Friday, April 22, 2011

Speed Loading Secrets

Speed has become an inherently critical component of website development. As more and more content is accessed through wireless networks, and as search engines now favour pages that render faster, the axiom of “everyone has a high-speed connection” is no longer such a black and white statement.
More than 80% of loading lag happens on the client side, not on the server, so it is the front-end developer’s responsibility to craft web pages that use tools such as compression and minification in conjunction with HTTP request reduction, image sprites, DOM simplification and other development tactics. Combined together, these simple steps can greatly reduce load time and make for a much better end-user experience