Twitter Highlights of @bertboerland in 2013

An old (but not dated) presentation on why Drupal is "so slow" hitting 7k views :-)

An old (but not dated) presentation I did for a PHP meetup on how to get Drupal to perform better. Still valid. Watch it if you are in to Drupal, webperf and checkout as well.

On the difference of localization and Internationalization

See here why internationalisation is not the same as localisation. And hence translating some text doesn't work as Facebook is showing nearly every day.

The above screengrab from "important events" reads "register as a voter". I think that one doesn't have to register to vote in a democracy but others might differ. But in the Netherlands, one can't register to vote, this right is there for everyone above a certain age and being a Dutch citizen.

On the importance of kerning, de gilfactor


See for example these "10 flickering lights". Or do you read something else?

Or this "megaflicks"?

Yes, "kerning" is important!

Kerning is the process of adjusting the spacing between characters in a proportional font, usually to achieve a visually pleasing result.

Just saw a great example n Dutch TV. There is a program called "de gil factor", the scream factor. But with the wrong kerning, it read "The Gilf actor".

And that from the deepest christian broadcaster EO