How to minimize HTTP requests

What is an HTTP request? Most of the loading time of a website consists of downloading all the necessary components to show the website. Every HTML, CSS, Javascript and image file has to be requested from the server. This request made by the browser is called an HTTP request. Why ... Read more »

How to enable Gzip compression and speed up your site

What is Gzip compression? Gzip compression is a way of making your HTML, CSS, Javascript and other text files smaller than they are by compressing them. This can often save you around 50% to 70% of the file size which could help you save a lot of bandwidth and have ... Read more »

8 ways to optimize your images for performance

Optimizing images can increase the user experience of your webpage

Bluntly said: images are a pain when it comes to fast loading times on your website. Images are much bigger than the actual code for the website in most cases and therefore take the longest to load. On the bright side you can do a whole lot of optimizing with ... Read more »

How to set up a cookieless domain

Cookie Monster from Sesame Street

One of the many techniques for optimizing a website for speed is to serve static content such as CSS, Javascript and image files from a cookieless domain. In this tutorial i'm going to cover what a cookieless domain is and how you can set one up so you can do ... Read more »

How to cache your static resources


Almost every website contains resources that don't change very often. CSS, javascript and image files are excellent examples of this. These files are downloaded every single time a webpage is loaded. This could really increase the time it takes to load your webpages. Don't you think that it would be ... Read more »