My new website



  • Hi there,

    Over the last many years, I have been meaning to do something with the domain I bought for myself.

    It was going to be a simple holding page with a CV, but I have decided to change it slightly.

    I've decided this will be where I will collate all the information of what I learn and if possible, document it on here.

    As well as general blog posts for solutions I have found, I will also be posting my study guides and the materials I have used, for the exams I will be doing over time.

    Additionally to this, I have also compiled some practice tests for the VCP5 (no real questions) and will be adding to them, including Configuration Maximums and anything else I can think of (please note, question sets have been acquired from other people and thus the wording is not my own)

    Over time, I am hoping this will be a small library of useful information.

    http://www.gabrielcavaller.com

    If you guys/girls could have a look and provide me some structured feedback, on where things go wrong and or, recommendations, that would be superb.

    I have not tested it fully yet.

    Thanks a million,

    Gabi



  • Wow thanks for sharing. Nice site 🙂



  • Awesome site!



  • Great idea Gabi, and I like the look-n-feel of the site. Scott started posting tech stuff on SGL for similar reasons, and I always find it funny when he's looking something up years later and Google returns him his own blog post, lol.



  • Looks great. Thanks for sharing I am sure a few of my team members will love this!



  • Very clean design. Me gusta. 🙂



  • Very clean and easy to navigate. Everything websites that are useful should be.



  • I approve of this site. You get 4 Bill Kindles out of 5.
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  • I dig it. Do you write content?



  • @Hubtech said:

    I dig it. Do you write content?

    Not at this moment. Hoping to do so.

    My writing style isn't a conventional method, too honest and direct which can be shocking for some. 🙂



  • Thanks everyone for the feedback so far.

    I'm going to expand on it and put some portfolio stuff, companies that I do work for and so on.

    I really want to elaborate on the exam material and hopefully it could help others. I know exams don't mean much but after a long spell of not getting any done, its a self achievement award for me.

    Let's see how I get on. 🙂



  • @Dominica it always surprises me too!



  • @RAM. said:

    I approve of this site. You get 4 Bill Kindles out of 5.
    19-profileimg.jpg

    That is totally our new rating system.



  • "VCP5 – Practice Exam – 1
    Congratulations – you have completed VCP5_practice_exam_test_1.

    You scored 14 points out of 19 points total. Your performance have been rated as Good."*

    Yay! What do I win?

    Great looking site by the way, what's it written with?



  • @Gabi Very Great Site! Thanks for sharing!



  • @Gabi Site seems to load fairly slow for me. It looks like a CMS of some type. Customized WordPress? My campaign website will never be that customized unless one of my players decides to tinker with it for me.



  • The site looks really nice, easy on the eyes and good navigation.

    @Carnival-Boy He's using WP 3.9 which is stable.

    @JaredBusch the site/server side does need some work to speed it up. According to GTmetrix it gets a D for both Page Speed (Google) and Yslow (Yahoo!)

    @Gabi if you need assistance with the those scores, let me know as I was able to pull mine up to B's. Our next layout will be using font awesome to bring it up to A's.



  • @RAM. said:

    I approve of this site. You get 4 Bill Kindles out of 5.
    19-profileimg.jpg

    How do I get 5 out of 5?



  • It did take a second for the background pic to load for me as well.



  • Maybe it is not using a CDN yet.



  • And what a splendid day it is today, nice and sunny considering it's getting to the winter here down under. (where I am)

    Not done any optimising yet, due to having paid commitments. As it's my personal one, I do not provide myself the professionalism that I provide clients 🙂

    Homepage is a bit slow due to the excessive image on there, hasn't been compressed for the tinterweb yet.

    Don't really have a lot of plugins, but I will be stripping out what I do not need and optimising the code where possible.

    No CDN yet as Scott has pointed out, plus the hosting is in the UK, with a company I (and my colleague) have around 300 sites with, but will be changing from, as I am finding extra performance issue and support is not as what it used to be.

    I'll be showing a before and after optimised website matrix on the blog, once I have finished so people can see the difference and how I went about it.

    Sorry about this, I sound all mature and I have just bored myself too much.



  • Gosh I love W3 Cache, I tend to use this for the GZIP compression, instead of doing it through the .HTACCESS file (even though the latter is my preferred method. On the About me page, gone from Page Speed Grade of 53% to 96%.

    I'll sort out the rest later and put a blog post on it.

    🙂



  • @Gabi said:

    No CDN yet as Scott has pointed out, plus the hosting is in the UK, with a company I (and my colleague) have around 300 sites with, but will be changing from, as I am finding extra performance issue and support is not as what it used to be.

    Two questions.

    1. What is CDN?
    2. Who are you currently using and who are you moving to? I'm about to setup some websites for some new projects and I've signed up with tsohost.com. I've heard some good things about them, but they are suspiciously cheap - 4 Windows sites for £2.99 a month in total.


  • @Carnival-Boy a CDN is a Content Delivery Network. Akamai, Rackspace, Amazon and CloudFlare are big CDN names.



  • OK. Question 3. What is a Content Delivery Network? (and more importantly, do I need one?)



  • @Carnival-Boy said:

    OK. Question 3. What is a Content Delivery Network? (and more importantly, do I need one?)

    Are you delivering content to anyone? We use them for every site we have. They speed data delivery and reduce load on your servers.

    They are what they sound like.... They deliver your content on your behalf.

    Simple example is an image on your website. Rather than handing out that big file once for every request on your site, a CDN will cache that file for you and deliver it to browsers from servers closer to them or on better links.

    In many ways it is like a cache.



  • nice one. which wordpress template did you use ?



  • @Carnival-Boy said:

    @Gabi said:

    No CDN yet as Scott has pointed out, plus the hosting is in the UK, with a company I (and my colleague) have around 300 sites with, but will be changing from, as I am finding extra performance issue and support is not as what it used to be.

    Two questions.

    1. What is CDN?
    2. Who are you currently using and who are you moving to? I'm about to setup some websites for some new projects and I've signed up with tsohost.com. I've heard some good things about them, but they are suspiciously cheap - 4 Windows sites for £2.99 a month in total.

    Sorry for delay, not always getting notified when people reply, frustrating.

    Point 1) has been answered
    Point 2) we will be moving most to tsohost.com (same as you) which is the same company as vida host. Don't worry about the pricing, they are superb.

    In regards to who as for a CDN, I need to find a new provider, need to work out what is the best value for buck. We have nearly 300 sites, so it starts becoming very expensive.

    @Carnival-Boy said:

    @Gabi said:

    No CDN yet as Scott has pointed out, plus the hosting is in the UK, with a company I (and my colleague) have around 300 sites with, but will be changing from, as I am finding extra performance issue and support is not as what it used to be.

    Two questions.

    1. What is CDN?
    2. Who are you currently using and who are you moving to? I'm about to setup some websites for some new projects and I've signed up with tsohost.com. I've heard some good things about them, but they are suspiciously cheap - 4 Windows sites for £2.99 a month in total.


  • @Gabi said:

    What notification are you expecting? It doesn't send emails. I use the "Unread" option to see when new stuff has posted. The "bell" icon is supposed to show notifications but I'm not sure how well that it works.



  • @Gabi said:

    we will be moving most to tsohost.com (same as you) which is the same company as vida host. Don't worry about the pricing, they are superb.

    Excellent. That's good to know.


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