How to Use Global Content Blocks for Javascript Embedding

Now that Google has modified the Page Rank Algorithm to include the speed at which a site loads, there is an *additional* financial incentive to optimize websites for speed. (Of course the original incentive to do this was to improve user experience, but Google has now given us a measurable metric for OCD web developers to obsess over.)

Many articles and techniques have been published about this, and I won’t try to re-invent the wheel here. This article concerns how to embed scripts in your HTML page using CMS Made Simple.

The conventional wisdom is that it is best to add javascript calls at the end of your HTML document in order to prevent javascript blocking from delaying the loading of CSS images and other external resources on your page.

The technique I am about to explain will reduce page load time regardless of whether you put your scripts in the HEAD or after the FOOTER. But it is especially useful for scripts that have to go in the HEAD and execute immediately such as modernizr.js, head.js, and web font loading scripts such as fonts.com or Typekit. Learn More

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How to Install phpFox on Arvixe

This article will focus on the installation of phpFox within Arvixe.  I will walk you through database creation, file upload and chmodding of those files, and completing the basic installation of phpFox.

CREATING THE DATABASE

Let’s start with creating your database.  You will need to login to your cPanel control panel, and select the MySQL Database.

Next you want to create a new database.  For this tutorial, my database name is liphpfox_fox.  You can name your database anything you want to name it.

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How To Create an Icon Extractor Utility

You, like I, have probably had to use tools to extract the icon from the *.exe or *.dll files. Have you ever wondered how difficult it is to make such a tool? I decided to deal with this issue in this example of extracting icons from the standard Notepad program.

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