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Websites on Steroids

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In This Chapter

arrow Integrating third-party features through APIs

arrow Enabling e-commerce on your site

arrow Personalizing web pages with cookies

arrow Determining a user’s global location

arrow Boosting website global performance through CDNs

It’s rare to find a major commercial website these days that’s not using some form of technological steroids to boost performance. HTML and CSS (covered in Chapter 13) and an integrated CMS (covered in Chapter 14) are just the starting points. From there, developers must rely on heavy programming within the development platform of choice to create a living, breathing business machine.

Fortunately, you may not have to do all the heavy lifting to get your behemoth to work right. Chapter 14 lists some of the many available open source solutions. ...

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