Feb 2, 2012

Tuning your website

There are certain small small things that can together make bigger differences. One scenario that holds good for this theory is Optimizing a web page for performance. The Exceptional performance team from Yahoo! has identified certain best practices to achieve this.
  • Some of them are simple & easy-to-do. Stuffs such as keeping CSS files and Java scripts as external files rather than embedding inline code, using CSS Sprites.
  • Some of them are common-sense stuff such as reducing the number of HTTP Requests made by the page, Reducing the number of DOM Elements, Splitting your resources across domains, avoiding empty tags, and removing broken URL hyperlinks.
  • Some other hi-fi stuff are also there, such as using CDNs. 

An article that is very worth reading if you are interested in things that speed up the performance of a website.
Read on: http://developer.yahoo.com/performance/rules.html

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