Saturday, June 22, 2013

Tools to check what's making a page slow
GtMetrix gives you a page speed grade which can pinpoint what's making your website or page slower or slow.

 YSlow, FIREBUG Plugin
For Firefox YSlow is the best tool to monitor your website performance

Other Tips:

  • Use a CDN for serving common library code. Do you really need to host Jquery yourself? (side-rant, do you really need jquery at all?)
  • The whole bandwidth can be reduced by about two thirds if you enabled gzip compression on your server (or even better, implement SPDY, but that's a newer technology with less of a community).
  • Take a look on - there are a lot of CSS technologies that are supported in modern browsers without the need for -webkit or -moz, which could save a fortune of kebabbobytes.