10 Tactics We Used to Speed Up Our ITBusinessEdge.com Site - Slide 11

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We haven't done this just yet, but plans are afoot to minify our CSS and Javascript. The process, supported by numerous open source tools, removes unnecessary white space and comments, combines multiple CSS or Javascript files, and serves them with GZIP encoding.Google has been at the forefront of minification. Steve noted that a couple years ago, you could view source on a Google property and make perfect sense of the Javascript with just a glance; now, it's so compressed as to be mostly undecipherable to humans. And smaller is better, when it comes to page load speed.

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HardinOur Ken-Hardin sat down with our technology VPs at IT Business Edge, Troy Atwood and Steve Hardin, to discuss the steps we’ve taken over the past several months to move up about 35 percentile points in Google’s site-speed ranking – which we think is pretty good.

Some of the tactics involve infrastructure, some are basic housekeeping, and some are still in the works, but overall we’ve found that optimizing site performance is an ongoing initiative that you never entirely master.
 

Related Topics : Bandwidth Management, Network Performance Management, Web Traffic Analysis

 
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