14 Ways to Speed Up Your Site

By Kristopher A. Nelson
in June 2007

200 words / 1 min.
From Steve Souders, author of High Performance Web Sites: Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers, comes the following useful 14 “Rules for High Performance Web Sites”: Rule 1 - Make Fewer HTTP Requests Rule 2 - Use a Content Delivery Network Rule 3 - Add an Expires Header Rule 4 - Gzip Components Rule 5 - […]


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From Steve Souders, author of High Performance Web Sites: Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers, comes the following useful 14 “Rules for High Performance Web Sites“:

As he notes, fetching Web sites generally follows the “80-20” principle: 20% of the time a user waits to see a page is spent getting the actual HTML page. 80% of the time is spent on everything else.

The book is still in the “rough cuts” stage, but sounds like an excellent and practical guide to making your site more usable and functional from a user perspective.


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