I just discovered a new resource for information on Harvey collectibles. The website, hobbyDB, is not new. It has been around since 2014, the same as the Harvey Mercheum. It just took me this long to discover it.Continue reading →
Back in August, I touched briefly on the fact that the new Bit.ly shortened URLs that I am rolling out contain “campaign parameters”. Of the five types of marketing campaign parameters commonly in use, I am using UTM parameters for best integration with Google Analytics. Web marketing agency KWSM recently published a blog post, “What is a UTM?“, which does a nice job of explaining UTM.
While browsing the online collections of the Strong National Museum of Play, I found a page for the Casper the Friendly Ghost game. I wanted some way to tie this new information to the exhibit, and to the BoardGameGeek link I had shared on the original post.Continue reading →
It was just over two years ago that I switched the Harvey Mercheum website’s theme from Suffusion to Weaver Xtreme. Weaver Xtreme supports certain Google Fonts, and I chose Roboto Slab for titles and Roboto for text (Roboto Condensed in the sidebars). Kinsta just posted on their blog that the Roboto font family is the most popular on Google Fonts, with the Condensed style sixth, and the Slab style thirteenth. I guess I made a decent choice! My original inspiration for the combination was Brian Garnder’s post Top 5 Google Font Combinations, but unfortunately, that post no longer renders the fonts correctly.
Now that I have finally posted a new exhibit, I don’t feel so bad about making more improvements to the Harvey Mercheum website. Resuming my survey of free tools that are available, I was researching some Adobe products the other day, when I came across this web page:
It was only a couple of weeks ago that I posted about how, while http: versions of hyperlinks to the Harvey Mercheum website will redirect to https:, the redirect is an extra step and slows the process down. I just finished reading a post on Kinsta‘s blog about redirects, and in it, they show measurements of just how much a redirect slows down page load time. You can read the full post here:
And yes, I use SiteGround not Kinsta for my hosting, but it does not matter to me where a relevant and well written blog post originates.