Load several instances of your Tweet, Like and +1 buttons asynchronously

Posted by Danny Herran on Sep 22, 2011 in Social Networking | No comments

In one of my blogs, I was having issues with page loading because the social buttons were locking the page when they were being rendered. This is a serious issue for the visitor, since most of them just want to get to the info quickly. This issue is very noticiable on blogs, where you have dozens of these little buttons spreaded across your index page. Lets see how to fix it.

How to add a Twitter Poll to your website

Posted by Danny Herran on Jun 17, 2011 in Frontend, Social Networking | 1 comment

Twitter is great and with it comes great ideas from everywhere. Today, I decided to try a new kind of poll that I really liked and will boost your Twitter mentions a lot. I am talking about Twitter Polls. If you don’t know what it is, keep reading, you will enjoy it.

Twitter feed on your website with cURL and PHP

Posted by Danny Herran on Aug 15, 2010 in Backend | 3 comments

Pulling code from here and there, I gathered enough information to create a small function that allow you to pull your Twitter feed and display it in your website. What you do is basically call the function and pass a couple parameters. The styling can be done with CSS.