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posted by janrinok on Wednesday March 12 2014, @11:33PM   Printer-friendly
from the I-was-doing-OK-until-it-mentioned-perl dept.

xyzzyyzzyx writes:

"Avantslash is touting a user hosted perl script that, if paired with any web browser with JavaScript, promises to shave crucial bytes off of the standard Slash-based experience, one of which is our very own SoylentNews. Audiences include those with very limited bandwidth, such as those in developing countries with only 2G mobile access or dialup."

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by mtrycz on Thursday March 13 2014, @09:07AM

    by mtrycz (60) on Thursday March 13 2014, @09:07AM (#15768)

    This comment page is TWENTY times heavier than the sourced from the digester. Most of it is cached in browser, but still on first access or on expire it will load 100kB of javascript files, that are actually pretty useless.
    Maybe we can shave off from that?

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  • (Score: 2) by NCommander on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:46PM

    by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <> on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:46PM (#15922) Homepage Journal

    There's some damn low-hanging fruit w.r.t. to Javascript and stuff on the site. For non-admins, I don't think we're actually using JS anywhere in the layout. backSlash goes snicker-snap if you disable JS, but I think we can safely make all those JS files conditional loads on is_admin and NOT break the site.

    It WAS used for firehose, but that feature is so nackered, I don't think its coming back without a rewrite.

    Still always moving
    • (Score: 1) by iWantToKeepAnon on Thursday March 13 2014, @04:14PM

      by iWantToKeepAnon (686) Subscriber Badge on Thursday March 13 2014, @04:14PM (#15944) Homepage Journal

      How about adding a user-agent dropdown as part of the homepage preferences? Then for my desktop mozilla I can have the full blown experience. For my mobile browser I could pick Simple+Low/B+No Icons. When I visit preferences there could be a "default" for all UAs and a (+) button to add my current UA.

      That should make a friendly "mobile" soylent site with (hopefully) little extra coding.

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