Author Archives: Sebastian

FIT 14.6.2 – Stability and Security

FIT 14.6.2 focuses on stability and security. We have replaced our existing CSS minifier by an entirely new implementation. The CSS parser provides better standard compliance and is a lot faster, especially for CSS files with large embedded images. On top of that, the minifier produces smaller results. As part of our open source effort … mehr

FIT 14.6.1 – Improved image optimization

FIT 14.6.1 is the first release for 2017. And, while being packed with lots of bug fixes and improvements for existing features, it even brings a few new features for both, development and administration. First off, we added the function ends-with to our stack of XPath functions. starts-with was already accessible everywhere in FIT where … mehr

FIT 14.6: Web Accelerator with next-generation Image Compression

This year’s last release is a big one. FIT 14.6 introduces our next-generation Image Compression engine. To find the optimal representation for an image, the Image Compression engine performs a number of optimizations suitable for the input image. For example, lossy compression techniques (WebP/JPEG) may be applied to a photograph for substantial size improvements. Transparent … mehr

FIT 14.5.3 & Web Accelerator: Delayed iframes and more

In addition to fixing bugs FIT 14.5.3 introduces new and improved Web Accelerator features. In many modern projects, iframes are used for social media widgets and user tracking. They usually have no impact on the perceived performance of a web page. But there are also sites that have iframes with heavy-weight media content such as … mehr

Sevenval FIT 14.5.2

FIT 14.5.2 is another release bringing mostly bug fixes and improvements for existing features. Delayed images prioritized to be loaded when they are going to become visible considerably reduce traffic. But if visitors want to print sites, they are basically missing every image that neither is nor has been in the viewport. The new parameter … mehr

Progressive Web App Dev Summit 2016 in Amsterdam

I had the privilege to attend the Progressive Web App Dev Summit 2016 in Amsterdam. Google invited developers to learn and share experiences about Progressive Web Apps: web sites that comprise a combination of HTTPS, Service Workers, application manifest for features like add to home screen or push notifications and – maybe more as a … mehr