 140 million raised in year or so)... that was a mighty mess, let me tell you, but boy they threw some great parties!! ;o)
Oh, and got myself a free abseil down one of the skyscrapers on Circular Quay for a video item for the Spike Radio website. Yes, an online radio station based out of LA when everyone was on dial up! Wish I still had that video somewhere...
Damn there was some silly money being pissed up against the wall in them days...
Posted 27.08.2014 @ 3.31PM
Hmm, that might explain it, as would explain why the Linter tool isn't seeing the updated code, only the original old code before I added the relevant meta tags.
Thanks for finding that, really didn't know where to go next. Will update once I've heard back from my web host.
Posted 18.08.2014 @ 11.23AM
Can't add much to what Dave has said.
::there are no tricks, if it's a good site it'll get out there::
That kind of sums it up I think. There are a lot of people out there (the vast majority in my experience) that think 'SEO' is a plugin you can just install to make your site 'rank no 1 on Google' but as @Dave has explained, it's about how your site is built/written/updated.
@JustinFox my point about Coke was:
::Although if you search a company name on Google and it doesn't come up first I would be worried.::
Coke is first when you Google 'Coke'. But so are 99% of the world's companies when you **search for their company name**.
::I think SEO only comes into play when you are looking for "cola drink in Melbourne"::
When you don't know a company and you **search for something based on other information** (location, category, etc), that's when SEO is important.
::For the record, Coke is second on the list when you Google that.::
Karma Cola came up first in my Google search using this example.
Posted 08.08.2014 @ 12.32PM
::I don't know of providing the equipment - by accident - is enough to claim copyright over an image. Or that it should be.::
You're applying that to humans though. This was an animal.
If he wasn't where he was at that specific time, then Wiki wouldn't have these images, and we wouldn't be having this discussion. It's very existential. I'm sure the lawyers will be having a field day though.
I'm pretty sure there will be precedents to this case – where an animal has taken a camera and then it's owner has recouped the camera and used the images.
Posted 13.07.2014 @ 6.43PM (Edited 13.07.2014 @ 6.49PM)
@Looney pretty disgraceful ranting there. People don't share your world view so you question their intelligence, experience and ability to think.
I agree with you on corporate welfare though, I think the government should stay out of the markets, it's either a government service or it's a free enterprise - if it needs government help it's probably not viable or the founders are not so good, otherwise they could raise venture capital.
Some questions regarding your points?
:: $4.5 billion to Mining ::
Does this include the fuel rebate/other tax rebates which every business can claim? What's the real figure for direct subsidies?
:: $9 billion to superannuation tax concessions to the top 5% ::
Are these concessions means tested to prevent the bottom 95% from the same benefit? If people want to put aside for their retirement, why shouldn't they get a tax break? I guess you are all for pension cuts too.
:: $11 billion for subsidies for investments, held mainly be the wealthy ::
Are these subsidies also means tested to only include the wealthy? I do question why the government is subsidising investment though. are these subsidies or tax breaks?
:: $15.0 billion in tax cuts for the top 10% ::
How do you figure?
Tax rates 2013/20154
NOTE: The the only marginal rate increase was to the top bracket.
::One year of these subsidies will pay our debt for 3 years.::
No, it will pay the interest on the debt for three years, it will pay nothing off the debt.
I believe in equity of opportunity. If you can't make it, you get a minimal safety net.
The Australia I grew up in was a place that provided everyone with the opportunity to become what they choose. A place where if you have a dream and you take the steps to make it happen, you can achieve it. If want to be a multi-millionaire, I can be, it' up to me. Society doesn't owe me a living, it won't recognise my brilliance, if I am a loser or I fail it would provide me with a base level safety net. That is all I expect, nothing more, if I fall to the bottom of the ladder, I don't expect to be comfortable.
Your concerns over uni fees are just plain fear mongering. De-regulation doesn't mean price rise, it may it may not. If it does, so what we have a lack of non-degree skills in Australia so it could be a good way of changing that.
::The latest sending Sri Lankans back to their torturers is too far for me, not for some who care not one hoot for decency or international law.
Now I want you to think about that, we are sending desperate people back to the scum who tortured them.::
Are talking about the economic refugees who were coming to Australia for work and a better life? The ones are are now on bail for illegally leaving the country - yeh persecuted people get bailed all the time. And let's not forget that Labor was sending refugees back to Sri Lanka, so if you are going to jump up and down, be consistent.
::There is no "left" or "right" in Australian politics, it's "right" and "far right". But along with being able to earn a living, we should be giving a shit about others with less opportunities::
There is a left, it's called the greens. As far as the major parties go, I'd call them both fairly central, there is definitely no far right (some individuals maybe, but not a major party). We wouldn't have the dole or support, public education, public health, public transport if it were. We spend a lot of money on foreign aid and we do have a refugee program, we have public schooling available for all and welfare programs/payments for the unable/unfortunate.
As for your comparison with Nazi Germany, you've got to be joking, that's pathetic and just plain offensive. Give me examples of Australia sending people who are victims of genocide back to be slaughtered. Actually, let's play your game, give me an example where we've knowingly sent people back to be tortured.
You may be happy being able to earn a living, I'm not, I want to be globally successful and be able to buy a Lamborghini, and a jet and a big boat and I want to go into space. The good thing about our country and the global economy, is that I can do all those things. Sounds like if you guys got your own way we'd all just be comfortable living on 50-60K a year and give everything else away.
@Dave kudos to you, I know you've done volunteer work overseas and it's something you are passionate about, you've put your money where your mouth is - good on you.
You know what I'm passionate about? Helping businesses make more money by leveraging tech and efficiencies, and helping people get better services as a result. You don't see me expecting everyone to pay more taxes to make it happen.
I you want something done Looney, don't expect everyone to agree with you and foot the bill, do what Dave did and do it yourself. Besides which I think you are banging your head against a wall, the country voted, overwhelmingly, I think you are a vocal minority.