It is a small upgrade. Two new features were added.
1) Show Time Zone or Not?
Some users do not need Timezone. They are all in the same timezone, even not in the same location. Based on this requirement, we add this feature, allow Administrator to turn off the display of timezone lable on in/out Board.
Go to Admin >> Board Settings
Default is checked, it means to display timezone on main list.
If you uncheck it, the main list will not show timezone.
2) Remember me?
To provide more friendly user experience, we add this Remember me feature. Some people call it Long-Term User Authentication, or Persistent Login status.
So, when you signin, you can choose the checkbox of Remember me
Then, even you close the window. Next day, you open it and enter the web address, or click the bookmark, you can see you just one click away to the board.
You can click the link on the right upper corner, to go to your in/out board.
For security reason, please do not check it on public computer.
As security of user data is the most important for us, we start to support SSL on our service.
So if previous you use http://www.freeinoutboard.com/ to access our site. It will redirect to https://www.freeinoutboard.com/
Https is much more better than http
Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a communications protocol for secure communication over acomputer network, with especially wide deployment on the Internet. Technically, it is not a protocol in and of itself; rather, it is the result of simply layering the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) on top of the SSL/TLS protocol, thus adding the security capabilities of SSL/TLS to standard HTTP communications. The main motivation for HTTPS is to prevent wiretapping and man-in-the-middle attacks.
As a user, you don’t have to do anything on your side. No matter which format of URL you entered, they are all re-direct to our ssl URL.
There are more and more spam are trying to leave message on Free In Out Board through sign up page. Actually they can not.
I received ten spam sign up. Some are robots, if my guess is correct. Some are human spam.
ReCaptcha from Google is installed as a one simple way to prevent these robots. It is located on our sign up page. Long term plan is to implement it on sign in form when three failed sign in clicks.
Now, we started to use CDN to improve the site loading time.
We compared a lot of CDN service providers. From Amazon CloudFront, MaxCDN, CDN77 and CloudFlare, at last, we chose CDN77.
Right now, we improved the most often used page, index page of Free In Out Board. Every time user log in and see this page.
Now, group tab is ajax supported.
It has two pros.
1) Make index page smaller, it means web page load faster.
2) Click tab, trig the ajax content, the user status table loaded dynamically, the user status are real time.
We add CDN on our main service as we said
Today, I implement CDN, or Amazon CloudFront, to this Blog with W3 Total Cache by W3 EDGE.
It is so easy to add this feature into WordPress.
As we promised, we always try our best to optimize Free In Out Board.
Follow the rules for high performance web pages from Yahoo.
The webpagetest gave the test result as 6 As, or all A scores.
If you use our service every day, you may fell that the page load faster than before and response time is shorter.
Continue reading Make Free In Out Board even Fast
Do you find your location in World Map? Is it correct place?
Click here to check you place.
This World Map is powered by Google Maps API.
It is faster than before.
Speed is double. You know, if it took you 3 second to load the page, now it is only about 1.5 second.
We optimized database, optimized sql script.
And also, the most important, we use CDN, or Cloud. Can we name us as Cloud InOut Board? I say YES.
We use Amazon CloudFront as our CDN service provider. Their service is great. It makes our InOut Board fast too.