Web Performance: Optimizing Page Load Time

Aaron Hopkins posted an article detailing all of the Web performance goodness that I have been advocating for a number of years.
To summarize:

  • Use server-side compression
  • Set your static objects to be cacheable in browser and proxy caches
  • Use keep-alives / persistent connections
  • Turn your browsers’ HTTP pipelining feature on

These ideas are not new, and neither are the finding in his study. As someone who has worked in the Web performance field for nearly a decade, these are old-hat. However, it’s always nice to have someone new inject some life back into the discussion.

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