A Swiss Geek previously in Singapore, now in Portugal


Koken: Serve assets through CDN

You can highly improve your site display speed by using a CDN. This is also true with Koken. Koken doesn’t provide a “out of the box” way to handle CDN, so I wrote a plugin to allow you to serve your Koken assets through edges closer to your visitors.

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Boost your Koken speed with client-side caching

Koken’s default caching behavior is non-existent. Apart from the Photos who have a 1yr cache policy, all other assets have a Cache-Control: max-age=0. With just a little bit of configuration, you can highly improve the user experience for your visitors.

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From Gallery to Koken

Back in the 90’s, there was no Ajax or HTML5. There was no Flickr, Picasaweb, or Instagram. The most common way to publish your photos on a website was to create a static html page for each album with all the thumbnails and images associated to it. To solve this problem, one project emerged: Gallery. Since the beginning, the tagline was “Your photos on your website” and it did exactly that.

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