We all agree that one of the biggest problems facing us is to get developers usually fast-changing our website, we continue to add functionality as we meet with slowdowns in the loading site and we must find the balance between functionality and speed of loading site.
There are several studies that have shown good speed of the website leads to an increase in user activity and retention, besides allowing us to lower costs in every way.
Some tips to speed up a website:
1. Make a few HTTP requests
2. Make use of CDN (Content Delivery Network)
3. Add a label to end your header, Expires header
4. Enable Gzip compression
5. Put CSS at the very beginning
6. Pass JS files at the end
7. Avoid CSS comments
8. Put your CSS and JS files in your external file
9. Reduce DNS lookups
10. Optimize and minimize the code of your JS files
11. Avoid redirects
12. Eliminates duplicate scripts
13. Configure ETags
In all of the above we must add that no doubt is necessary first to have a fast server, the server is the key to a web site will load faster without doubt the best hosting will get a payment that offers increased speed and support, but in case of not having enough money, and have to stay in one free and go for many test which you think is faster.
Tools to accelerate our website:
Google Webmaster Tools
Recently Google Webmaster has a feature called Inception: Performance of the site, an experimental feature in webmaster tools that shows you information about the speed of your site and suggestions to make it faster.
You’ll find data on the speed of loading pages, and its evolution in time, a comparison between the loading time of your site and other sites, examples of specific pages with their actual load times, and tips Page Speed, which can help reduce your users’ perceived latency.
Google launched Pagespeed time ago, are developing a tool that many years and using them to optimize their sites themselves, more or less competition to YSlow from Yahoo! we talked on the next point.
When you install Firebug integrates and run into Pagespeed various councils and will give us parameters that we can consider to improve the performance load on our site, and very interesting even generates optimized versions of the images we have so that we replace and use to reduce the burden well.
The documentation is excellent and worth installing to experiment.
Both add much value news from Google to the web, and you see them as essential options in the future.
YSlow, web performance analyzer
If you implement these tips and see how you gradually speed up the burden of getting your site does not hesitate to install YSlow.
This plugin for Yahoo called YSlow for Firebug (in Firefox) is certainly a tool that every webmaster should have running in your browser.
To reach its full potential you must first install and then YSlow Firebug. Once installed, all data are captured on the pages and their elements. There is information on performance, statistics and Components.
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