Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Analyzing and improving Web site performance

We discuss the HTTP protocol and Web site timing. WebSiteOptimization is a good source of information about speeding up your Web site. The site includes:

  • A free Web site analysis and optimization service, which breaks out the load time of all Web page components and makes suggestions for improving performance.
  • A speed tweak of the week -- weekly tips on how to improve Web site performance.
  • Data analysis like this paper showing a three time increase the average size of a Web page and doubling of the number of objects during the last five years. (The average Web page is no longer useful for those with dial up connections or those in developing nations).