Beyond YSlow - Squeeeezing out website network performance

added by troyhunt
12/7/2011 11:06:44 AM

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How much improvement can be made on an already well-optimised site, I mean one that scores very well against existing performance yardsticks? How much faster can you go without spending dollars on a CDN? Turns out there are big gains to be made very quickly – and it costs just a tiny bit of development time.


2 comments

dpeterson
12/7/2011 11:08:18 AM
Good article, there's always more to optimization than "let's use a cdn". I wonder if your sprite still would have reduced site load times by a significant amount even before being run through smush.it? Did you happen to test that?

troyhunt
12/8/2011 7:57:44 PM
Oh yeah, there's still plenty of advantage without the Smushing. This saved me 5.19KB so even at 100KB/s (a slow connection for most people), it would only add about 5ms pre-Smush. I was just being ultra-pedantic :)