[thelist] objects and site speed

Ken Schaefer Ken at adOpenStatic.com
Thu May 15 20:27:51 CDT 2008

I'm sure there's some benefit. But I suspect that it's a bit marginal.

HTTP v1.1 supports "keep-alives" so connections are re-used. All browsers support gzip or similar content compression these days, so you can already minimize the size of your HTML/CSS/Javascript/text based resources.

Certainly if you have 1 million little images files, and turn that into 10, you'll see a faster rendering view in your browser. But if you turn 20 images into 10, I doubt there'd be anything you'd notice as an end user.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-
> bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Bob Meetin
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> Subject: [thelist] objects and site speed
> Has anyone got any data or thoughts correlating objects on a page and
> site speed?  I have a couple template sites that I have spent untold
> hours reducing the number of objects, combining CSS, etc in theory to
> improve site speed.  It feels like it works but I have not collected
> any
> hard evidence. Is it too incremental to matter?  Along these lines I
> have started writing some FAQ's regarding how to do trim them down.  I
> commonly use www.websiteoptimization.com to check sites. -Bob

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