Tags: optimisation

Trimming the Fat — Paul Robert Lloyd

A great in-depth description by Paul of how he optimised his site. More of this please!

JPEGmini - Your Photos on a Diet!

This looks like a really handy tool for reducing the file size of JPEGs without any perceptible loss of quality (in much the same way that ImageOptim works for PNGs)—available as a Mac app or an installable web service.

How We Improved Page Speed By Cleaning CSS, HTML and Images | Dyn Blog

Some good practical advice on improving performance. This should all be familiar to you, but it’s always worth repeating.

In Flux | Trent Walton

Trent offers some excellent advice for dealing with the effects of the iPad’s retina display on your websites. That advice is: don’t panic.

HTTP Compression use by Alexa Top 1000 | Zoompf

An in-depth analysis (graphs! data!) of how popular sites are using—or not using—compression.

Highly optimized images for the web in 3 steps | pasz.nl/blog

Some practical advice for optimising your images on the web.

ImageAlpha — lossy compression for 24-bit PNG images

From Kornel, the genius who gave us ImageOptim, comes another Mac desktop tool for optimising PNGs, this time converting 24-bit PNG to 8-bit with full alpha channel.

Post Web site loads too slowly - The Washington Post

Performance matters. Here, the Washington Post compares its own weak performance (hampered by ads and tracking shite) to the optimised experience of porn sites.

Page Speed Service Home

Performance shit just got real.

You can now sign up with Google to have your site pass every request through them and get your documents served up optimised.

loads.in - test how fast a webpage loads in a real browser from over 50 locations worldwide

A handy tool for checking page load times.

CSS Lint

Nicholas and Nicole have unveiled the CSS companion to JS Lint. And yes, it will your hurt your feelings.

Mobile Web Application Best Practices

This W3C document is done and dusted: proposed recommendation. Every one of the guidelines for optimising for mobile also holds true for "desktop" sites.

Assorted GARbage» Blog Archive » The Secret to Transparency with PNG8’s and IE6

I'm kicking myself that I didn't know about this little Fireworks trick.

Let's make the web faster - Google Code

A whole heap of optimisation techniques from Google for faster CSS, JavaScript, markup and PHP.

Google Code Blog: Introducing Page Speed

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Google

What would happen if Google tried to apply SEO techniques to itself?