Senthil Padmanabhan

Senthil Padmanabhan

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The Web Push Checklist

By: Senthil Padmanabhan

eCommerce sites are ideal candidates for push notifications and eBay is no exception. Timely notifications can help users track the status of items that they have purchased or watching or bidding, without effectively being on the site. But we are also aware that push notifications can end up being a double-edged sword. At eBay, we recently launched web push notifications for a subset of desktop users and want to share that experience.

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Beyond HTTPS

By: Senthil Padmanabhan

HTTPS is not just about security. There are many benefits that come along with it. One such benefit is access to modern technologies. Check out how eBay leverages some of these new technologies that HTTPS opens up.

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Experience Services — eBay’s Solution to Multi-Screen Application Development

By: Chuck Zheng and Senthil Padmanabhan

Many companies want to offer their products and services as both web and native experiences -- so-called multi-screen application development. Application development on various devices is historically siloed. The eBay Experience Service interface abstracts most business logic/knowledge away from clients to provide new functionality to native and web apps with minimum or no client code change.

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eBay’s Font Loading Strategy

By: Senthil Padmanabhan

The usage of custom fonts in web pages have steadily increased in recent years. As of this writing, 68% of sites in the HTTP Archive use at least one custom font. At eBay, we have been discussing custom web fonts for typography for quite some time, but never really pursued it. The main reason was due to uncertainty in end user experiences from a performance standpoint.

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Building a UI Component in 2017 and Beyond

By: Senthil Padmanabhan

As web developers, we have seen the guidelines for building UI components evolve over the years.

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