5+ Steps to Speed up your Website

Here are some innocent tips and tricks to get your website to load faster behind the scenes. Most of them are either simply good practice or tools to help you out along the way. If you have any more ways to speed up your site leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

1. Valid Code

valid

Valid code means that browser doesn’t have to make, create and merge your code to make it work. A page with the correct DOCTYPE and structure will render quicker within the browser, it also helps with browser compatibility.

XHTML and HTML Validator – http://validator.w3.org/

CSS Validator – http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

2. Reduce the HTTP Requests

firebug

As well as the time it takes to download a file off the server it also takes time to request the file, so the less actual requests you make the faster it will be. A brilliant example of this is CSS sprites which combine multiple images into one and use the CSS background property to only show the portion of the image you require.

A Guide to Reducing HTTP Requests – http://www.dailyblogtips.com/speed-up-your-site-reduce-the-http-requests/

CSS Sprites Tutorial – http://css-tricks.com/css-sprites/

CSS Sprite Generator – http://spritegen.website-performance.org/

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4 Responses

  1. Commenting usually isnt my thing, but ive spent an hour on the site, so thanks for the info

    Greetings from Tim. 🙂

  2. This is the best way that we can get the idea of web development.

  3. Great looking Blog! Found it through Bing. Just as an FYI, it didnt display right when I opened it in the Opera Interet Browser.

  4. Hi,

    Really enjoyed reading this post alot. Really a great way to reduce the lines of codes of HTML. Well done keep up the effort in writing post like these.

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