Mitt, don’t skimp on image optimization I just visited Mitt Romney’s website for the first time and noticed right away that his site looked cheap because his button images had been so compressed for load time. For comparison, here are some similar boxes on BarackObama.com Look for yourself I don’t think the affect of the […]
Google + slow loading = not worth having background images. In trying to keep their homepage as minimal as possible, in December Google switched to fading in the home page links only on an event: moving your mouse or tabbing out of the search box. This was fine when the home page was only white, […]
These horses are somehow not cool. Speeding up your blog is. I am working on a WordPress project that has a pretty heavy database, and I want to be able to auto-optimize the WordPress database. Even though they are integrating this functionality into WordPress 3.0, I want it now, and without having to use a […]
If you want to disable the WordPress plugin WP-DownloadManager‘s download-css.css file from being loaded, add the following code to your functions.php file: remove_action(‘wp_print_styles’, ‘downloads_stylesheets’); Alternatively, if you would just like to use your own stylesheet, you can add a file named download-css.css to your theme’s directory, and the plugin will automatically load your stylesheet instead.
Load time matters Imagine waiting 18 seconds for a page to load (on a high-speed connection) — not just the home page, but any inside page of a website. Pretty frustrating, right? Having bad load times makes a huge difference to your customers. I helped a new client reduce page load time from 19 seconds […]