[thelist] Page weight -- good examples of "light" sites?

ben morrison morrison.ben at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 04:53:32 CDT 2008

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 9:49 AM, David Kaufman <david at gigawatt.com> wrote:
> Hi Barry,

>  >> and www.sixapart.com (62K)
>  >
>  > Are you counting all the associated 'first visit' files like CSS and JS?
>  I wasn't doing the counting at all, actually :-) I let Firebug's "net" tab
>  add it up for me :-)

DId you empty your cache first? says 106kb for me....

>  > How about transfer compression? That could result in a larger site
>  > loading faster than a smaller site (and could potentially cause the
>  > 62K/112K
>  > disparity I see). Just a thought that its possibly not so clear.
>  Yup that was it.  They all have Content-Encoding: gzip headers.  guess
>  that's why their css files are only 200 - 400 *bytes* :-)

Have you looked at YSLOW as well?


Ben Morrison

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