[thelist] videos / page load speed

Renoir Boulanger renoirb at gmail.com
Sun Nov 6 17:06:01 CST 2011

I have to say that its not only the solution but how things are done. 

There is things that are considered as best practices for page loading speed.

Basics are:
- Load Javascript at the end (except modernizr of course, html document  in that order: modernizr, css, content then libraries, and finally actual initializations at the end)
- Load smallest images possible (media queries, browser specific sizes if possible)
- Minimize jaascripts and CSS for deployment

Without going into details, applied to your question. I would suggest that the video playe is initialized at the end. 

Good starting points for speed optimization is Yahoo's YSlow and webmaster tools from google.

hope this helps



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On 2011-11-06, at 14:40, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote:

> 1) Is there a particular way you should set up videos which will least impact page load speed?
> 2) With many players you can choose to upload a video to your website and display it locally or link to a YouTube or similar service.  Does that extra hop to these services have any, much impact on load speed?
> 3) On a couple sites I'm using a player which works with playlists. In the control panel you administer the playlist, maximum 25 (am conservative thus far).  I've noticed that the player 'seems' to take longer as more videos are added.  Is this what it is or are there techniques to setting up playlists that are more efficient for downloads and such?
> -Thx, Bob
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