My Boss is behind my life to minimize the load
time of websites !
If your Boss is also doing the same than let me help you and give
you some ps which deﬁnitely help you to reduce the load me of
your website and keep your business growing and Cool down your
Boss too. Here are simple yet eﬀec ve ways to make sure that your
website is running fast.
1. Op mize Images: always use the “Save for the web” feature
included on image edi ng so ware. Images represent the
heavier load on virtually any website so make sure you are
op mizing them.
2. Check Image Formats: apart from op mizing images it is
important that you choose the right format. JPEG format is
suitable for photographs or true‐color images. The GIF
format should be used with ﬂat‐color images like logos or
bu ons. PNG works very similar to GIF but it supports more
3. Op mize Your CSS: most websites are designed with CSS
nowadays. Make sure to aggregate and clean your CSS.
4. Use a Slash on Your Links: when a user opens a link on the
form “h p://www.maximumhit.com/about” the server will
need to ﬁgure what kind of ﬁle or page is contained on that
address. If you include a slash (/) at the end of the link the
server will already know that this is a directory page,
reducing the load me of the site.
5. Use the Height and Width Tags: many people forget to add
the Height and Width tags on image codes. Those tags will
make sure that the browser knows the size of the image
before loading it. The result is that it will reserve a spot for
the images while loading the rest of the page, speeding up
the whole process.
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6. Reduce the HTTP Requests: when opening a web page every
object (images, scripts and the line) will require a round trip
to the server. This latency can add several seconds to the
load me of your site. Make sure to reduce the number of
objects and to combine CSS ﬁles and scripts together.
Happy Blogging !
Ni n Chauhan | ni firstname.lastname@example.org | www.maximumhit.com
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