Release Notes – 2022.01.06

Release Notes – 2022.01.06

 January 6, 2022


  • Load ALL fonts via JS font loader
    All fonts are now loaded via our JS font loader instead of the previous CSS import method. This deferred font loading approach helps our pagespeed insights scores by greatly reducing the time to “First Contentful Paint”, and also ensures that text remains visible during the webfont load
  • “Implement a sound crawling strategy” (revisions)
    Our strategy to direct crawlers away from the unimportant parts of the website (and towards the more important indexable pages) required some slight revisions to address customer concerns. Specifically, we are taking a less aggressive approach, using “nofollowed” links instead of blocking pages via robots.txt
  • Height and Width properties for images
    All image elements now include height and width properties, as instructed by PageSpeed Insights.
  • Smaller screens add large gap around photos
    Our SRCSET resolution switching resulted in photos that were smaller than the original when displayed at 2X pixel density on some devices. Our SRCSET logic has been updated to prevent this unintended result.
  • Broker Advantage Removed
    Added notifications on profile edit when changes will remove broker advantage
  • OR-WMLS requires contact info on attribution
    Phone numbers will now be included in the under photo attribution on MLSes that require it.
  • Maine MLS requires contact info on attribution
    MLSes can request the display of agent and/or broker phone data in listed by sections on listing details.

Bug fixes

  • White space under housetrack banner
    A branding block with a white background in the Housetrack email was being rendered even when no branding content was present. This has been corrected.
  • Office roster - Register icon problem
    Created a script to correct character encoding issues.
  • Getting error setting up FB autoposter
  • Listing Carousel not auto rotating
    Recent changes to our generic carousel caused the auto-play to fail under some circumstances. This is now fixed.
  • Blog carousel issue
    Similar to the listing carousel issue. This is now fixed.
  • Testimonials slideshow issue
    Similar to the listing carousel issue. This is now fixed.
  • Nav links not opening in new tab/window
    The “open in new window” nav link option has been fixed
  • Banner Bug - Cannot Delete Last Image
    An error was occuring when attempting to delete the last banner image. Apparently, this has been true for a long time, but had not been caught since it is rare that someone will delete all images before uploading new ones. It is fixed now.

Stephen Gruenholz

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.