I have found myself reading quite a bit about usability and web design recently. While I have learned a lot about design I have also learned that there is a large portion of the design community which is not terribly familiar with how they can improve performance of the websites they are creating. While a pixel perfect layout is a beautiful thing, no one wants to wait 20 seconds for it to load. Since the web design community has taught me so much, I wanted to give back by writing this post on some simple techniques for improving site performance.
Welcome to Web Performance 101, here is your first assignment:
Zipping it Up
That's where we will stop for today. Hopefully you learned a few things about web performance which you can apply to websites you are working on. Keep in mind there are a lot more tips and tricks for improving performance, this is only the tip of the iceberg.