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JavaScript Design Patterns Used in Smart Layers

JavaScript design patterns are important for the maintainability and scalability of web applications. For Smart Layers, we focused on writing DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself), consistent, and cross-browser compliant code. Before we talk about the specific techniques that we used, let’s first understand the Smart Layers use case.

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Performance Optimizing for Smart Layers

It is a competitive advantage for websites to be fast and responsive, so we made performance a priority when building Smart Layers. Let’s take a look at some of the mobile and desktop performance best practices that help make Smart Layers blazing fast.

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Introducing Individual Share Counts

Today, we’re happy to offer new buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, Delicious, VK, Linkedin, and Odnoklassniki, with individual share counts.

These new surfaces demonstrate the popularity of your content on the top social networks.  We retrieve share counts directly from each service’s API; data is cached and loaded asynchronously for optimal page load performance. Continue reading