Release Notes – 2021.10.14 October 14, 2021
- Page Load Speed
We continue to chip away at things that are slowing down our websites or hurting our page load speed scores.
- server-side optimizations saving 100-150ms on initial document load.
- html5 image lazy loading for website images, including listing photos.
- Improved PPC Reporting UI
Our PPC reporting interface now includes more options. We now show stats for ad groups and ads in addition to campaigns.
Preparations for upcoming price increases, promos and related features.
- NV-GLVAR gated keyword issues
Updated keyword search lookups for NV-GLVAR after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- AL-SAMLS Keywords
Keyword search lookup tables for AL-SAMLS have been rebuilt after a data provider update deprecated previous mappings.
- VA-NNAR Keywords update
Rebuilt keyword search lookup tables for VA-NNAR after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- Lazy Loading Images for Elite Websites
Our application images now include the HTML5 loading=“lazy” property, which enables native lazy loading in the browsers that support it. This improves load times and Pagespeed Insights scores.
- Elitev5 eliminate ih.require
Third-party scripts in custom content now use react helmet to load.
- KS-TOPEKA basement keyword
Fixed an issue with the basement keyword search term for KS-TOPEKA on react templates.
- TN-SMOKEY (and others) Restrictive Covenants keyword
Added "Restrictive covenants" keyword search term for TN-SMOKEY on react templates.
- HI-CENTRAL add keywords
Added various keyword search terms to HI-CENTRAL.
- CO-COMLS more keywords
Added various keyword search terms to CO-COMLS.
- PPC Reporting UI - show individual Ad performance
The Ads dashboard has been revised so that users can now toggle between 3 different report types (campaigns, ads groups, and ads). With this change, we can now evaluate the effectiveness (conversion rates) of our ad variants relative to one another (featured location variant vs idx results variant).
- Explicit dimensions for system images
The ihouse logo image in the footer now has explicit height and width attributes. Various MLS logos images will also include explicit height and width parameters (after they are set up via MLSInfo).
- Know which photo fails to upload in file manager
Added a more helpful error message when attempting to upload a file that's too large in the file manager.
- NV-ELKO keywords
Keyword lookup tables have been rebuilt for NV-ELKO after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- Elitev5 eliminate ih.modalIframe
In custom content you can still set a link's target to "iframe on site" to open an external URL in a modal iframe, but we've rewritten the code to use a react version instead of the old jquery based legacy code.
- ApplicationHelper::snakeCase taking excessive amounts of execution time
Optimized text formatting function to improve performance.
- LA-NOMAR fixer upper keyword
Added "fixer upper" keyword search term to LA-NOMAR.
- Featurette Cards widget - empty space
If secondary text is omitted, we no longer draw the empty text area for featurette cards.
By Stephen Gruenholz
Stephen serves as both Graphics Manager and Product Manager at iHOUSEweb. He graduated from Cal Poly with a BS in Applied Art & Design and has been working as a Web Designer and Developer since 1998. He relentlessly pushes himself and the rest of the team to learn, grow, and innovate.