Posts about our company, WordPress, and other items of interest.
Two years ago today, when we formally launched Barrel Roll, I had hoped that it would be a more efficient way to provide ongoing WordPress maintenance to our existing client base, and perhaps pick up a few new members along the way. Almost immediately it became clear...read more
Today we're excited to announce the brand new Barrel Roll website! We're coming up on our two year anniversary and it was time for a facelift. As you can imagine, the way our website looks and functions is critical for our business. How are we going to...read more
It's been over seven years since Google announced that website performance would have an impact on search engine ranking. Since then, they've doubled down and put a greater emphasis on mobile performance. There's a wide body of business case research that shows huge...read more
Last week, Elegant Themes (ET) released an update for their popular Divi theme and Divi builder plugin that introduced a significant new feature; static CSS file generation. They claim that going away from inline CSS and generating a static CSS file will...read more
WordPress 4.8 The latest version of WordPress was recently released and has been applied to all member sites without issue. This appears to have been a bit more polished than 4.7 which had a few minor upgrade issues. Theme and plugin developers were also more prepared...read more
Here at Barrel Roll, we have members in a wide array of industries but one thing they all have in common is the need to have their websites perform at peak levels. When we do our initial assessments we nearly always find that there is image optimization to be done and...read more