[thelist] objects and site speed

Ken Schaefer Ken at adOpenStatic.com
Fri May 16 19:54:13 CDT 2008

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From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Bob Meetin
Subject: Re: [thelist] objects and site speed

> The task at hand is to take the Cadillac, strip off the excess baggage
> and deliver an aerodynamic solution.  It takes many hours to test,
> merge, delete unnecessary components but is worth it from my
> perspective.

How much are your clients paying for your time? If this takes you a week, at $100/hour, that's $4000.

> then later to remove unnecessary
> white space, all the while documenting the process, steps so that future
> changes are doable.

Stuff like "eliminating whitespace" is a waste of time - just turn on content compression on your server. The CSS files will be compressed (eliminating whitespace effectively), and that took you all of 20 seconds. You can still charge your client 1 hour. :-)


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