Enabling GZIP Compression on nginx Servers

I recently started writing for Envato’s Market Blog, and my very first post talks about Google PageSpeed Insights.

It is common knowledge by now that a speedy website is loved by everyone, including search engines and humans. Thus, compressing your scripts and images is a good idea to optimize your website’s load times. In this post, I will talk about an easy way to enable GZIP compression on nginx servers.  Continue reading

Fighting Comment Spam: A Different Method

Dealing with spam comments is a very annoying task that almost everyone running a website has to face on a regular basis. While for most blogs and websites, solutions such as Akismet do the job of keeping spam away, in some cases, normal anti-spam solutions simply do not suffice.

As a result, I came up with a slightly different approach to combating comment spam. I have used it mostly on my WordPress websites, though it can work with anything that uses PHP and JavaScript. Continue reading

Using reptyr To Move Processes in Linux

If you are a frequent user of the Linux terminal, you must already be aware that switching running processes across terminals is a tedious task. If you launch 3 different processes from 3 terminals, all of them continue to run in parallel, until the process in the current terminal completes its task.

Quite obviously, it would be great if we could bring the other two processes to the current terminal without actually having to switch terminals. This post explains the same. Continue reading

Programming Trends That Are Dying

Certain programming trends, that once were quite popular, are now awaiting their demise.

In this short piece, I have enlisted some trends that, in my view, are as good as dead. Continue reading

4 Things The Linux Desktop Badly Needs

Over the course of the last few years, the Linux desktop has come a long way. It began as a modest set of basic computing tools, but today it boasts of features that are either entirely unavailable in MS Windows, or available only in the form of proprietary addons.

However, there is still a long way to go, in terms of features and solutions. In this article, I will enlist four features that, I believe, the Linux desktop badly needs. Continue reading

Redirecting Search Results in WordPress

WordPress comes with native search functionality.

Speaking for myself, I have always felt that if there is just one result from a given search query, it should be shown directly, instead of giving me a page that lists the single result for the given search and asking me to click on the said result. Continue reading

Hello World!

This is my first blog post, and WordPress wants me to edit it, so yeah, I’m doing that.

I’ve been thinking of starting a blog about web design and development for quite a while. I do write regularly for other blogs and magazines, so why not spare some time for a publication of my own? 

So here we go! Code Carbon it is! Continue reading

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