Google Steps up the Pace

Posted: May 3rd, 2010

Google Adds Speed Algorithm, Effects Site Rankings in Search For a long time now Google has pushed the importance of speed in their products and on the web. Just last month Google has announced that they will be including a new trigger in their search ranking algorithms: site speed. “Speeding up websites is important — […]

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Request Reduction – The Cool, but Clunky Method

Posted: April 24th, 2009

Yesterday we saw an interesting effort from Digg to address the problem of multiple requests and its effect on page speed. Recently there has been growing interest in various schemes for request bundling. For example, a way to use data URIs in most browsers was shown here: http://www.hedgerwow.com/360/dhtml/base64-image/code.txt. It is ugly, but mostly works. In […]

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