Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working on optimizing this website by implementing Cloudflare full-page caching on certain pages, refactoring CSS, and reducing the number of requests per page load. Every page on Decrypto has a Twitter icon in the top left corner and an Instagram icon in the top right corner. Previously, the two icons were two separate PNG images. After a little Photoshop and CSS magic, I’ve cut that number in half. Now, both icons are displayed with the same PNG image.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch is stunning. Bravo. The design is inspired by the cherry blossom, and apparently shares the same “aluminum extrusion technology” that’s used to build Japan’s Shinksansen (bullet trains). Regarding the torch’s physical material, the aluminum was sourced from temporary housing that was built after the Great East Japan Earthquake. I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about this torch–amazing and meaningful design.