Matt Fiddles

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

Where will you go today?

"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.

Website Speeds

Sites to test website speeds:

Avoid @import with fonts, but rather use links.

Shrink Pictures

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  • 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