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Walter


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Good call Walter. In this second I checked my page using Web Page Analyzer - free website optimization tool website speed test check website performance report from web site optimization and am actually on 250K (if this is 247395 bytes). This is more than necessary for sure.

Image-sizes is the one but wouldn’t you agree that some bytes are through only ID’s within the Freeway surrounding instead of a few classes or am I here on a total wrong path?

Furthermore a consequent iDevice redirect either through Action or @media queries will be required in future.

BTW - this tool is telling me that “Up to 37114 bytes could have been saved through compression.” for the lightwindow.js and a few bytes more for other stuff I actually can’t influence (lightwindow.css, ie6.css, my default css)

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If your hosting provider includes server-side gzip compression as an option, turn it on! That’s what they’re talking about here. When I host on Nginx at Joyent (rather than Apache most other places) it’s a one-line addition to the conf file and I don’t have to think about it at all. This is an option on Apache as well, but it involves enabling a module and setting the mime-types you want to have compressed, so more than one line if you’re doing it long-hand. It may be a one-check-box thing in your control panel, though.

Tim Plumb also wrote the WebFast Action several years ago, which does this to your PHP pages (it does nothing for the external resources, though).

Walter

On May 24, 2012, at 9:39 AM, Thomas Kimmich wrote:

BTW - this tool is telling me that “Up to 37114 bytes could have been saved through compression.” for the lightwindow.js and a few bytes more for other stuff I actually can’t influence (lightwindow.css, ie6.css, my default css)


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