Seems that the site was spotty most of the afternoon — a snippet of code from Halogen Networks was hanging everything up. The updating of Tabs content seems to be fixed now as well. (Right hand column seems to be taking forever to load though).

I need a better web structure that is more stable and reliable.

Any ideas?

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9 Responses to “Yeah! Site is Back Up”

  1. polizeros says:

    Rogue / erroneous code from elsewhere isn’t per se the fault of WordPress. How did the code sneak it, a widget or ad server or something? And how did it bork the site?

    I couldn’t use a BlogTalkRadio widget on my blog once because it mangled the theme.

  2. wenzi says:

    The code is from the ad network, not wordpress.

    TBP layout is trying to retrieve http://cdn.ads.halogennetwork.com/view_ads.js and their cdn is having problems.

    Besides asking them to fix it, I would say put that section in an iframe. I haven’t done that in a while, but it will speed up the loading of the rest of the site.

  3. M says:

    I think asynchronous and or deffered script loading is what you want. This looks like a decent resource: http://css-tricks.com/thinking-async/

    A typical strategy is to wrap the load in an immediate, anonymous function call and it will load when/if the script arrives (or after the page loads if deffered). http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2774373/asynchronous-js-file-loading-syntax

    As a general rule load scripts as late (far down) the page as possible (ideally at the end of the body). It helps with perceived load times and gives the user something to look at if there is blocking.

  4. Hi Barry-

    Hope this note finds everything well with you, it has been a while!

    I’m reaching out to all the Halogen publishers that had our ad code on the website to let you know that the ad tags are no longer active.

    Since we changed names to SocialChorus, we also sold the halogen domain, so the code is now pointing to a dead end and could be slowing down your site. You can remove those from the site, any tag with ‘hgn’ is from us.

    Please let me or Chris know if you have any questions.

    Best,

    –Bobby Isaacson, Senior Manager, Business Development

  5. Greg0658 says:

    I’ve got one more issue .. is driving me batty and you know whats next

    there seems to be an empty ad window pain in the top header area that collapses after about 15 seconds and sends the reading screen back to the top then ya gotta repull back down
    ~~
    sorta on topic .. remember industry standards ? back before innovation on top of innovation and patents and patent wars for profit

  6. Bobby Isaacson Says:
    July 19th, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Hi Barry-

    Hope this note finds everything well with you, it has been a while!

    I’m reaching out to all the Halogen publishers that had our ad code on the website to let you know that the ad tags are no longer active.

    Since we changed names to SocialChorus, we also sold the halogen domain, so the code is now pointing to a dead end and could be slowing down your site. You can remove those from the site, any tag with ‘hgn’ is from us.

    Please let me or Chris know if you have any questions.

    Best,

    –Bobby Isaacson, Senior Manager, Business Development
    ~~~

    it wasn’t ‘proactive’, but, at least, somewhat timely (in response)..

    also, He put His ‘John Hancock’ to it.

    decent going, Bobby~

  7. whskyjack says:

    LOL

    Bobby
    I’m in the wrong business. My customers would be really pissed if I left trash laying around.
    I can see it now.
    “Yes, sir, sorry about your problems, our roofing crew did leave a few nails on the drive way but if you pick them up you won’t have any more flats. BTW you can keep the nails.”

    Yep, that will make for a happy customer.

    Jack

  8. machinehead says:

    You can remove those from the site, any tag with ‘hgn’ is from us.

    In other words, ‘all your tag are belong to us!’

  9. reedsch says:

    Hey M, thanks for the great links! Any website that hits a different (outside) site for content has to be prepared for a go-slow or even a no-show. I’ve wasted a ton of time waiting for ad servers spew their wad on my screen! But perhaps the advertisers wouldn’t be too thrilled about us moving along without them, if we try to shield our viewers from their lack of performance then they may take umbrage.