Google+ homepage looks clean and pretty than Facebook homepage. But one thing we are much worried about the Google+ is the flooding GIF images. The GIF files are small animations which consumes a lot of data and destroy the user experience. These GIF images are bearable if there is only GIF animation in your timeline. But what if someone in your timeline share lot of GIF images and floods your timeline.
Here we came with a little solution with a help of a chrome extension with which you can stop those GIF that is animated images. The chrome extension is called the Gif Stopper. You can download the extension by following the link Gif Stopper.
After you installed the plugin, refresh your Google Plus Homepage, this makes the plugin active and ready for gif hunt. When you see an annoying Gif, hit the “ESC” key in your keyboard. The Gif animations stops! Even after you stopped the animation you can comment the post . When you need to play the animation click the image it will open in Google plus image view and plays the animation.
The best part of this extension is it works in every website than just Google plus. The only drawback of this extension is you can’t select single animations. Once you hit “ESC” key, every gif animation in the page is paused. We heard that the developer is working on new versions which will improve the plugin soon. Till then enjoy this version and do let us know any comments on this plugin.
While, Google is trying to resolve the loading time issue with Google +1 button, they have also released a service to load webpages more faster. Read the following words about Google page speed.
Yesterday, Google launched new Web page Speed Service for Web Masters and end users. Hope you all remember the two-year old Page Speed browser extension.
This extension was released to webmasters to check their website Page Speed to evaluate the performance of their web pages and to get suggestions. Today, the newly launched Web Page Speed service which also falls into Page Speed category.
For Web-Masters : How this service helps you
This new Google service makes your webpage loads 25% to 60% faster. All you need is to point your website DNS to the Google DNS and sign-up for the Page Speed Service. When you sign-up for the service the Page Speed Service gets content from your servers and rewrites your pages by applying best compression practices and serves them to end users via Google’s servers across the globe. This makes us Web-Masters to forget about concatenating CSS, compressing images, caching, gzipping resources.
This service doesn’t alter the website or the image quality rather it speeds up the website to the best level. You can check your website loading speeds using Page Speed Service from Page Service Speed Test .
Page Speed Service is being offered to a limited set of webmasters free of charge. Pricing will be competitive and details will be made available later. You can request access to the service by filling out this web form.
Via Google Code Blog