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CDN Implemented

Posted 17-04-2011 at 14:29 by ben (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

Ok gang, after testing the subdomains for the last few weeks, I've now properly moved us over to running on a CDN.

What does this mean for you guy?

Well, all the images, javascript and css is now served from a server close to your physical location, rather than needing to come across from the FF main servers in NY.

Believe it or not, those pesky little images do make a big difference - and the plus side is, the FF servers don't have to deal with loads...
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Speeding up load times

Posted 22-03-2011 at 16:46 by ben (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

Trying a few tricks to get the forum pages loading up faster.

First thing I've done is split up all the elements of the site to be loaded from different (cookie-less) sub-domains.

You'll notice things loading from *.fiatcdn.com - which * can be:

i - Images
a - Avatar Images
s - Signature Images
c - Script (JS/CSS)

By splitting these up, it will allow the browser to download them in parallel, so should load things up...
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Video linking definitions updated

Posted 17-09-2010 at 00:23 by ben (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

Updated the definition files for the embedded video links.

Recently a lot of Youtube videos were becoming external links, rather than loading in the video container - however this should be sorted now.

HD movies are sorted too
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Updating User Records

Posted 19-01-2010 at 16:36 by ben (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

In order to get a better idea of the range of people that use the forum, I've now made it mandatory to enter your Date of Birth, Gender and Country in the user profile.

Nothing malicious going on here - it would just be nice to get an idea of the demographic using the site.

Oh and yes, there is an option to hide your age if you want
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Panda (New) becomes just Panda

Posted 06-09-2009 at 06:38 by ben (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

Now the Panda (the new one) has built up a name for itself, it's time to drop the "(New)" suffix and let it be known as just the "Panda".

This brings it into line with the rest of the models (500, Bravo, etc etc)

URLs will auto-redirect, so no need to adjust anything unless you have a hardcoded link to /panda-new - in which case yeah, an update would be beneficial!
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