Speed up page speed by lazy loading non-essential elements with jQuery

I worked up this idea after using some Facebook like buttons and the jScrollPane jQuery plugin. I’m a big fan of jScrollPane, but the iframes from the like buttons caused some unfortunate page flashing after document.ready fired.

I worked up this idea after using some Facebook like buttons and the jScrollPane jQuery plugin. I’m a big fan of jScrollPane, but the iframes from the like buttons caused some unfortunate page flashing after document.ready fired. Rendering the like buttons with FBML took even longer than the iframe method.

You can use this to delay large images, ads, iframes, or other beefy elements that don’t appear “above the fold” and are not essential to the initial presentation of your page. This can hurt the “SEO” value of content so be mindful of what you use it on.
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I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.

WorthyD’s Guide to the Self-Checkout Line

I’m generally a “keep to myself person” when I’m in public. When I’m in a super market, I try to get out as soon as possible, avoid eye contact with other people and avoid small talk with cashiers. The self-checkout line has been the greatest thing for me EVER!

The self-checkout line can also be the most annoying and frustrating thing ever…. How? Why? User error, impatience, and general lack of paying attention. So I’ll stop rambling and present you with (in a giant h1 tag!):

WorthyD’s Guide to the Self-Checkout Line!

AKA: How not to piss-off the people behind you in line
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I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.