High Performance Ajax Applications

Julien Lecomte, author of the YUI Compressor gave a talk on High Performance Ajax Applications. He refers to some of the tricks we learnt from Steve Souders’ research on the 14 rules for faster-loading web sites but also gives us more insight specifically on fine tuning JavaScript to perform up a gear. I hope you […]

14 rules for faster pages

Steve Souders, chief of Yahoo’s Exceptional Performance Team, devised 14 rules for faster pages to squeeze more zest from page performance, the rules in short are: Make Fewer HTTP Requests Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) Add an Expires Header Gzip Components Put Stylesheets at the Top Put Scripts at the Bottom Avoid CSS Expressions […]