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Boost your speed with lazy images

11th Jun 2019

Websites need to look pretty and be blazing fast. That often means lots of beautiful high-quality images, but they can be pretty enormous to download, making the page slow to load. Images are often one of the 'heaviest' parts of a website, dragging a visitor's experience down instead of brightening it up as intended. If a website feels even a tiny bit unresponsive, that tarnishes your message or brand. Most of us have sat waiting frustratedly for a website to work (especially on mobile), and given up to go elsewhere. Drupal can be configured to deliver appropriately-resized versions, but what's...

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Removing that pesky trailing slash

11th Nov 2010

So, it's perfectly valid to visit a site using a URL like:

http://www.google.co.uk///////////

But some pesky SEO types will complain that the site is accessible at two URLs and that you need do a 301 redirect to the canonical URL (http://www.google.co.uk/). What you want to do is remove the trailing slashes using mod rewrite.

If you really need to do this, then you can just pop the following in the .htaccess file that Drupal provides:



  # Remove multiple slashes after domain
  RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !=""
  RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^[A-Z]+\s//+(.*)\sHTTP/[0-9.]+$
  RewriteRule .* http://%{HTTP_HOST}/%1 [R=301,L]

just before the # Rewrite URLs of the form...

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