Tom Bennet

Hand coded.

Setting A Local Fallback for jQuery Served via CDN

The advantages of using a CDN (Content Delivery Network) to serve commonplace resources are well-known. Why Use a CDN? Let’s say a visitor to your website requests a popular library such as jQuery or Mootools – when using a CDN, the content should (depending on setup) deliver from the server that’s physically closest to the […]

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Learning Front-End – Brighton SEO 2014

“SEO’s don’t need to code.” Strictly speaking this is true, but it’s a bit like saying it’s not worth learning your times tables. Sure, you can cruise along just fine without this skill – by relying on a calculator or copying the kid next to you – but it’s almost certainly going to make your […]

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Hand Coding A Personal Website

Last year, I had something of an epiphany about web design. I realised I didn’t really know how anything worked. Every website I’d created until then had relied on a CMS, namely WordPress. It was only when a bad plugin utterly botched the database tables leaving me helpless that I realised how little control I […]

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Forum Spam – A Practical Guide

If you’ve landed on this page hoping to find tips on enhancing your forum spam strategy, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. This guide is intended for those poor souls tasked with cleaning up the aftermath of a merciless spam campaign that has plastered your lovely domain across countless hell-holes of the internet with all […]

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