Manage third-party tag execution using the Tealium Load Order Manager

Setup the new Tealium Load Order Manager

SEO link baiting titles aside, learning to manage when your third party tags execute can be an important performance task to ensure your website remains as fast as possible for your end users.

Tealium has begun rolling out a new Client-Side Experiment called 'Load Order Manager' that will let you very easily see the order of execution Tealium is going to take when firing third-party code on your website. Everything from the Pre Loader right up to post Dom Ready is visible in the tool.

What's even better is that they've made it ridiculously easy to re-order your tags allowing you to have one tag fire before another. Let's dig in to see how to get it setup.

Fix for Windows 10 continuously rebooting on MacBook Pro Bootcamp

Fix for Windows 10 continuously rebooting on MacBook Pro Bootcamp

I currently use an Apple Macbook Pro 2016 for my day to day. It's starting to push on a bit in tech years but for doing web dev it's still more than ok. I have Windows 10 running on it using bootcamp which for the most part has been rock solid.

Last week I ran into an issue where Windows would constantly reboot itself after a few minutes of use. Initially I thought the OS had gotten corrupt after it ran out of battery power while updating during the night. I foolishly forgot to plug in the power cable before going to bed and putting the machine to sleep rather than turned off.

I tried to use the Windows Repair tool to rollback to an image from last week which I knew was stable but this was failing to run in time before Windows would reboot.

Next, I decided to run a scandisk on the hard drive to see if that would solve my issue. Unfortunately it didn't cure anything so I started to think a full reinstall would have to be done.

Add fully compliant accessibility to your site using AccessiBe & Tealium

Add fully compliant accessibility to your site using AccessiBe & Tealium

If you run a website chances are that you've heard about accessibility. Giving users the ability to easily navigate your website using just a keyboard or screen reader is not only extremely beneficial to those users but also in many parts of the world now a legal requirement.

Retro fitting accessibility that complies with all of the regulatory bodies can take a while for your dev team to roll out. To help business out over the last few years a number of companies have sprung up that off businesses to fully comply with accessibility standards by just injecting in some javascript and a few lines of code. One such company that I've used in the past is AccessiBe

You can easily add the AccessiBe code to your website by following their integration guide but for this post I'm going to focus on how to add AccessiBe using Tealium.

Get a list of all file names including subfolders and export to a text file

Get a list of all file names including subfolders and export to a text file

To get a list of all files, including files inside subfolders that are ordered by date modified from the folder you are currently in you can type the following into your Windows cmd line(press windows key and type cmd):

dir /o:gd /S

'/o' is the 'order' filter. 

'g' will group results by directory/files so all directory listings will be first and then files so it's easier to read.

'd' will order the files by date modifed.

'/S' will go through all subfolders.

 

Find the exact location of where a style is defined using Chrome Dev Tools

Find the exact location of where a style is defined using Chrome Dev Tools

This tip is definitely filled under "Stuff I wish I'd known sooner".

In Chrome, when trying to locate where a specific style is located you can simply hold down Ctrl and left click on the style property.

This will jump to the exact location of the property you were looking at in the file that it was declared in on the Sources tab.

No more clicking on the file name next to the style property and then searching for it manually!

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