Why does one want to streamline and optimize files anyway?


Once again I write a follow up referring to this post and that one.


Well for one thing when I consider the limited resources that I have at my disposal (for serving up from home). Then the fast rendering of, html/css/txt and other files of type plain/text, pages is (still and always will be) one of my highest priorities while running a small server from within the comforts of my own home.

So I logged in to my google webmaster account the other day and I got a bit curious about how I fair these days. The longest time ever needed for the googlebot to download something was a whopping 21 seconds (yeah that is just as long as it takes my mobile/smart phone [gprs] to render my own pages.). The fastest was below one second (I read somewhere once that a(ny) page should load within at least 7 seconds)!!! Well surely I can do better than that and make it on average load within the second or less!? I am trying, hence the posts about how to remove the most unneeded things like whitespace and empty lines, while still keeping things as human readable as possible (tidy and such).

For proofz look here.

March 1st 2011: Time for a small update!

When I came to the suggestions page, Google recommended the page-speed and firebug tools. Now thanks to those tools I have even optimized things more than ever before. On a side note: I thought a reduction in size of approx 75% of each html/css/txt/js file was a great accomplishment though. Then again I thought wrong! 😆 The only price I have to pay is that due to its compactness, the readability (especially those of ‘minified’ css files) is somewhat more complicated now, but I’ll simply have to live with the fact that I have to squint my eyes more often when looking through the source. 😆 Now that I’ve mentioned those plugins I think it is only fair to mention trusty web developer as well. A tool I can recommend sincerely for those who are merely interested in what is going on behind the scene of the page you’re viewing at such a moment. A highly educational tool!

Well I think I have blabbed more then enough for now, so next up I am going to insert a few galleries here:
One for the firebug screenshots.


The other for browser screenshots.

Then I am going to bid you adieu.

Until next time,

Alex

5 thoughts on “Why does one want to streamline and optimize files anyway?

    • Kthanks (It’s you’re good btw.)! But do you want my opinion (this is actually not a question contrary to popular belief! :lol:)? Why don’t you start your own blog! If you do; then you could tell the world for instance how much you like to pimp your facebook profile with ‘some’ new layout. Instead of trying to advertise by means of using in this case my blog. Got all that? Now be on your way!;fi.

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  1. holla amigos,Me Disfruta su blog,muy informativo, Te falta sólo una herramienta de traducción el resto tudo ok!También me encanta trabajar en blogs y jugar al poker en la red… No se si tu disfrutas de Poker Online, jo ha passado aqui para ayudes pero jo ha arranjado um dinero gratis de poker en línea ayer,Puedo dejar la dirección aquí es *deleted* ahora la question es que jo no sé que jugar cash game o tournments?…….no sé mucho de estrategia de Poker!
    abrazo
    excusa mi mal espanol!
    PS: Yo estoy de vacaciones en Girona y Lo estoy disfrutando mucho! sin depósito ahora lo problema es que jo no sé que jugar No limit o Fixed Limit?…….no sé mucho de estrategia de Poker!
    Adios

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    • ¡Yo no juego sólo ejecutar! ¿Si necesita una herramienta de traducción para este blog o lo que sea? Entonces ¿por qué no intenta http://translate.google.com/ # en | es | por ejemplo? Mientras todo esto fue muy divertido para mí para anotar hacer, pero dime una cosa. ¿Qué diablos significa todo tiene que ver con el mensaje de la OP.

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