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“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
- William Arthur Ward



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"The story goes that I first had the idea for THHGTTG while lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck (or `Spain' as the BBC TV publicity department authoritatively has it, probably because it's easier to spell)." - Foreward by DNA.

FORD Six pints of bitter. And quickly please, the world's about to end.
BARMAN Oh yes, sir? Nice weather for it.
computers:websites:speed-test

Website Speeds

Sites to test website speeds:

Avoid @import with fonts, but rather use links.

Shrink Pictures

From https://developer.yahoo.com/performance/rules.html (click link to see more)

  • Make Fewer HTTP Requests
  • Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN)
  • Add Expires or Cache-Control Header
  • Gzip Components
  • Put Stylesheets at Top
  • Put Scripts at Bottom
  • Avoid CSS Expressions
  • Make JavaScript and CSS External
  • Reduce DNS Lookups
  • Minify JavaScript and CSS
  • Avoid Redirects
  • Remove Duplicate Scripts
  • Configure ETags
  • Make Ajax Cacheable
  • Flush Buffer Early
  • Use GET for Ajax Requests
  • Postload Components
  • Preload Components
  • Reduce the Number of DOM Elements
  • Split Components Across Domains
  • Minimize Number of iframes
  • Avoid 404s
  • Reduce Cookie Size
  • Use Cookie-Free Domains for Components
  • Minimize DOM Access
  • Develop Smart Event Handlers
  • Choose <link> Over @import
  • Avoid Filters
  • Optimize Images
  • Optimize CSS Sprites
  • Do Not Scale Images in HTML
  • Make favicon.ico Small and Cacheable
  • Keep Components Under 25 KB
  • Pack Components Into a Multipart Document
  • Avoid Empty Image src

Other ways to speed it up:

computers/websites/speed-test.txt · Last modified: Apr 5, 2015 (4 years ago) by Matt Bagley